Kathryn Bertine is a writer, athlete, activist and documentary filmmaker. She is the 3x Caribbean Champion in time trial, and 6x national champion of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) in TT and Road, and a professional cyclist from 2012-2017. She raced for Team Colavita, Wiggle Honda, BMW-Happy Tooth & Cylance Pro Cycling. She has garnered ten top 20 UCI finishes, and has competed at eight world championships. A native of Bronxville, NY she lives in Tucson, AZ. She holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from the University of Arizona.
Athletics have been a constant in Bertine’s life since childhood. She is a former Division I rower for Colgate University, a pro figure skater, and pro triathlete–which eventually lead to the beginning of her road cycling career in 2007. Off the bike, she is a journalist and author of three books (All The Sundays Yet to Come, Little Brown | As Good As Gold, ESPN Books | The Road Less Taken, Triumph Books), and wrote the So You Wanna Be an Olympian? column for ESPN and the Riding with the Pros column for espnW, where she also worked as senior editor in 2011. As an advocate for equality in women’s sports, Bertine started the movement of Le Tour Entier with fellow athletes Emma Pooley, Marianne Vos & Chrissie Wellington in an effort to bring parity to women’s professional road cycling, starting with the Tour de France. Her film, HALF THE ROAD, is her first documentary. In 2017 she launched the Homestretch Foundation for salary equity in professional sports. You can follow her on Twitter at @kathrynbertine @homestretchfdn @halftheroad and @letourentier