• HOME: Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • HEIGHT: 167cm
  • FULL-TIME CAREER: Scientist

In living with a positive-outlook on life, I aspire to compete at the highest level of cyclocross while helping to empower and encourage others to discover the possibilities within themselves to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the sport of cyclocross. I come from a background of playing college basketball, and racing triathlon. To me, cyclocross is more than just a raw power output. There’s so much more to cyclocross; which intrigues me, and pushes me to constantly work on new aspects of cycling! Needless to say, it’s a sport that keeps you on your toes, and requires a lot of finesse as well as fitness, and I absolutely adore that about cyclocross. My overall goal in the sport is to be one of the top in the country, qualifying for the World Championships and competing in Europe within the next few years.

Read more about Raylyn during her interview with MAAP: MAAP - Introducing Raylyn Nuss

Other than cycling....

If you know me, you know how much I love and appreciate a good shoe.

Because of cycling, I get to travel A LOT. During travels for my cycling endeavors, my absolute favorite thing to do in any new city is to find the best coffee shops and sneaker boutiques. A part from the obvious passion for cyclocross, the sneaker passion is strong second.

Why so into shoes? The sneaker passion has always been there (my first set of shoes as a baby were a pair of Nikes). Growing up while playing basketball & being a runner, quality sneakers have always been a huge part of my upbringing.

Fashion is such a strong sense of self expression, and sneakers can be a wearable form of art! I love a good sneaker that adds statement to any wardrobe while also providing major comfort. Look good feel good!

Current favorite sneaker: Kendrick Lamar x React Element 55