Dorien Geertsema

Dorien spends as much of her time on two wheels as possible, preferably exploring new areas and countries. Dorien is equally at home riding tarmac, gravel or mountain bike trails. She is one half of GRVLWMN, the Dutch based social media channel looking to inspire more women to ride.

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Dorien Geertsema

Age: 38
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 8.0 Di2, Apex Onyx Gx, Trek ProCaliber 9.7
Preferred Discipline: Gravel, road and MTB

Dorien Geertsema
Dorien Geertsema

Why ride with Tailfin

As I am into multiday bikepacking more and more, I was looking for a stable lightweight bikepack/-rack that you don’t even feel whilst in or out of the saddle. Furthermore, it needed to be water-resistant, durable, and big enough to carry all the essentials you need on this kind of trip. Even for one day trips when you don’t need that much gear, it’s perfect because of the compression straps. Tailfin perfectly matches all these wishes.

Noteable Achievements

3rd in the 2021 Migration Gravel Race

Additional Information

Events/rides/challenges planned for 2022
Race Around Rwanda, Evolution Gravel Race Tanzania, Across Andes Ultracycling Race (Chili), Gravel Epic (SUI), The Ride Gravel (ITA -> NL), Alpenbrevet (SUI), Flanders Gravel (BEL), Transiberica Badlands (mainly wishlist, I cannot race this in one year haha!)
Music playlist of choice
I listen to music on occasions, especially during a climb for some extra motivation. But when riding solely in nature I just like to listen to all the birds
What do you carry with you on every trip?
Chamois cream
One luxury item you take on a trip
I actually don’t bring items I don’t really need….’go light and fast’
Favourite country to ride in?
Hard one, Kenya was the bomb, but I also really like riding in the Swiss/Italian Alps on and off road
If you could only ride one route, what would it be?
Impossible to name one haha! Crossing Patagonia, New Zealand, the Silk Route, crossing Nepal, Transiberica and many other routes with Mieke Luten