In 2009, Trish Karter rode her bike 1,500 miles in 15 days, staying at family homeless shelters from Atlanta to Boston to raise awareness and help at-risk mothers find a pathway out of poverty through education. She began cycling competitively a year later but suffered a serious brain injury from an accident. During rehabilitation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where she had her two children, Trish decided to set a recovery goal of completing the Mount Washington Bicycle Race. She became an “uphill specialist,” and in 2016 set the mountain record for her age group. A food entrepreneur, she co-founded and led Dancing Deer Baking Company for 16 years. Trish also co-founded lēf Farms and is currently the CEO of Chabaso Bakery. She is a lifelong activist for women’s and environmental issues but also loves the quiet of being in nature with her field easel. She hopes to find more time for painting again soon.
The Alchemy of Accomplishment: How to Turn Pain into Success
In this article, Trish Karter, a cyclist with the Brigham Health Race Across America (RAAM) team, explores the role of channeling doubt and pain into high achievement.
My Hot-Flash Entry into Bicycle Racing
People often say the hardest part of a big race is getting to the starting line. For Team Brigham Health cyclist Trish Karter, getting her first menopausal hot flash in the middle of a high-intensity bike race was a challenge unto itself.