Founder and CEO, Homestretch Foundation
Kathryn Bertine is an author, athlete, activist and documentary filmmaker who is best known as one of America’s most recognized advocates for gender parity in the sport of cycling.
During her pro cycling career, Bertine was a three-time Caribbean Champion, six-time national champion of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and raced for five years on the pro road circuit with four UCI domestic and World Tour teams. After retiring from competition, she became an activist for women’s rights in sports and authored three nonfiction books, All the Sundays Yet to Come, As Good As Gold, and The Road Less Taken. From 2006 through 2012, Bertine was a columnist, author and senior editor for ESPN and, when ESPN rejected her documentary proposal, she self-produced HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling which debuted in sixteen nations, won six film festivals and successfully brought the hammer down on the corruption and sexism in sports.
She is founder and CEO of the Homestretch Foundation which advocates for women’s rights in sports and currently serves as Trek’s Ambassador for Equality in Cycling. Bertine lives in Tucson, AZ and holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from the University of Arizona.