Dena Ali


I’m Dena, a firefighter, from Raleigh, North Carolina.  I have been a cyclist since 2000. I started as a mountain biker and won several local races between 2003-2009. In 2009, I started road cycling as a way to improve my endurance and strengthen my Mountain Biking. My partner Juan Pedraza and I have won the Briar Chapel Coed Duo 6 hour mountain Bike race 4 years in a row! 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. I have also completed the Raleigh Half Ironman 3 years in a row 2013, 2014, 2015. In 2019, I look forward to competing in the Chicago Half Marathon and getting back in shape after finishing my MPA. 

Favorite Flavor: Spiced Vanilla Protein- I absolutely love it after a workout or before bed!