Carol at a Glance
Carol Zemola Garsee
What do you love about cross-country biking?
Going the distance, seeing new scenery and cultures, and meeting new people along the way.
Favorite work-out food?
Peanut butter and jelly.
How do you recover after long rides?
I like to eat a good meal and stretch. I always apply Arnicare to help ease any muscle pain and stiffness.
Who inspires you the most?
My friend Erma. She has inspired me the most during my adult life. We’ve run marathons and biked through Italy together. She’s never stopped believing in and encouraging me.
Carol Zemola Garsee is inspiring others to embrace a healthier lifestyle as she bikes cross-country in the adventure of a lifetime. First inspired by her mother who was an avid cyclist, this 77-year-old continues to ride. What started as a necessity to get around Chicago, her love of biking blossomed into long-distance riding. This is Carol’s second cross-country trip. She has also ridden through several states, Italy, and Canada.