I’m Kyla Forsberg, a proud, PNW-born and raised, self-proclaimed bike nerd. I started out as a road biker, turned to gravel riding, and then became a mountain bike addict. I’m a former bike shop owner, and certified bike mechanic. I love shredding the trails, bike camping and gravel grinding. I also live with Bipolar Disorder. When all hope is lost, bikes bring me the joy I need to get through the day. I hope to encourage others living with mental illness to find joy and happiness through the power of biking. I use my blog, Bipolar Bike Chick, to educate people about mental illness, and to start a conversation around a topic that has too long been stigmatized.