Hi. I’m Gloria.

gloria liu freelance writerI’m a freelance writer and editor based in Boulder, Colorado. I’m also an editor-at-large for BICYCLING Magazine.

In a past life, I worked in finance. By 26, I was one of my firm’s youngest vice presidents. But that path never quite felt right. So after about five years, I quit my job to be a ski bum in New Zealand and Colorado. It was an experiment: What would it be like to do something I loved every day? 

I eventually ended up in a marketing job in the bike industry. But I always wanted to be a journalist. When I turned 30, I had an epiphany on an airplane that led me to quit my job and start freelancing full-time. While I was spending a summer mountain biking and writing in Chamonix, France, I landed a position at BICYCLING as the gear editor. Later, I became the features editor for both BICYCLING and Runners World. I’m proud to be part of the hardworking team that helped BICYCLING earn two 2017 National Magazine Award nominations. Now, as a contributor, I write and edit features, service, hot takes, gear reviews, and a regular column for the magazine. My most popular stories span a wide range of topics, from the self-discovery gained by going #FullEnduro, to the intersection of #MeToo and cycling, to the celebration of the wonderful outliers in our communities.

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I’m also available for freelance assignments. As a writer, my work has also appeared on Outside, Women’s Health, The Red Bulletin, Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Rodale’s Organic Life, BIKE, BikeRadar, Slowtwitch, and other publications.

To connect, follow me on Instagram @thats_my_line. For inquiries about freelance work, email me at liuglo@gmail.com.