Hi. I’m Gloria.

gloria liu freelance writerI’m a freelance journalist and editor based in Boulder, Colorado. I’m also an editor-at-large for BICYCLING and Runner’s World.

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 for me. So after about five years, I quit my job to snowboard in New Zealand and Colorado. It was an experiment: What would it be like to do something I loved every day? I’ve been chasing passion ever since.

I eventually ended up in a marketing job overseeing the digital content strategy at TrainingPeaks, a popular online training log for endurance athletes. But I always wanted to be a journalist, so in 2013, I started freelancing full-time. While I was spending a summer mountain biking and writing in Chamonix, France, I landed a position at BICYCLING in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, as the gear editor. There, I oversaw the production of three annual Buyer’s Guides. 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.

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Now, I’m freelancing full-time. 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. I write about a wide range of topics, from grief and love, to the psychology behind why we love getting big air, to the intersection of #MeToo and cycling, to the celebration of the wonderful outliers in our communities.

To connect, follow me on Instagram or Twitter @thats_my_line. For freelance inquiries, or to pitch me at Bicycling or Runner’s World, email me at liuglo@gmail.com.