STATS

Height 5'4"
Home Town Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Years Riding 17
Years Raced 11
Stance Goofy
Climbs Rock, Ice, Mixed, Free, Aid

BIO

A nine year veteran of professional cycling, Barb Howe – affectionately known as Barbarella – was one of the most recognizable personalities of the U.S. cyclocross scene. In only her second year within the pro cyclocross ranks in 2005, she earned a nomination to the USA National Team and represented the United States at Cyclocross World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany. Since then, she has excelled in road racing and mountain biking as well, posting top finishes in every discipline at national and international events.

Barb entered the 2010-11 cyclocross season as a reigning Masters National Champion, winning the Women's 30-34 age group in Bend, Oregon in late 2009. With ongoing support from Ibis Cycles, SRAM and Lazer Sport, and support from her new sponsors American Classic, Blackbottoms Cyclewear, FMB tires and Crank Brothers, Barb competed in a diverse array of events.

TIMELINE

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2010
SEP 17
Forms her own team: "Ibis and the Danger Twins"

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
DEC 11
Wins Masters National title in Cyclocross, Age 30-34

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
NOV 29
Wins NorCal District Cyclocross Championship

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
NOV 01
6th at Boulder Cup UCI Cyclocross

Photo: Rob O'Dea

2009
OCT 31
8th at Blue Sky Velo Cup UCI

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
OCT 11
4th at Cincinnati UCI Cyclocross Festival, Day 3

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
OCT 10
5th at Cincinnati UCI Cyclocross Festival, Day 2

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
OCT 09
6th at Cincinnati UCI Cyclocross Festival, Day 1

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
SEP 20
5th at Rad Racing Grand Prix UCI Cyclocross

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2009
SEP 01
Signs with Vanderkitten Racing for 2009-10

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2008
NOV 09
2nd at Dam Cross UCI

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2008
OCT 19
7th at Wissahickon Cross UCI

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2008
OCT 18
5th at Granogue Cross UCI

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2008
OCT 10
6th at Cincinnati UCI Cyclocross Festival, Day 1

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2008
AUG 24
5th at Single Speed World Championships

Photo: Tim Gasperak

2007
DEC 26
Ruptures achilles tendon at Hofstade World Cup
2007
DEC 16
17th at USA Cyclocross National Championships

Photo: Catherine VandeVelde

2007
OCT 07
3rd at Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #2

Photo: Marco Quezada

2007
OCT 06
3rd at Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #1

Photo: Laura Weislo

2007
JUL 14
2nd at Downieville Classic Cross Country

Photo: John Shafer

2007
MAR
Signs with Velo Bella Kona pro mountain bike team
2006
JAN 29
25th at UCI Cyclocross World Championships

Photo: Larry Hickmott

2006
JAN 20
Featured in Gazet van Antwerpen newspaper
2006
JAN 11
3rd at Scheldecross Antwerp

Photo: Joscelin Ryan

2005
NOV 20
Top American, USGP Cyclocross series

Photo: Russ & Nancy Wright

2005
NOV 06
2nd at Verge Highland Park Cyclocross

Photo: Dennis Smith

2005
NOV 05
Wins Lower Allen Classic Cyclocross
2005
OCT 29
2nd at Michelob Ultra USGP Gloucester

Photo: Breton Hornblower

2005
OCT 23
2nd at Wissahickon Cross

Photo: Dennis Smith

2005
OCT 22
4th at Granogue Cross

Photo: Dennis Smith

2005
OCT 09
2nd at USGP Rad Racing

Photo: Russ & Nancy Wright

2005
OCT 08
3rd at Cannondale Stumptown Grand Prix

Photo: Russ & Nancy Wright

2005
OCT 03
Starts blogging for CyclingNews.com
2005
OCT 02
Wins Whitmore's Super Cross Cup Series

Photo: Alan Atwood

2005
JUN 20
Wins Nevada City Bicycle Classic

Photo: Rob O'Dea

2004
DEC 05
4th Cyclocross at Coyote Point UCI

Photo: Russ & Nancy Wright

2004
DEC 04
2nd Bianchi Cross UCI

Photo: Russ & Nancy Wright

2004
OCT 24
Wins Wissahickon Cross

Photo: Dennis Smith

2004
OCT 23
Wins Granogue Cross

Photo: Dennis Smith

1997
AUG
Climbs El Capitan in Yosemite National park

SELECT RESULTS

2010

1° - Big Sandy Point to Point Mountain Bike Race
1° - Winter XC Series #5
1° - Dirty Gears MTB XC Series #2
1° - Tamarancho Dirt Classic
2° - USA Cyclocross National Championships, Masters 35-39
3° - Dam Cross #2
3° - Krosstober Fest #1
4° - Dam Cross #1
5° - Krosstober Fest #2
6° - Darkhorse Cyclos-Stampede International
8° - USA Cyclocross Elite National Championships
8° - NACT #6 Boulder Cup
9° - Bio Wheels International
10° - NACT #2 Rad Racing Gran Prix
10° - NACT #1 Star Crossed
14° - Nevada City Bicycle Classic

2009

USA National Champion, Masters Women 30-34 cyclocross
Northern California District Champion, cyclocross
1° - NorCal State Mountain Bike Championships, pro class
1° - Shasta Lemurian Classic
1° - Big Sandy Point to Point Mountain Bike Race
1° - Friends of Tamarancho Invitational
1° - LARPD Cyclocross #1
2° - Bay Area Super Prestige #4
4° - BioWheels Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival UCI
5° - JavaJohnny's Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival UCI
5° - North American Cyclocross Trophy #2, Rad Racing UCI
6° - North American Cyclocross Trophy #8, Boulder Cup UCI
6° - Granogue Cross UCI
6° - Dark Horse Cyclo-Stampede UCI
9° - USGP Portland Cup #1 UCI
14° - USGP Portland Cup #2 UCI

2008

2° - Dam Cross
2° - Howell Mountain Challenge XC
5° - Granogue Cross
5° - Single Speed World Championships
6° - Dark Horse Cyclo-Stampede UCI
7° - Wissahickon Cross UCI
9° - Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup UCI #1
10° - Bio Wheels/United Dairy Farmers Cyclocross UCI
11° - Java Johnny's/Lionhearts Cyclocross UCI
12° - Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup #2 UCI
12° - USGP Portland Cup #1 UCI
14° - Cross Vegas UCI
15° - USGP Portland Cup #2 UCI

2007

2° - Downieville Classic Cross Country
2° - Dam Cross
2° - Napa Valley Dirt Classic
3° - Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup #1 UCI
3° - Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup #2 UCI
7° - Pescadero Road Race
7° - Redline North American Cross UCI
10° - USGP Mercer Cup #1 UCI
13° - USGP Mercer Cup #2 UCI
17° - USA Cyclocross National Championships

2006

UCI Cyclocross World Rank 24th
USA National Team, cyclocross
USA World Team, cyclocross
3° - Scheldecross Antwerp
18° - Liévin World Cup Cyclocross
23° - Hoogerheide World Cup Cyclocross
25° - Cyclocross World Championships

2005

USA National Team, cyclocross
USA World Team, cyclocross
Top American, USGP Cyclocross series
Northern California District Champion, cyclocross
1° - Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup UCI
1° - Southampton Cross UCI
1° - Nevada City Bicycle Classic
1° - Lower Allen Classic UCI
2° - Michelob Ultra USGP Gloucester UCI
2° - USGP Rad Racing UCI
2° - Wissahickon Cross UCI
2° - Verge Highland Park Cyclocross UCI
3° - Cannondale Stumptown Grand Prix UCI
4° - Granogue Cross UCI
5° - GC, Tri-Peaks Challenge Stage Race
5° - Pescadero Road Race
6° - USA Cyclocross National Championships
8° - Wente Vineyars Road Race
9° - Infineon Cougar Mountain Classic
10° - University Road Race
14° - GC, Joe Martin Stage Race
21° - Sea Otter Classic NORBA
25° - GC, Outside Magazine Tour of the Gila
26° - Cyclocross World Championships
37° - Montreal World Cup

2004

Northern California District Champion, cyclocross
1° - Granogue Cross UCI
1° - Wissahickon Cross UCI
2° - Bianchi Cross UCI
4° - Michelob Ultra USGP Gloucester UCI
4° - Cyclocross at Coyote Point UCI
4° - Pescadero Coastal Classic Road Race
4° - Copperopolis Road Race
4° - Wente Vineyards Road Race
5° - Verge Highland Park Cross UCI
6° - Verge Beacon Cross UCI
8° - Mount Hamilton Classic
9° - USA Cyclocross National Championships
9° - Berkeley Hills Road Race

2003

Northern California District Champion, cyclocross
1° - Sea Otter CLassic XC, Expert