An avid cyclist from an early age, Rene enjoys navigating new trails. She is an all seasons cyclist, commuting via cycling through all seasons in New England. In addition to cycling, Rene goes the distance via road races. Her affinity for adventure knows no bounds and she has sprinted in Fenway Park for the Cupid Run, hiked the Manoa Falls Trail, and raced on the Road to Wellness.
She believes that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of all cyclists, runners, pedestrians, and persons with disabilities everyday on the road.
In 2022 she will embark on her ninth 20 mile Walk for Hunger. In her professional career, she is a pediatric occupational therapist. As an adjunct professor she developed and taught a graduate-level occupational therapy course. She is the founder of The Red Balloon, her blog which chronicles her travel and adventures in Boston and beyond.