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Writing, speaking + moving

I'm a creator in love with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, I'm almost definitely writing about being outside or interviewing other athletes. I'm a little obsessed with getting people—especially women—psyched on adventure and being outside.

I created The Consummate Athlete weekly podcast, website and book, Becoming A Consummate Athlete with my husband, cycling coach Peter Glassford. 

Most recently, I founded Strong Girl Publishing to tell more stories of young girls in sport, all written by young women athletes. 

Additionally, I'm the author of multiple fiction and nonfiction books (including the Shred Girls series!). I also write for publications including Bicycling magazine +Outside and talk about all things athletic on other podcasts and shows from PBS's NewsHour to the Trail Running Women Podcast.

I regularly host talks and runs clinics for cyclists and teach yoga online and IRL… And in my spare time, I'm ultra-running and racing on trails, riding bikes, or hiking with my mini-dachshund DW and podcast co-host/husband Peter Glassford.


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Strong stories for strong girls

In 2023, I founded Strong Girl Press, a publishing company that makes books + content for middle grade and young adult girls, written by young women athletes. 

Our mission is two-fold:  Inspire girls to in sport, to help them see themselves on the playing field and in the race, and make a space to young women athletes who are looking for a platform to share their voices.

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Coaching, Articles + the Podcast for Busy Endurance Athletes

Whether you’re hoping to PR at Leadville or keep up with the local group ride, we’re here to help. And whether you’re a busy executive, a working parent or a full-time athlete, we believe your goals matter. We have the tools you need to get started. Peter Glassford and I are here to help you become a Consummate Athlete.

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I'm the creator of the Shred Girls, a series and site for girls who want to have fun on two wheels! Shred Girls books one and two are available now, and I regularly hosts talks and clinics for young riders. is a place where readers and riders can find more about Lindsay, Ali and Jen, meet real-world Shred Girls and pick up some great riding tips from experts in videos and articles.

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Freelance writing and podcasting projects in the endurance sport & health and wellness areas


Talks on all things health + wellness-related, including corporate packages that combine short presentations with training plans and fun virtual yoga sessions. ​ Catch me on: Let's Take This Outside; Girls Gone Gravel; The Women's Performance Podcast; The Human Kinesome Project and even on PBS's NewsHour!

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Looking for well-written, inspiring content for your brand's website or newsletter? The quality of that content matters. Molly works with closely with active brands to create creative, original written content. She also regularly works with brands and magazines to coordinate large-scale video and photo projects that create a narrative around people or products. 

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Bike racer turned ultra-runner

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RRCA run coach, 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, NCCP Cycling Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 1 + Fast & Female Expert Ambassador

Books by Molly

  • The Strong Girl

  • Shred Girls: Jen's Rocky Ride

  • Becoming A Consummate Athlete 

  • Shred Girls: Ali's Rocky Ride

  • The Athlete's Guide to Sponsorship

  • Shred Girls: Lindsay's Joyride

  • Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy

  • Fuel Your Ride 

  • Mud, Snow and Cyclocross

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Podcast Reviews

I LOVE listening to Molly Hurford on the Consummate Athlete Podcast. She cracks me up! I listen to her and often laugh out loud, so that definitely helped with the run. 

Great podcast that offers real world, common sensical advice for athletes balancing professional and family obligations. Every episode has lots of great tips for self improvement.

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