Christine "Peanut" Vardaros is a world-class vegan cyclist – both vegan and competing professionally since 2000. She currently races for STEVENS T. Strong Transportation Cycling Team. She is a freelance journalist and writer for various magazines and sites like CYCLOCROSS Magazine, and Cyclingnews.com. In addition, Christine is an official spokesperson for IDA (In Defense of Animals), PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), and The Vegan Society. She has spoken at events such as Veggie Pride Parade in NYC, World Vegetarian Day in San Francisco, Paris Vegan Day and ECOPOP - Belgium`s Ecological Biological Conference. In addition, Christine is a founding member of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and is a member of the athlete`s advisory board for the Stone Foundation for Sports Medicine and Arthritis Research. And she`s never owned a car. Originally from NYC/California, Vardaros now resides in Belgium with her husband Jonas, their nineteen bikes and an organic garden in the backyard. You can follow her adventures on ChristineVardaros.blogspot.com.