Grimpeur (gram-peurr), or the feminine grimpeuse (gram-peuhz), is a French term, literally translated as “climber.” To be a true grimpeur, one must be strong-willed and physically tough, able to suffer more than the next rider to get to the top first. True heart. In the women’s peloton, American Mara Abbott is the epitome of a grimpeuse. This all-climbing profile was created in honor of this amazing female athlete. If you have concerns about one long climb, rest-assured, we provide modifications and motivations to keep your class engaged.