In a culminating ride for the 2014 season, a team of sixteen women from Ride Like A Girl completed a 46-mile bike ride in The Harvest Century Sunday, September 28. In a wave of pink, white and black, the women crossed finish line to be greeted by a live camera and reporter from The Oregonian. It was our first exposure to the local media here in Portland and we were proud to tell the story of women who went from biking zero to forty-five miles in less than six months. Click on the image below to view the recorded interview with RLAG founder, Carolyn Jen.
An excerpt from the online article:
Carolyn Jen, of Portland, organized a group of 100 women through “Ride Like a Girl,” a program she started last year to encourage more female participation in cycling events. She rode the 45-mile route. Most of the training Jen had done before “Ride Like a Girl” had been in groups dominated by men, she said.
“We are going to see a shift in the gender demographics in Portland if we have anything to do about it,” Jen said.
The whole route was beautiful, but Jen’s favorite part was watching the women who started cycling this year cross the finish line, she said.
“We talked a lot about pacing and how to fuel for the ride and then there was a lot of training,” Jen said. “The women really prepared themselves.”
The full story is available at OregonLive.com, Harvest Century: 1,200 riders cycle into fall