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Who is the man who has most encouraged your biking?


Vest, “The Elevator” helps Leslie up a hill on her first Reach the Beach bike event.


As a women’s group we celebrate the amazing things that happen when women support, encourage and cheer each other along the sometimes-uncomfortable path of becoming a cyclist. But as we approach the end of 2016, let’s look back and consider the guys who have made a difference in our journey.

Champions of Female Cyclists:

Many of you have responded to the, “Who is the guy…?” question in a recent Facebook post and I have delighted in reading each of your replies and “meeting the guys” via the photos you’ve shared. In fact, these champions of female cyclists have inspired me to write this blog. I want to both acknowledge their contributions and to share their good deeds with other guys that may be looking for ways to encourage women to bike – or at least give biking a try. Perhaps this will be just in time for those New Year’s resolutions or that upcoming 2017 vacation planning conversation.

How Your Guys are Encouraging Women:

  • Brad introduced Rachel to cycling by purchasing a tandem bike and celebrating their anniversary with a bike tour. Super cool.
  • Daddy, Vest, heaps loads of encouragement on his daughter, Brooke. In February he took her to Hawaii to ride! Mahalo, Dad.
  • Big brother encourages Michelle simply by biking with her. When he finds himself in the lead, he waits for her to catch up. Don’t we love patient men?
  • Joe “motivates me, encourages me, never leaves me in the dust…”, says wife, Mackie. He’s a keeper.
  • Hubby, Jason, encourages Adrienne to push her cycling skills to new levels; and when she’s frustrated, “He has endless patience.” Wow!
  • Tony helped Gail ensure her bike was in safe, working condition, biked with her and offered training tips. That hubby deserves a virtual group hug.
  • Jamie helped Natasha by encouraging her to buy a road bike and then riding along the coast together. Thanks for the money, Honey. 


My Guys:

I’ll wrap up by giving a shout out to a few of the amazing men that have made a significant difference in my cycling journey which began only six years ago.

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To all the awesome men who support women on bikes with their time, patience and encouragement – Thank you!


Author: Carolyn @ RideLikeAGirlPortland.com

I am an avid cyclist, passionate about training and encouraging other women to discover the joys of cycling. I believe that if women have a learning environment that feels safe, is fun and includes the support of other women, they will naturally Learn, Laugh and Love it!

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