You may think it’s a no-brainer; helping a friend to adjust her helmet or add an accessory to her bike; or hanging back to ride with her when she’s struggling to keep pace with the rest of the group. Unfortunately, we don’t always find this girlfriend spirit in a cycling group. Sometimes Strava goals, destination timetables and competitive spirits win over lending a helping hand. But last Friday I witnessed the blessing and beauty Continue reading
On April 5th, 2018 Ride Like A Girl (RLAG) will celebrate five years of helping women fall in love with biking. Today, RLAG has close to two hundred members, fifteen volunteer ride leaders and a continued passion to come alongside women who want to dust off their bike and ride. Listen in on this informal interview with founder and ‘girlfriend in charge’, Carolyn Jen, to learn why she started RLAG, what makes it unique and what surprises it has yielded since that special spring day in 2013.
This video was produced by Melanie Wood, Happy Feet Photography.
To learn more about Ride Like A Girl, check out our Meetup.com schedule or find us on Facebook:
Travel is an amazing vehicle to discover new people, places and things, as evidenced today when I met “Tal” in Croatia and fell in love with this “True Love” sticker that she created. Our bus-train commute from Zagreb to Split provided the opportunity to meet but when she shared her creation, I was instantly curious to know more. Tal (who wishes to be called only by her first name) is a Berlin artist, bike mechanic and Continue reading
“Do I really inspire people?” Linda genuinely ponders how her seemingly simple story has captured the attention of the media when KATU, one of Portland’s local broadcasters, aired her story April 14th, “Everyday Heroes: Ride Like a Girl.”
No spoiler alert needed because you won’t find the details here; I’m including a link below so you can view and read for yourself. If as a result, you find yourself moved, tearing up or feeling motivated to overcome a personal challenge, perhaps you will share your thoughts and help Linda discover that simple (when combined with transparency) inspires! Linda’s “Everyday Heroes …” story on KATU.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney inspired the world to tap the wellspring of friendship with the 1967 Beatles song, “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Stumbling upon their lyrics this early January morning, I felt creative and wrote a girlfriend version. I hope it inspires you to make 2017 the year to start biking!
Who is the man who has most encouraged your biking?
As a women’s group we celebrate the amazing things that happen when Continue reading
Some of the biggest heroes during the week of Cycle Oregon are our beloved SAG drivers (SAG:Support and Gear). These rescue vehicles are operated by friendly and furry friends on a mission to bring laughter, cheer and Continue reading
It’s here! Cycle Oregon’s (CO) annual seven-day bicycle tour through rural Oregon. Today we gather and tomorrow we roll out from Myrtle Creek, westward to the Southern Oregon Coast. Bandon, Gold Beach and Brookings are just a few towns waiting for our arrival and ready to showcase their hospitality, uniqueness and gems in their little corner of the world. It is my sixth consecutive year participating in this delightful and priceless experience called, “Cycle Oregon”. Continue reading
Hoods versus Drops:
Coaches JoAnn, Cody and Bart demonstrate correct hand position for descending; the drops (lowest position on the handle bars). This gives you the most control, stability, best leverage for braking and all around safety.
It was a morning of descending, climbing, repeat …, and then one final Continue reading
Today’s post is a compilation of the skills we learned on the first day of RLAG Road Biking Camp. We thought sharing them with you would be a great way to remember them ourselves. Note that we have included both photos and video (click to play those).