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
Checkout this story just aired on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt – and be sure to watch for the flash of pink as Ride Like a Girl founder, Caroly Jen, is interviewed for the segment.
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.
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
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).
Road Bike Training Camp: Day -1
Everyone loves summer camp, right? Many women love the annual camp tradition for the freedom it brings when the kiddos are gone for a week. But in the case of Ride Like A Girl Cycling, this year it’s our turn. With the help of Bowen Sports Performance, we have our first-ever road bike training camp – and it starts tomorrow.
Thinking of the fourteen women who are preparing and packing tonight for this grand adventure, I was inspired to write this poem. Continue reading