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Pure Gold: Cycle Oregon 2016

15cyc019_5x5_postcard_fnlIt’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


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Celebrating Firsts & Personal Bests

Last Saturday thirty-nine cyclists of the Ride Like A Girl Team gathered at each of the four starting lines: Portland, Newberg, Amity and Grand Rhonde, with a singular purpose: Reach the Beach! A long road with months of preparation and training: biking in spite of rain, learning to climb hills, facing ever-increasing and more challenging distances, monitoring food intake, gathering sponsors and managing a good dose Continue reading


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Cycling Builds Confidence, Restores Spirit

Today’s post is written by Trudy Hussman, a RLAG Cycling member, avid cyclist for 9 years, and a professional writer for much longer! She tells the story of Penny Clouser, who was recently awarded Ride Like A Girl’s “Most Inspirational Rider” (selected by the 2014 RLAG bicycling girlfriends).  It is a story of overcoming the odds, rebuilding confidence and restoring the spirit after a series of life’s toughest challenges. It is also a poignant example of RLAG’s theme for 2015, “Come as you are!”

 

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Penny (right) with Susie.

When Penny Clouser’s friend Susie told her about Ride Like a Girl in early 2014, Penny knew Continue reading


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Then and Now: Celebrating 2014!

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2014 “newbies” at the Banks-Vernonia Trailhead.

How often do you stop and look back?  It is a great exercise, especially for the purpose of celebrating progress. Last April, Ride Like A Girl launched its second season with a mostly-new group of forty women who wanted to try this biking thing. They dusted off their bikes buried deep inside their garages. They wheeled them into a neighborhood bike shop for inspection, adjustment and some minor repairs. They listened to Continue reading


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Girlfriends Tell All!

The journey of three women’s entrance into cycling.

Meet Evy, Linda, and Sheri, three women who entered the world of cycling through Ride Like A Girl. Until last April, not one of them had mounted the saddle of a bike in 3-10 years. They were cycling newbies and self-proclaimed “Nervous Nellies.”  With their permission, I am sharing their stories in the form of a conversational interview we had over coffee at the Urban Grind in Northwest Portland. First, let me introduce them to you. Continue reading