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The Power of Girlfriends

Nelson Mandela has said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Courage is just what this Ride Like A Girl team demonstrated Saturday, May 17th when they biked 55 miles from Amily to Pacific City, as participants in the 2014 Reach the Beach cycling event. While family and friends are calling them brave, strong, and confident – many of these gals would be quick to tell you Continue reading


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7 Practices to Reduce Risk of Injury

We all want to be safe. So it was no surprise that among the eighty women I have surveyed since 2013, the first and foremost concern about starting to bike is related to the fear of getting hurt. Well, I have good news. There are many ways a cyclist can minimize the risk of injury and enjoy a safe ride. 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