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Linda’s Story Catches Media’s Attention

“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.

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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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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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Reach The Beach!

… Months of training …

    … Riding through the winter …

        … Overcoming anxieties – hills, spandex & clipless pedals …

            … Sticking with it when you feel like dropping out …

                … Mourning the loss of a mother …

                    …Surviving lung disease and learning to ride again …

These are just a few of the obstacles, barriers and personal challenges our Ride Like A Girl team has overcome in preparation to participate in the 2014 Reach the Beach event. Now, just a few days away, the exciting ride lies ahead. No doubt there are still a few butterflies, probably mixed with excitement and thoughts of  “I just want to get to the beach!” Continue reading