Use Pilates to develop your cycling powerhouse

As cyclists, we are always looking to improve our on-the-bike performance. Developing core strength through Pilates will translate to increases in wattage, stability, and endurance. Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercises that emphasizes alignment, breath, and the development of a strong core. In Pilates, the core is more than just your abs; it alsoContinue reading “Use Pilates to develop your cycling powerhouse”

Endura’s new Pro SL EGM bibshorts: No more excuses

Have you been hesitant to try bibshorts because it’s just a pain in the butt (no pun intended) when it’s time for a bathroom break? It’s a whole process to take off your jersey, pull down the bib straps, do your business, and redress. I hear ya sister. The inconvenience for some women can outweighContinue reading “Endura’s new Pro SL EGM bibshorts: No more excuses”

Get ready to be inspired: Mary Kate Callahan, Ironman Champion and Elite Paratriathlete

Cycling can look different from one person to the next. There are commuters, mountain bikers, gravel grinders, roadies, racers, and triathletes. We also come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities. My intention when launching Sunflowers and Pedals was to advocate that cycling is for every BODY. For a person with a physical disability, cycling isContinue reading “Get ready to be inspired: Mary Kate Callahan, Ironman Champion and Elite Paratriathlete”

Menopause and perimenopause: Navigating your midlife health

Whenever I ask my women’s cycling group what topics they’d like me to cover, often menopause is high on the list. Menopause and nutrition, menopause and fitness, menopause and…well you fill in the blank. Perimenopause and menopause continue to be a black hole for many women and we are forced to navigate this phase inContinue reading “Menopause and perimenopause: Navigating your midlife health”

Taking Back the Power. Personal Safety When Cycling.

When surveyed, women stated they were apprehensive to take up cycling because they fear for their physical safety, like getting hit by a car, as well as personal safety. This includes being harassed to outright physical or sexual assault. You can’t be adventurous if you’re afraid and cycling is all about adventure. So how doesContinue reading “Taking Back the Power. Personal Safety When Cycling.”

Cycling Releases Sensory Stress for Autistic Riders

I wanted to kick off World Autism Month by bringing to light the benefits cycling has for someone on the spectrum. Back in 2017, I wrote a blog about my friend’s 15-year-old autistic son learning to ride a bike for the first time. It was really an emotional time for the whole family and educatedContinue reading “Cycling Releases Sensory Stress for Autistic Riders”

Gravel Cycling: A conversation with pro cyclists Kae Takeshita

I’m a roadie at heart, but over the past few years, I’ve started to gravitate to gravel riding. It’s a totally different vibe than road riding: more relaxed, with a wide range of personalities and an even wider range of bikes. When riding gravel roads there’s a sense of adventure. You never know what you’llContinue reading “Gravel Cycling: A conversation with pro cyclists Kae Takeshita”

Turning a Cycling Passion into a Successful Business

You rarely find a bike shop that is women-owned, but even more unlikely that it is women-run. Kate and Danielle are breaking the mold by running not only Brown County Bikes, a very successful bike shop in Nashville Indiana, but also DNK Presents which is an outdoor adventure business.