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.”
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”
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”
What is Everesting? It’s climbing the same hill over and over again until you climb the equivalent elevation as Mt Everest. Yes, that’s right, a mere 29,029 feet (8,848 meters).
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.
Events like Life Time Her Summit are important for growing the sport we love and welcoming newer athletes. For those of us who have been biking for years, we tend to forget what it was like to be a newbie.
Last year’s International Women’s Day Ride is etched in my brain. First and foremost it was an amazing day. Over 40 riders, men and women, came out to the TrekHP bike shop to celebrate women’s achievements. Most of the group dressed in the day’s signature purple we rode over 30 miles with a quick photoContinue reading “2021 International Women’s Day Together We Ride”
We know adding yoga to our training program will benefit our cycling but we don’t always find time to fit it in. Recently Wahoo has partnered with renowned yoga instructor Abi Carver of Yoga15.com to offer 15-minute yoga practices specifically designed for cyclists. These yoga sessions are part of the SUF Training app and incorporateContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists”
As a child my parents always instilled in me to stand up for what I believe in and if I see something wrong, speak up. I’ve embraced their teachings throughout my life. Sometimes it wasn’t popular, but more often than not it brought about change. I’m by all means not in the ranks of GretaContinue reading “Stand Up and Advocate for Change”
Many times young girls, especially those in a minority, don’t see themselves in sports like mountain biking, rock climbing, skateboarding, or surfing. Hayley Diep felt that way growing up. She didn’t see girls like herself participating in extreme sports on TV, in magazines, or even out in her neighborhood. As she grew older, she foundContinue reading “Extreme Sports Are for Girls, Too!”