Joining a Team or Club

After Primal’s Women’s-Only Bike Clinic, questions lingered like a wheel-sucker. One of which was joining a team or club. Where do you start? What do you have to do? Are there requirements? An application fee? How do you find a team in your city? Why would you even want to join a club or team? Benefits of Joining a Team/Club 1. Camaraderie Joining a team or club gives you camaraderie. Why do you think #teamworkmakesthedreamwork is so popular? It’s a great way for women to start getting into the cycling scene. You’ll grow your network of friends, cycling-enthusiasts, and professionals. …

Women’s-Only Bike Clinic

When one woman has an idea, it can be powerful. When she recruits more women and they make it happen, it can be a revolution. Our revolutions are by the minute on two wheels. Becky Furuta with Team Novo Nordisk came to Pat and me with a remarkable idea – one that had us immediately jumping on board: A Women’s-Only Bike Clinic It started simple: “I want to get all these chicks together, probably at my office for beers and do a chicks-only, newish rider happy hour with basic bike mechanics involved, and answer all the questions that have come …

Prepare your body now for those summer rides coming up

Prepare your body now for those summer rides coming up by Sue Lloyd, Head Coach at Inspired Training Center, Denver, Colorado A bicycle coach once said that June races are won in January. While not all of us are planning to race, many of us are beginning to make plans for single and multi-day tours, long rides with friends and family, and the occasional friendly competition with teammates. Anyone who’s participated in any of these cycling activities knows how enjoyable they can be with a fit, prepared body, and likewise, how miserable they are with an unprepared body. So, what …

5 CARE TIPS FOR CYCLING APPAREL

1. Don’t leave your wet clothing in a pile Liv Race Day Long Sleeve Jersey When you return from your ride you might find your clothes soaked!  If you don’t plan on tossing them in the washer immediately, hang them to dry.  This will help prevent odor-causing bacteria to grow and dissipate the odor put into your clothing during your ride.   2. Don’t re-wear your dirty cycling clothes Liv Race Day Bib Shorts It might sound convenient or even eco-friendly to re-wear lightly used jerseys and cycling shorts, but it is best to start with a fresh kit every ride.  Odor …