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Bike Share While Traveling

24 February, 2017

Bike Share While Traveling
Bike sharing can be an excellent opportunity for visitors to see a city in a new way without the cost and commitment of a long-term bike rental. From Los Angeles to Paris, I've come to see that cities around the world are rapidly creating their own bike sharing programs to give residents and tourists a convenient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to travel. While I surely enjoy taking two wheels to get to know a new city, bike sharing has become one of my favorite uses of local transit because of the accessibility, convenience, and affordability.

Cycle, For the Future

26 January, 2017

Cycle, For the Future
I went to the Women's March on Jan 21st, feeling empowered and sure that our voices would be heard. However, this week has been filled with harrowing news of erasing years of women's progress under the terms of "executive order". What was a loud roar from women was met with political leaders retaliation on all fronts. In these harrowing times, many of us have more to worry about. People of color. Immigrants. Refugees. The LGBTQ community. People with disabilities. Those who need access to affordable health care. Those who want a quality education for their children. This affects us all, most of us in more ways than one. With so much at stake, there are many questions we all have but more pressing, what do we do? 

It's time to stand up and fight. As cyclist, we are tough as shit. We climb uphill, shred tracks, and dodge dangers on the roads. We sweat, we push, we dig deep to keep going. That tenacity is what the world needs from us now. 

Route Feminent in Vermont

17 January, 2017

Route Feminent in Vermont
It was a simple tweet derived from a fantasy to escape on a bike tour that turned into a reality when Brent Knepper of Everything Will Be Noble reached out to me and offered support through Route Feminent. Route Feminent is a project to support and sponsor women and LBGTQ cyclists who want to take their wondering souls onto a bike adventure. In many ways, this project gave me my wings into adventure cycling.

Winter Weather Cycling Tips

02 December, 2016

Winter Weather Cycling Tips
Cycling in winter is not an activity many of us are excited about. If you're like me, you've probably already signed up for spin classes or dusted off the indoor trainer for the long dark and cold days ahead. When it comes to winter cycling, forecasting and planning your ride is key as well as dressing appropriately. Last year I talked myself into doing a few winters rides and quickly learned that braving the elements takes time getting used to but having the right tools to equip your winter rides will make adventuring out in the cold worthwhile. Here are some helpful tips to keep you dry, warm, and happy on your winter rides.

Cycling With Mogi

29 September, 2016

Cycling With Mogi
For the past two months I have been intensely training for my bike tour (that is actually next weekend!) With all the spin classes, runs, and weekend rides, my body has been feeling achy. As part of my training, yoga has become an important factor in helping my body recover. With the good weather we've had recently, my practice has me outdoors more, thanks to  Mogi, a yoga mat cycling pannier. 

Surviving Adventure Rides

22 September, 2016

Surviving Adventure Rides
I've always been super impressed by the girls who set their minds on something and go after it. The girls who know the challenges ahead and figures out the unknown along the way. I've always been a planner. When there is something I strongly want to do, I like to secure things in place before I can actually plan and share it. Like this bike tour I'm doing in October. Since my decision, I've had weeks of planning and training to get me to this point of sharing. I think when it comes to making it a point of making an effort to adventure, we gotta go with the mindset of just do it and the rest will follow.

Ride In Style With Bandbox Helmets

14 September, 2016

Ride In Style With Bandbox Helmets

Helmets have always been a tricky topic in the women's cycling community. From helmet hair to safety, the discussion about helmets have been never ending. However, safety for any cyclist is a top priority. No doubt, helmets do indeed save lives, yet, they have a very unflattering appeal to them that drive some people not to wear them. With a number of brands coming out of the woodwork to produce lovely cycling helmets, Bandbox LLC has been among the leading fashionable helmet brands making their mark in the industry.