Friday, March 29, 2013

Ride Like a Girl 2013 edition

Yesterday was the first Ride Like A Girl mountain biking meetup this year.  As usual, we had it at Lake Crabtree County Park and in total 6 women of varying skill level showed up.  I led the slightly faster group of 3 (including me).  Overall, it was pretty good. I don't think I pushed it too hard but had fun just getting out on my bike since it's been almost a week since I've ridden!  There were not too many people out on the trails either which was nice because you don't have to stop so much to let people pass or to prevent a head-on collision.  One other plus was I got to meet one woman who worked at the Bicycle Chain and will soon have the opportunity to ride with her up in Chapel Hill - since I've never ridden those trails, it's nice to go with someone who has and someone who rides at my pace! Overall we did about 7-8 miles in an hour and 20 minutes (a couple of rest breaks in there).

My goal this year is to get more women attending these weekly rides. Some of the things I'm going to try is to post up a flyer in the local bike stores and libraries to encourage women to sign up. It's free and a great way to get into mountain biking and possibly use the lure of weight loss to get some to try it out.


Anonymous said...

You'll have to teach me to ride first! ;)

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