Women Can Ride 2012

 

 

 

"Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood."

~Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906, abolitionist and leader of the American women's sufferage movement 

The Plan: The first ever women's only cycling program of its kind in the state! Modeled after the ever-popular Women Can Run series, we will divide into groups based on fitness/comfort level on the bike and meet twice weekly for group rides. Participants will learn the basics of bicycle riding (shifting, braking, etc), the rules of the road, group ride etiquette, and more. The goal of this program is to teach the essential skills needed to make bicycling, whether for recreation or travel, safe and fun. We do this in a supportive, non-competitive environment.  


Who Can Participate
: Women ages 16 and up (under 18 must have parent’s permission).We hope that you'll join us whether it's been years since your last bike ride or you're looking to get into racing.


When: Saturday, May 19th, 9am: Orientation - Packet Pick-up, Road Skills 101
             Sundays, May 20th - June 24th, 2pm: Group Rides
            Tuesdays, May 22nd - June 26th, 5:30pm: Group Rides
             Thursdays, May 24th - June 14th, 5:45: Cruiser Rides 


            *Additional clinics may be scheduled throughout at times and locations to be determined.

                      - Ladies Night at the Bike Shop - June 8th - 6:30pm - Gearhead Cycle House

                      -Bike to Work Day - May 18th - 7Am - Detais forthcoming.

Where: SW Church of Christ Parking Lot
            1601 James Street
            Jonesboro, AR

Registration Information - Forms can be downloaded below and mailed to the address on the form.

Cost: $20 ($15 for NEABC members) 

Please note: Participants will be recieving custom Buff Headwear instead of shirts this year! If ya don't know Buff, you can check them out at Gearhead or on their website: Click here.

Volunteers (ride leaders, sag support, registration) and sponsors are still needed and much appreciated!

contact: sallybway@suddenlink.net

 

Sponsors

Bill Dunnam, LUTCF Farmers Insurance Group

bdunnam@farmersagent.com

 

St. Bernards Health & Wellness Institute 

 

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