Withlacoochee Winter Ride – December 1, 2012

Withlacoochee Winter RideSt. Petersburg, FL – The bicycle event, Withlacoochee Winter Ride, happens on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  The ride begins at the Ridge Manor Trailhead and you can choose to ride 20, 30 or 50 miles along the beautiful paved trail.  Registration is open from 7-9 am (no mass start).  The American Lung Association Bike event offers some of the best cycling in the US.  During this ride-at-your-own pace event, you can expect to see spectacular scenery and superb support.  This event is ideal for both beginners and advanced cyclists.  You’ll have a great time and raise money to help save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease.

Their goal is to raise $45,000.  To learn more, sign up or donate, go to:  http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=6330&pg=entry

Cindy🙂

Two-Day Charity Bicycle Festival for Women Supports Blackwater Refuge

Wild Goose Bicycle EventThe Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will benefit from the proceeds generated by The Wild Goose Chase, a large two-day charity festival just for women cyclists to be held near Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th & 14th, 2012.

Participants will have a selection of bicycle rides to choose from, and the terrain is flat and rural with most cycling in and around the Blackwater Refuge.  In addition, other activities such as kayaking and ranger-led scenic tours will be available.  Dinner on Saturday evening will be hosted by Georgena Terry, the well-known founder of Terry Bicycles, a main sponsor of the event.  In its fifth year, the annual Wild Goose Chase was originally started by Georgena Terry as a one-day event, but it has now expanded to two days and hundreds of riders.  Along with Terry Bicycles, the other major event sponsor is Gore Bike Wear, a bicycle clothing manufacturer.

On Saturday, participants can choose from a variety of self-guided bike rides, optional kayaking trips, or a scenic ride through the Blackwater Refuge itself, guided by an ecologist/ranger.  On Sunday, the main cycling event will take place, and riders will be able to select from four routes ranging from 16 up to nearly 70 miles.  Support vehicles will be available to provide mechanical assistance, and each route will feature rest stops with ample food and portable toilets.

Prizes and awards will be given out during the two days, and Terry bicycles will have many bike models available for test rides. Gore and Terry will also have a tent sale on both days during the event with substantial discounts on high quality bicycle clothing and bicycle accessories.

Interested cyclists can get more information and register for the event by visiting the following web site:

Terry Bicycles Logohttp://www.terrybicycles.com/2012-Wild-Goose-Chase

For more information, contact:
Georgena Terry
Wild Goose Chase Bicycle Ride for Women GT@georgenaterry.com
802-861-7627

I love charity events and when you can combine them with something you love to do like bicycling, it’s even that more enjoyable.

Have a great time at this event and let us know how it turns out, post pictures on our Facebook Timeline (http://www.facebook.com/biking4women).

Cindy🙂

Find Local Bicycle Events in Your Area

It’s been a while since I posted to my blog page and even longer since I rode my bicycle.  That’s changed this week.  I rode for the first time in many months this past week and I LOVED it!!  There’s nothing better than a good bike ride to clear your head and let all the stress go.  I participated in my 3rd March for Babies event, which turned out to be a 6 mile walk today and was thinking it would be cool to find local bicycling events for charity or just for fun.  After searching high and low, I’ve found a couple of really good websites that has this type of information that I wanted to share with you.  During my research, I did find that just about each state has a bicycling events website, so if you are looking for your specific state for events you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one.  These websites I found are to find events anywhere in the US.  If you know of any that I missed, please let us know by posting a comment on this blog post.

  • BikeRide.com – This website has on-going series events as well as events broken down by month.  Each event has date, name, location and type.  Click on the event name to see the details including cost, if any, contact information and a website link, if available.
  • BikingBis.com – This website has a lot of charity bicycle events listed and links to check out the charity you will be riding for.

There’s nothing better than combining bicycling with a charity event, so get out there and get registered for your local events.

Cindy🙂

Cycle For Life – Florida – October 30, 2010

Get your wheels in motion and register today at CF Cycle For Life.  The Eurand CF Cycle For Life presented by BJ’s Restaurant registration fee is $35 until September 30th, then for the month of October it goes up to $45.  There is a minimum pledge amount of $200 that is due on or before October 30, 2010, to earn a long-sleeved official event t-shirt.  If you raise more money and you’ll have a chance to earn an official event jersey and other great prizes.

Here’s the details:

Saturday, October 30
Longleaf Town Center 3104 Town Ave. New Port Richey, FL 34655
Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m.
Routes of 25 miles, 55 miles and 85 miles available 
Route opens at 9:00 a.m.
 
If you don’t ride a bicycle, there are volunteer positions available and they need 75 volunteers for this event.  Every volunteer will receive a t-shirt designating them as a volunteer at the event.  Training will be provided prior to October 30.  For more info, please contact Pat Warbritton at 813-374-9041 or email pwarbritton@cff.org.
 
Ride, live, have fun!!
Cindy🙂

Marin Bicycles for Women

I found another bicycle manufacturer that makes Women specific models – Marin Bikes.

Here’s their story:

Marin Bikes was established in 1986 in San Anselmo, California and celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. Its offices lie in the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais, commonly referred to as the birthplace of mountain biking and still at the heart of the sport.  On advice from his doctor, founder Robert Buckley rode a mountain bike to help heal a nagging knee injury and quickly became passionate about the sport.  He founded Marin Mountain Bikes upon this passion and remains dedicated to the pursuit of the ultimate cycling experience.  After 24 years Buckley remains at the helm of Marin, directing daily operations and is the creative drive behind the brand.  According to Buckley, ‘After more than 20 years of business, we haven’t lost sight of our core values.  I am committed to building a bicycle that is light-weight, durable and designed to give riders the highest quality ride for years to come.  I’m proud of what this company has become.’

Since its founding, Marin has built its strong reputation upon a number of technological advancements including:

  • Lightweight Hardtail Mountain Bikes, utilizing state of the art titanium, carbon, aluminum and steel materials combined with cutting edge frame technology
  • Quad-Link Full Suspension Mountain Bikes, a proprietary technology enabling the most effective and reactive suspension system available today
  • Performance Oriented Flat Bar Road Bikes meld the comfortable style of a mountain bike with the light weight aerodynamics of a road bike
  • City and Urban Bikes, clearly leading the industry and setting the standards for performance and design

Marin Mountain Bikes first established its reputation with high performance mountain bikes.  Today, the company offers a comprehensive line of nearly 90 bikes for all skill levels and preferences, in the Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, City, and Juvenile categories.

Marin’s employees continue to ride the same trails and experience the same emotions that gave birth to the sport of mountain biking when it first began. Marin’s products include bikes, bike accessories and clothing, and are distributed by independent bicycle dealerships throughout the United States and 46 other countries.

Marin Bikes offers a wide selection of bicycles that are designed to meet the needs of female cyclists including:  Mountain HT, Road, Street and Path.  You can check out all their women specific bicycles here:  http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bike_cat_women.php

You can use their Dealer Locator to find one closest to your location here:  http://www.marinbikes.com/dealerlocator/map_usa_2010.php

Cindy🙂

Event: Cycling for Autism

Date:  Friday, October 9, 2009
Location:  Plainfield, CT
Type:  Touring
Email:  chasnan@att.net
Phone:  860-564-4443

This event is a fundraiser for children in the Autism Spectrum in the greater Plainfield area.

AM Adult Cycling with Velo Club Challenge on a separate 32 mile route.  Ribbons and prizes for first finishers.  All rides are fast and smooth on a well marked, low traffic course.  Kids program is at 10 am to promote fun riding and bike safety.

Ride, Live, Have fun!!

Cindy🙂

Group Bike Ride, Ocala, FL – Thursday Nights

If you want to go bike riding with a group that includes first-timers, beginners and intermediate riders then this is the ride for you.  This ride is also good if you are new to the area and would like a tour of the Santos trails just to get acquainted with them.

It’s a good mix of girls and guys just out to enjoy bike riding.  We meet at the Santos Bike Shop on Hwy 441 in Ocala every Thursday.  We leave out at 6 pm so it’s best to get there about 15 minutes early if you can.

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For Directions to the Santos Bike Shop, go to:  http://www.santosbikeshop.com/faq.asp

Cindy🙂