Have you ever wanted to ride your bike more for transportation? Many of the benefits we get from cycling as a sport–exercise, endorphins, being social, getting outdoors–we can also get from cycling as a means of getting where we need to go. Plus, the added benefit of helping the environment. In this episode, I
You’ve done it. You’ve registered for your first mountain bike race, and now you’re feeling a little bit nervous about what you’ve done. Relax. Yes, toeing the start line of your first race can be a little bit intimidating, but you don’t need to go into it unprepared. Heed these nine tips and your first
Have you ever planned a trip so unconventional and “out there” that your family and friends begged you not to go? That’s what happened to professional mountain biker Eliza Sampey when she planned her bike and packrafting trip to Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Find out why she went anyhow in this inspirational episode of
You’ve been ramping up your miles, training for a big event or logging some epic rides. But now you’re avoiding getting back in the saddle because you’re in pain. It’s not your quads that are screaming, or a dehydration headache, its a painful little sore on your bum. Saddle sores (and other issues “down there”)
In this episode, I interview Georgena Terry, THE first person to market bikes designed for women. She’s the founder of Terry Precision Bicycles and a pioneer in the bike industry. Her most recent venture is Georgena Terry, a hand-built steel bicycle brand. We talk about the origin of Terry, why women’s-specific bicycle design is important,
For the entirety of my adult life, cycling (and mountain biking in particular) has been at the center of my world. Yes, I did all that “grown-up stuff”, but I never let it get in the way of my love for the bike. I had to go to work, but I biked there, and then
For my first ever Femme Cyclist podcast, I sat down with Ash Bocast and Andi Zolton, the founders of Roam Events. Their bike event empire includes Roam Fest, the world’s biggest all-womens mountain bike festival, Roam Retreats, the Rusch Academy, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, and the Sturdy Dirty. Ash is a bike-industry veteran who’s worked
In this episode of Femme Cyclist I sit down with Joanna Zeiger. Joanna is a former Olympian, Ironman world champion, author, coach, and researcher. Yup, there’s pretty much nothing this woman can’t do. I first became familiar with Joanna after reading her fantastic book, The Champions Mindset – An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness.
Recently I asked the Femme Cyclist community what your number one challenge is as it relates to bicycling. Can you guess what it was? Finding time to ride! Yup, it didn’t have anything to do with bike fit, or winter weather, or even flat tires. Women are just struggling to even find the time to
Winter is rapidly approaching. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting lower. While some folks throw on snow pants and studded tires, the majority of us would rather suffer indoors to keep training throughout the winter. That said, riding a bike indoors does not have to wait until the weather gets bad.