• Women’s Wednesday: Use It. But Not Because You Might Lose It

    Submitted by 303cycling on January 24th, 2018

    I love bikes. I don’t care if it’s cold, snowy or rainy. I don’t care if I come home with blood on my knee and a cassette full of mud. I’ve ridden in storms, 100 degree days and I’ve raced a bike in the dark of a snowy night. Every day and night is a good time to ride. Until it isn’t. And your body says in its sly, seductive way “Let’s get in bed.” And you do because out of nowhere (which isn’t true, there’s a somewhere but you don’t care), all of a sudden you’re crying not because you watched the latest This is Us on NBC but because your back and your ribs and your sides hurt. Like labor pain and I’ve had three babies without drugs and let me just say, this hurt and people around me haven’t seen that side of me. The side of me that stays in bed for seven days at a time. Read more

    • Women’s Wednesday: Ending the Season

      Submitted by 303cycling on January 3rd, 2018

      By Becky Furuta The cab driver was visibly annoyed. The roads were so thick with cars and scooters, people and bicycles, that one could hardly see the charcoal tarmac of the city street below. He clearly conveyed that making a U-turn to access the other side of the avenue would be a near impossibility, andRead More

      • Women’s Wednesday: Becky Furuta on Cycling through Grief

        Submitted by 303cycling on December 20th, 2017

        By Becky Furuta Under the circumstances, the frosting-like scent of powdered sugar and vanilla was almost putrid. I felt my stomach lurch ever so slightly as I made my way toward a row of merengues and colorful French macarons, illuminated under the silky glass of a pastry case like fish swimming in an aquarium. ARead More

        • Gloria Liu discusses #MeToo, and her cycling climb to confront her past abuse

          Submitted by 303cycling on October 20th, 2017

          “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me Too’ as a status, we might be able to get a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” This message, accompanied by the hashtag #MeToo, started trending on social media on Sunday night, with over 30,000 people, mostly women, joining the campaign. This is one rider’s “me too” story. Read more

          • Women’s Wednesday – Women In Sport Enrichment (WISE)

            Submitted by 303cycling on October 4th, 2017

            Written by Cheri Felix

            Ann Trombley believes in helping women to excel in their sport which is why she created WISE (Women in Sports Enrichment). Ann is building on her own experience as an athlete and hopes to encourage women to continue to show up and line up. Ann came up with WISE because she believes when the financial stress is alleviated, women and girls can focus on training and competition. Read more

            • Women’s Off-Road Cycling Congress launches in CO; industry report due December 2017

              Submitted by 303cycling on September 27th, 2017

              Women’s Off-Road Cycling Congress unifies consumer voices; report to industry slated for December 2017

              Meet-up opens dialogue with female mountain bikers of every experience level about how the industry can improve performance Read more

              • Women’s Wednesday – Cyclocross Racing: The Cross of Life

                Submitted by 303cycling on September 13th, 2017

                I’ve buried two parents and survived worse things. There’s no race I can’t get through. That’s not to say that life doesn’t have more curve balls for me. Of course it does. And by now you’re either wondering if this is a metaphor or if,å like Dorothy, this has all been a dream. And I’ve proved to myself that my pain and suffering is entirely temporary and every time I suffer through something whether it’s a race or a death or finding out my dad wasn’t my bio dad after all, that’s when this muscle memory I have seems to get stronger.  Read more