The first big announcement is that the Peter Glassford and I have collaborated to put together The Bike Life: Clinics and Conversations.
Our goal is to help people have a more awesome time on the bike by discussing the often-avoided topics of discomfort, hygiene, basic skills and women-specific health topics.
We are planning a US and Canadian tour and we hope we can add your local club, shop, team or group of friends to our planned dates.
Each event will consist of a combination of a Bike Skills Clinic (Peter is a kick-ass bike skills coach in Canada) that really gets back to basics to make your riding on or off-road a lot more enjoyable, and a Conversation event following the clinic, where I’ll talk about the top tricks I learned will writing Saddle, Sore: A Women-Only Guide to You and Your Bike. Often, there will be wine. There will always be hilarity, and an open space where you can ask your most awkward cycling-related women-specific questions.
For groups that want to open the clinics and/or conversations to both sexes, we will have a third option for Uni-Sex events discussing bike skills, cycling hygiene and enough women’s specific ‘stuff’ to help dads, coaches and friends be better assets to their women cyclist friends.
If you’re interested in having a clinic near you, get in touch with us on our site, and we’ll work to set something up. We’re looking for cycling clubs and shops that are interested in helping host the clinics and conversations, but even if you don’t have a spot in mind but would love to have a Bike Life event near you, let us know!
We’ll be doing Clinics and Conversation Nights in these cities:
- Winnipeg (Canadian National CX)