Happy New Year! Time to reflect back on our accomplishments of the past year and set goals for the new. 2014 was a good year for women in cycling. We made big strides in seeing more equitable opportunities for women in our sport. Some success stories of 2014 are the documentary by Kathyrn Bertine, “Half the Road”, and the one day women’s race included in the Tour de France, La Course by Tour de France. Locally, there has been a big push for race promoters to have equal payouts for women, many responding favorably to the challenge.
While we’ve made great strides for women in sport, we have a long way to go. Make doing your part to keep the momentum going included your goals. There are some amazing plans underway in our community, so be ready to jump in and have fun!
Cyclo-cross National Championships – Many of our fellow Chicagoland cyclo-cross racers are heading to Austin, Texas to participate in this year’s Cyclo-cross National Championships. Competition starts on January 7th and continues through the 11th. Good luck to all participating and lets bring back a few stars and stripes jerseys. For details on the event, click here.
Chicago Winter Bike Swap – Looking for a good deal on cycling equipment or gear? Or, are you looking to unload some gear to get something new? The Chicago Winter Bike Swap is the perfect opportunity to manage all your cycling equipment and gear needs. The event will be held at Harper College on Saturday, January 17th. For details on the event, click here.
Women’s Dinner- Don’t miss out on all the fun at this year’s event. It’s a great time to catch up with all your cycling friends – without lycra and a helmet! This event is open to all women cyclists. Whether you’re a commuter, triathlete, bike racer or want to get into the sport, this event is all about you! Details are as follows:
Location: Leigh Thompson’s home at 500 Sunset Road, Winnetka, IL
Date: Saturday, January 24
Cost: $30.00, which includes dinner and awards
Other: Dinner will be catered by Kathy Corbett. There will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Event is BYOB.
RSVP: Reply to this e-mail or see the link in next week’s post for a Facebook event.
Enjoy your weekend!