International Women’s Day

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#BeBoldforChange. That’s the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, which is this Wednesday, March 8. This movement promotes women in social, economic, cultural and political achievement. I believe the sport of cycling helps women to be empowered in sport and in life. Set your goals and keep moving forward!

If you have big goals for the upcoming season and want to not only gain fitness, but race strategy as well, watch as many of the Spring Classics as possible. You’ll see team tactics unfold. You can watch riders manage their energy; conserving until key moments in the race. Last week’s main event was the Omloop Het Nieusblad and this weekend will be the Strade Bianche. Most of the spring cycling classics can be live-streamed and the bigger races may be covered by your cable provider. Check them out!

Events:

International Women’s Day Ride – There will be a lunchtime ride in celebration International Women’s Day. If you can spare a few minutes this Wednesday, meet up with the Rowdy Tuff Girls on the Lakefront path, just behind the Shedd Aquarium at 12:15PM. For ride details, click here.

Coming Up:

Kenosha Velosport Spring Training Criterium Series – A sure sign that spring is on its way is the Kenosha Training Criterium Series. Many of us made our entry into the sport by trying a few of these pre-season races. They’re local and low-key, but just enough to get your season started. The races will be held on March 12, 19 and 26. For more information, click here.

ABD Indoor Time Trial Series – Event #4. This is the final indoor event in this series, with the final race being held outside in April. This week’s the race is back to the 10K rolling hills course. For race information or to register, click here.

Plan Ahead:

HAC Women-Trans Gender Neutral Beginner Clinic – Are you interested in racing your bike, but want to cut out some of the learning curve? Make plans to attend this beginner clinic on March 12. They’ll cover a variety of topics including race strategy, cycling gear and more. For more information or to register, click here.

Women’s Track Cycling Clinic – Ever wonder what it’s like to ride a fixed gear bike or ride on a velodrome? Attend this beginner women’s clinic on April 22 at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome and learn everything from the basics to trying your hand at some race strategy. It’s all in a low-key environment to help you overcome any fears or just get an understanding without feeling pressured. More details to follow, but be sure to put the date on your calendar.

Have a great weekend!

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