31 01, 2014

JoinTheTour Ride powered by Specialized-Lululemon

By |January 31st, 2014|Join the Ride Tour, News, Press Release|1 Comment|

The WCA kicked off 2014 in high gear with our first JoinTheRide Tour Powered by Team Specialized-Lululemon on Saturday, Jan. 26 in San Luis Obispo, CA. Over 150 riders came to participate in the event and support the WCA and women’s cycling. Check out the great photos from the event, courtesy of Sheldon K. Smith from sheldonsphotos.com as well as a great feature on KSBY-TV.

Special thanks to our sponsors for this event: Specialized, Lululemon Athletica, SRAM, Lezyne, dznuts, ActionWipes, Osmos Nutrition, Art’s Cyclery, Ally’s Bar, and Oakley.

Our WCA JoinTheRide Tours continues in Tucson, AZ, on Tuesday, January 27 and Calabasas, CA, on March 2. Registration is now open for our SoCal event!

24 01, 2014

Women’s Cycling Association Kicks Off 2014 in High Gear

By |January 24th, 2014|News, Press Release|Comments Off on Women’s Cycling Association Kicks Off 2014 in High Gear|

Multiple Events and Promotions to Support Women’s Cycling
San Luis Obispo, CA—For Release January 23, 2014—The Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) is kicking off 2014 in high gear with a host of events and promotions to support women’s cycling. Keeping with their mission of elevating the sport of women’s cycling, the WCA is teaming up with Team Specialized-Lululemon for an open ride as part of the WCA JoinTheRide Tour and membership drive in San Luis Obispo, CA, this Sunday. The WCA will take the JoinTheRide Tour to Tucson on Tuesday, January 28 for a two-day event with pro cyclists in collaboration with Kathryn Bertine and her documentary film, “Half The Road”, about the “Passion, Pitfalls, and Power of Women’s Professional Cycling.” The two-day event will include a group ride on Tuesday and an advanced screening of the film, with a post screening Q&A featuring women from the Pro Peloton on Wednesday, January 29.

The WCA ride continues by giving cycling fans with a flair for creativity the opportunity to enter the WCA Kit Design Contest through February 3. Finally, teams, businesses and corporations can now help support the efforts of women’s cycling, as the WCA announces the launch of their corporate and team membership drive. For more information on these WCA events, check out on the links below.

Sunday, January 26—10AM—WCA JoinTheRide Tour Powered by Specialized-Lululemon

Tuesday, January 28—4PM—WCA JoinTheRide Tour Powered by Half The Road

Wednesday, January 29—7pm—Half The Road Advance Screening

January 12—February 3—WCA Kit Design Contest

WCA Team Memberships

WCA Corporate Memberships

The WCA’s mission is to develop, maintain, and support a network of women cyclists and supporters of women’s cycling. The WCA will work to advance the interests of women cyclists by developing [...]

22 01, 2014

Featured Rider: Ann Trombley

By |January 22nd, 2014|Cyclocross, Featured Rider, News|1 Comment|

Twice a month, the Women’s Cycling Association showcases an inspiring rider from the women’s cycling community. This week we’re excited to introduce Women’s 50-54 Cyclocross National Champion Ann Trombley.

WCA: What has been your most memorable experience in the sport?

Ann: Oh Jeez, there are so many it is hard to pick one. And the memories just keep coming. I think going to the Olympic’s would have to be one of the biggies. Being in the Olympic Village with all of the best athletes in the worlds. Then the opening ceremonies was huge. You felt like a rock star with everyone in the world being your audience. The “Breakthrough” races are always memorable. Those races where you realize you are faster, stronger and can push harder than you thought. I will never forget my race in Mammoth Mountain California. One of the National events. I was leading the point series at the time. Off the start someone hooked my bars and I went down. Then one of my competitors ran over me. After getting up, I realized my stem was twisted and I couldn’t get it to straighten out manually. I had to get my tool out, loosen bolts and re-tighten and then get going. After riding for a few minutes, I realized the visor on my helmet was hanging in my face and blocking my view. I had to rip it off and toss it. I was so fired up I just kept passing people. I ended up in 6th place! Yes, I was no longer the points leader, but I had the best race of my life and was thrilled with how fast I was going and I was having fun. Its not always [...]

20 01, 2014

Volunteer Form

By |January 20th, 2014|Volunteer|Comments Off on Volunteer Form|

WE NEED YOU!

Want to volunteer to serve on a WCA committee or council? The WCA is in need of members who are interested in serving on various committees and councils. See a snap shot of the WCA Organization Chart. View detailed information on Standing and Ad Hoc Committees and Councils and the interests and skill sets of members being sought. If you are interested in serving, complete the Committee/Council Volunteer Form below. With your help, we can build a future for women’s cycling worldwide!

19 01, 2014

Introducing the JETCycling Women’s Development Team

By |January 19th, 2014|News, Road|1 Comment|

By: JET Tanner
January 19, 2014—Dana Point, CA—The JETCycling Women’s Development Team was at Bike Religion in Dana Point, California, for its 2014 official team launch and presentation over the New Year’s week-long celebration. This team consists of a new U23 team with a full complement of junior development riders from all over North America.

To kick off the week, the team was fitted on their new 2014 F4 Felt Bicycle, one of the stiffest bikes on the market! Felt Bicycles of Irvine, teamed with Bike Religion to help provide this machine to the team. JET Tanner, Director of JETCycling, commented, “We are an Irvine base team, and could not resist joining forces with Felt, Shimano, and Bike Religion on our quest to grow women’s cycling.” Michael Heitz, Director of the U23 Team, stated, “This is an exciting time for women’s cycling and this partnership is a magical one for our team!” Felt has been a leader in supporting women’s cycling and will continue to do so with JETCycling.

The week continued with a trip to the JL Velo Factory touring their green facility. JL Velo will be supplying a full line of racing gear and casual clothing targeted towards women cyclists. JL Velo is also based out of Orange County, and has supported women’s teams in the past. Rudy Ordaz was quoted as saying, “JETCycling is the real deal, full of very competitive and amazing riders.”

Not only was the tour at JL Velo tour exciting, the team was treated to an awesome tour of the Felt Headquarters in Irvine, CA. Upon arrival, the JETCycling Team F4 Bicycle was featured in the lobby with Argos Shimano team bike from Marcel Kittle, and Sarah Hammers World Championship [...]

18 01, 2014

Stripe-registration

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1 01, 2014

Featured Team: Strive Racing

By |January 1st, 2014|Featured Rider, Partner Spotlight, Road|Comments Off on Featured Team: Strive Racing|

Once a month, the Women’s Cycling Association showcases an inspiring team from the women’s cycling community. This week we’re excited to introduce Strive Racing, a junior team based out of Southern California.
Women’s Cycling Association: Do you really have 5 kids, including 4 daughters, that all race?
Richard Swan: Yes I do. Their racing ages for 2014 are Hannah 18, Rachel 17, Moriah 15, Sarah 13, and Luke 10. They all race for Strive Racing.

WCA: How did they become involved in cycling?
RS: I was an endurance cyclist, usually training for the next double century. My rides were long and my kids missed me. So they started doing my short recovery rides, and eventually my longer rides, just to get more fellowship and fun time in with Dad. Moriah, who finished her first double century at age 12, had completed multiple century rides before she ever started racing her bike at age 11. Now, they all prefer the thrill of racing over those 8 hour endurance rides.

WCA: What are the challenges of having four teenage girls all on the same team?
RS: While things can get a tad hormonal at times, I am very blessed to have four girls that are absolute angels. They are sisters and they are teammates, but they are also best friends. They genuinely love each other, get along great, and have lots of fun together. It makes my job as Coach very easy.

WCA: What are the girls’ greatest strengths on the bike?
RS: Hannah is strong in every road discipline, but especially good in the TT. Rachel is our sprinter. She had some amazing finishes in 2013 that were very fun to watch. Moriah has the best bike handing [...]

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