12 02, 2014

Featured Rider: Jacqueline McClure

By |February 12th, 2014|Featured Rider, News, Road|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 Jacqueline McClure.

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

Jacqueline: My director and team inviting me to race the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. There is no greater honor in my hometown. I had my parents and sister cheering me on at Lemon Hill, friends shouting in East Falls and on the Manayunk Wall, and that really made it feel like everything I worked for came full circle. Being able to line up with the best in the world was incredibly humbling (and yes, I was star struck too). It was one of the hardest races I’ve ever done and look forward to going back for more in 2014!

Also, I really enjoyed going out to Las Vegas this year to race USA Crit Series Finals at Interbike. A friend convinced me to go out with her and then only after I signed up told me that the race is like Thunderdome from Mad Max…and it was. I had never raced in the dark. Had too much air in my tires. Escaped multiple crashes. And walked away with a top 10 and all my skin intact. That was a pretty big win for me and a blast getting to meet so many amazing people in our industry.

WCA: What challenges have you faced in cycling?

Jacqueline: Moving from the east coast to the west coast. Trying to find new places to train in unfamiliar territories is tough when you have to do a 5 hr ride and you don’t know which way is up or down. Being put in a new area and [...]

6 02, 2014

Women from the Pro Peloton to lead the WCA “JoinTheRide Tour” in Calabasas, CA

By |February 6th, 2014|News, Press Release, Road|1 Comment|

Calabasas, CA – For Release February 6, 2014 – Cycling enthusiasts will have another opportunity to ride with women from the Pro Peloton when the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) continues its “JoinTheRide Tour” on Sunday, March 2nd at The Pedaler’s Fork located at 23504 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA. The Amgen Tour of California Street Team will also be on hand with prizes and giveaways, as the Amgen Tour of California has just added a second day of women’s cycling competition to the 2014 race. The group ride is open to both women and men, and riders of all levels. A catered lunch is included with the registration fee. Fans can register by clicking here.

WCA Board President, Robin Farina, as well as WCA board members Alison Tetrick (TWENTY16) and Olivia Dillon (Colavita/Fine Cooking) will lead the ride along with other pro women cyclists including Amber Gaffney (Twenty16) and Tayler Wiles (Specialized-Lululemon). The Ritte Women’s Cycling team will co-host the event with the WCA. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the WCA and become a member to support the WCA’s mission to elevate women’s cycling. The ride will include a 27-mile and a 41-mile option as well a short beginner level ride. Participants can register for the ride at: https://womenscyclingassociation.com/jointheride-tour-socal-ride-registration.

The WCA would like to thank the generous sponsors of the event including: Pedaler’s Fork, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Incycle, Mission Workshop, Ritte Women’s Cycling Team, Giro, Chris King, Osmo Nutrition, and Nick Kova Photography.

This ride is the latest event hosted by the WCA. Since the launch in August, the WCA is gaining momentum and support. In just a few short months, the WCA has been formally introduced to USA Cycling, Race Promoters and Team [...]

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