15 07, 2014

WCA Teams Up with World Bicycle Relief to Mobilize Women in Rural Africa and Promote Women’s Cycling Around the World

By |July 15th, 2014|News, WBR Trois Etapes|Comments Off on WCA Teams Up with World Bicycle Relief to Mobilize Women in Rural Africa and Promote Women’s Cycling Around the World|

Pro Cyclist and WCA President, Robin Farina will join other pros and avid cyclists for the first ever All-Female Trois Etapes Tour de France Team

The Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) is joining forces with World Bicycle Relief (WBR) to create the first ever all-female team to take on the Trois Etapes Tour de France, with a goal to raise funds to mobilize women in rural Africa and promote women’s cycling around the world. On August 7-10, Pro Cyclist and WCA President, Robin Farina, will join a team of women pros as well as avid cyclists to tackle some of the most grueling climbs of the Grand Tour in the French Pyrenees.

The all-female team will be led by Evelyn Stevens of Specialized-lululemon and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio of Hitec Products. Specialized Bicycles/Specialized Women just announced a $50,000 donation to the All-Female team. More information here on the donation- http://ow.ly/zPdbk.

Other team members include:
• Chrissie Wellington, Four-time Ironman World Champion, legend in the endurance world, and a key player for Le Tour Entier and La Course;
• Robin Farina, Professional cyclist and President of the Women’s Cycling Association, a nonprofit that advocates for the development of women’s cycling equitably and sustainably;
• Jill Gass, Coach at B9T9, a women’s cycling team from Santa Barbara, CA; • Vicki Ford, Endurance triathlete and cyclist from Austin, TX;
• Heidi Wood, Elite cyclo-cross racer and avid road cyclist from Seattle, WA;
• Sarah Boddington, Avid road cyclist from Surrey, UK (that’s me!); and
• April Marshke, Specialized Women’s Business Manager in Europe.

The team aims to raise funds to mobilize women and girl students in rural Africa through WBR’s programming, grow women’s cycling by being the first-ever all-female team at the event, create change through [...]

14 07, 2014

WCA Joining Forces with World Bicycle Relief to Mobilize Women in Rural Africa and Promote Women’s Cycling Around the World

By |July 14th, 2014|News, Press Release|Comments Off on WCA Joining Forces with World Bicycle Relief to Mobilize Women in Rural Africa and Promote Women’s Cycling Around the World|

Pro Cyclist and WCA President, Robin Farina will join other pros and avid cyclists for the first ever All-Female Trois Etapes Tour de France Team

Winston-Salem, NC – For Release July 11, 2014 – The Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) is joining forces with World Bicycle Relief (WBR) to create the first ever all-female team to take on the Trois Etapes Tour de France, with a goal to raise funds to mobilize women in rural Africa and promote women’s cycling around the world. On August 7-10, Pro Cyclist and WCA President, Robin Farina, will join a team of women pros as well as avid cyclists to tackle some of the most grueling climbs of the Grand Tour in the French Pyrenees.

The all-female team will be led by Evelyn Stevens of Specialized-lululemon and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio of Hitec Products. Other team members include:
• Chrissie Wellington, Four-time Ironman World Champion, legend in the endurance world, and a key player for Le Tour Entier and La Course;
• Robin Farina, Professional cyclist and President of the Women’s Cycling Association, a nonprofit that advocates for the development of women’s cycling equitably and sustainably;
• Jill Gass, Coach at B9T9, a women’s cycling team from Santa Barbara, CA;
• Vicki Ford, Endurance triathlete and cyclist from Austin, TX;
• Heidi Wood, Elite cyclo-cross racer and avid road cyclist from Seattle, WA;
• Sarah Boddington, Avid road cyclist from Surrey, UK (that’s me!); and
• April Marshke, Specialized Women’s Business Manager in Europe.

The team aims to raise funds to mobilize women and girl students in rural Africa through WBR’s programming, grow women’s cycling by being the first-ever all-female team at the event, create change through the Power of Bicycles and promote the advancement of women’s cycling around [...]

7 07, 2014

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2 07, 2014

WCA Nutrition Blog

By |July 2nd, 2014|Blog, Nutrition|Comments Off on WCA Nutrition Blog|

Kale- What’s the BIG deal?

Kale has swept the nation as the new “power” food. From Kale bumper stickers, to kale chips, this vegetable is now the icon of the “clean eating” revolution….but is kale all it’s chopped up to be?

The Big Deal about Kale:

Kale comes in different varieties and is related to cabbage, broccoli, and brussel sprouts (the Brassica family). This leafy green is a nutrient dense vegetable, meaning that it contains large amounts of nutrients, phytonutrients, and antioxidants per square inch. Most varieties contain the following in 1 cup chopped, and can be beneficial for your cycling performance, recovery, and health!

One cup of chopped kale contains:
~ 33 Calories (Kcals)
~9% Daily Value (DV) of Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies and essential for strong bones (to withstand unfortunate crashes), aids in muscle contraction (which allows us to move- pedal, sprint, climb, and eat), nerve impulse transmission, blood clotting (to limit excessive bleeding when injured), and cellular metabolism (cellular life).
~200% DV of Vitamin A
Vitamin A plays many important roles for women including vision, a healthy immune system, fertility, and bone growth.
~130% DV of Vitamin C
Antioxidant vitamin C protects cells from damage, forms collagen (a fibrous protein that helps hold together the bones and tissues in our body) that is found in skin, bone, tendons, cartilage, and teeth. Vitamin C also helps the cells in our immune system to function properly, and enhances iron absorption from plant foods*
~650% DV of Vitamin K
Among many functions of vitamin K, it is essential for normal blood clotting and bone health which is ideal for healing from [...]

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