29 09, 2014

WCA President, Robin Farina, Kicks Off Tour de Cure Women’s Series

By |September 29th, 2014|ADA Tour de Cure, News|Comments Off on WCA President, Robin Farina, Kicks Off Tour de Cure Women’s Series|

WCA President, Robin Farina is leading the charge for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure Women’s Series to help stop Diabetes and get more women on bikes. Farina kicked off the series in Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 13, 2014 with over 150 participants. The ride included a women-focused expo and activities where participants met other women riding in the event.

The second event in the women’s series takes place on Sunday, October 26th in the San Francisco Bay area. Join Robin and the WCA team!

Ride with a Pro
Free WCA/Primal Wear Goodie Bag
Prizes for Top Fundraisers
Opportunity to win inaugural WCA Kit
ALL while donating to a great cause!

Free registration for the WCA team in NorCal with code: WCA14

Sign up for Robin’s WCA NorCal Team

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure Women’s Series this year” said Robin. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to women in cycling and feel that the Women’s Series will help encourage women to get involved in cycling and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.” According to the American Diabetes Association, of the nearly 29 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, 13.4 million of them are women.

The Tour de Cure Women’s Series is a chance to feel empowered, make a difference and even make new friends. The goal is to get more women on bikes and increase the riding experience and confidence for women, but people of all ages, backgrounds and gender are welcome to ride in support of women’s cycling and the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes. Whether an avid cyclist or just a [...]

19 09, 2014

WCA In the News

By |September 19th, 2014|News|Comments Off on WCA In the News|

Robin Farina Interview with Universal Sports Network during Richmond Worlds
Universal Sports Network – September, 2015

Commentary: The march toward equality doesn’t have to be slow.
VeloNews – January, 2015

Inaugural Tour of Montana offers multi-day pro race in 2015
Cycling News – December, 2014

Olympians, World and National Champion Cyclists Join WCA Board of Directors to Help Advance Women’s Pro Cycling Worldwide
Womenscyclingnetwork.com – December, 2014

Inteview with Robin Farina from the Women’s Cycling Assoication
Game On – Comcast Hometown Network – November, 2014

Robin Farina: Champion Women’s Road Cyclist
RootsRated.com – November, 2014

Over the Top Radio – Robin Farina interviews Janel Holcomb
Over the Top Radio – November, 2014

Over the Top Radio – Robin Farina & Alison Powers
Over the Top Radio – October, 2014

Interview Pro Cyclist & WCA President Robin Farina
Heels on Wheels – October, 2014

Announcing our new women focused show with Robin Farina
Over the Top Radio – October, 2014

Over the Top Radio – Robin Farina with Big News for Women’s Racing in 2015!
Over the Top Radio – September, 2014

The American Diabetes Association Launches ‘Tour de Cure Women’s Series’ Today
Broadwayworld.com – September, 2014

Farina + Women’s Cycling Association + Davis Bike Club = new opportunities
Davis Enterprise – August, 2014

The Women’s Cycling Association Presents: A Bike Ride with the Pros
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition – July, 2014

The Women’s Cycling Association – Join the Ride Photos
The Radavist – March, 2014

Women’s Cycling Association to Host “JoinTheRide Tour” on March 2nd
SoCal Cycling – February, 2014

Team Specialized-lululemon and Women’s Cycling Association
ActionWipes – January, 2014

Q & A: A Women’s Professional Cycling Union?
Beacon Reader – December, 2013

Women’s Cycling Association launches membership drive
Cycling News – October, 2013

Racing to Equality, Women Form Cycling Association
Associations Now [...]

19 09, 2014

WCA Cycling Blog

By |September 19th, 2014|Featured Rider, Gear, News|Comments Off on WCA Cycling Blog|

Taking It To The Next Level
By; Anna Grace Christiansen

Back on a rainy, gray day in February 2010, I lined up with two teammates for my first road race and we had a plan. I remember almost every moment of that bike race, sticking close to my teammate. It was almost like a choreographed dance, I was told exactly what to do when and how to do it. I was to attack and try to stay away for the finish. Before the race, we practiced this attacking maneuver and all of my questions were answered. I felt prepared and confident lining up with my teammates for the race. I knew what was expected of me and I wasn’t afraid to fail, because if I gave it everything and still got caught, I had two strong teammates back in the pack ready to jump into action. I will never forget this as my first feeling of going all-in in a bike race and feeling so powerful together with my team.

I stayed away to the finish and I truly felt that it was a team win. I was lucky enough to be the representative of our team to cross the line first, the symbol of all the smarts and hard work of my teammates that day, but we won the race. I knew this sport was special. It was one of the most powerful collaborations I had ever been a part of and I was completely hooked, this sport made sense to me and I was hungry to learn more.

And here I am now, wrapping up my first full season of racing at the NRC level. How did I make the jump [...]

17 09, 2014

SEPTEMBER WCA NUTRITION BLOG

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Mind Your “Peas and Corn”…

Peas and corn are classified as starchy vegetables. These and others listed below contain more calories per ½-2/3 cup serving (about 60-80 Calories) when compared to 1 cup of non-starchy vegetables (about 25 Calories). But don’t let this stop you from including them on your plate! These fantastic veggies lead the pack with high nutrient density and antioxidants essential for performance and health. Most all starchy vegetables need to be cooked before you eat them, and some contain more vitamins and minerals when baked and eaten with the skin on like potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Foods and Nutrients
Potatoes ~ B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Manganese
Sweet potato ~ Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-vitamins, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Manganese
Pumpkin ~ Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese
Taro ~ B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Manganese, Iron
Cassava ~ B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron
Plantains ~ Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-vitamins, Magnesium, Potassium
Green bananas ~ B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Potassium
Corn ~ B-vitamins, Niacin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Selenium
Green peas ~ Vitamin A, B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Potassium, Niacin, Magnesium, Iron
Green Lima beans ~ Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, B-vitamins, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Manganese
Water chestnuts ~ B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Magnesium

Depending on your nutrition and body weight goals, starchy vegetables can play a different role on your performance plate. Here are a few considerations when eating these nutrient leaders:

For weight loss- starchy vegetables can be considered a “grain” food group and eaten together with your “protein” and “non-starchy vegetable” food groups for a complete meal.

For weight maintenance- starchy vegetables can be considered either a “grain” or “vegetable” when composing your performance plate.

For weight gain- starchy vegetables can be [...]

8 09, 2014

Tips for Choosing and Preparing for a Cycling Event from Pro, Robin Farina

By |September 8th, 2014|News, Training|Comments Off on Tips for Choosing and Preparing for a Cycling Event from Pro, Robin Farina|

Training and Preparation

Being prepared is the most important thing that will ensure an enjoyable and successful ride. First, let’s focus on the physical part of your event—because that may be foremost on your mind.
When deciding among the route options, it’s best to choose a distance you have already achieved or come close to. Also consider the elevation gain, or the amount of climbing on the ride. That can add to the challenge, no matter the route distance.

If you have done several 50+ mile rides, choosing the longer metric century would be appropriate (either 66 or 67 miles). If you are a beginner cyclist, choose one of the shorter distances offered.
Still a little daunted? Know that there will be rest stops and support vehicles along the route. Make sure you stop at the rest stops to fuel up on your ride, use the restroom or just give your legs a rest.

What to Bring

Cycling can involve a lot of accessories! Here is a basic checklist of the “must haves” that you should take with you anytime you ride:

• Helmet
• Sunglasses
• Emergency contact card and health insurance card
• Water bottles (one with water and one with electrolyte drink)
• Extra food such as a sandwich or a Go Macro bar
• Cooler and ice for when you depart and return
• Extra tubes for your bike and a small bike pump
• Medical supplies (if needed)
• Clothing and gear ◾Jersey
• Bibs/shorts
• Base layer (in case it’s chilly)
• Socks
• Wind jacket and/or vest
• Rain jacket and/or vest
• Arm warmers, leg warmers, knee warmers
• Shoe covers

During the ride

Finally, remember to pace yourself. Don’t go out too hard or faster than you are used to riding. If you are used to a specific [...]

7 09, 2014

Team TIBCO Claims Three of Four Titles in Women’s Prestige Series Finale

By |September 7th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Team TIBCO Claims Three of Four Titles in Women’s Prestige Series Finale|

St. Louis, MO – Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO/To The Top) captured the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Individual Competition title while teammate Joanne Kiesanowski repeated her win from last year in the Best Sprinter Competition and Team TIBCO won the Team Competition. Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten) won the best Young Rider Competition, capturing the most points for a rider under the age of 26.

This year’s results are a repeat of last year for Team TIBCO, with Kiesanowski winning the Best Sprinter jersey, former teammate Claudia Haeusler winning the Individual Title and Team TIBCO winning the Team Competition.

Team TIBCO’s tenacity in the Series paid off. Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) held all three jerseys while her team led the Team Competition from the first event in the series, the Redlands Cycling Classic. She held her lead through the North Star Grand Prix, lost the Best Sprinter Jersey to Kiesanowski at the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic, and finally relinquished the Individual Competition and Best Young Rider Competition jerseys at the Staenberg Group Gateway Cup.

“We’re proud of the hard work our team has put in over the season,” said Linda Jackson, founder and General Manager of Team TIBCO/To the Top. “That hard work shows in winning the Team Classification of the Women’s Prestige Series, as well as the NRC Team Overall competition. Lauren (Stephens) has had a phenomenal year, winning Joe Martin, the Cascade Cycling Classic and the NRC Individual Classification, and we’re excited that she added to that by winning the Women’s Prestige Series Individual title.

“Jo (Kiesanowski) is a great all-around rider and sprinter who we know can deliver at the finish, and her winning the WPCS Points competition reflects that. We [...]

7 09, 2014

WCA Joining Forces with American Diabetes Association 2014 Tour de Cure Women’s Series

By |September 7th, 2014|ADA Tour de Cure, Press Release|Comments Off on WCA Joining Forces with American Diabetes Association 2014 Tour de Cure Women’s Series|

Pro Cyclist and WCA President, Robin Farina, will lead the Tour de Cure Women’s Series Rides in California to Help STOP Diabetes and Get More Women on Bikes

Santa Barbara, CA – For Release September 8, 2014 – The WCA is excited to partner with the American Diabetes Association and the Tour de Cure: Women’s Series, a new signature fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association. WCA President, Robin Farina, will be leading the charge at this year’s Women’s Series to get more women on bikes and STOP diabetes! The California Tour de Cure Women’s Series will take place on Saturday, September 13th in Santa Barbara and Sunday, October 26th in the San Francisco Bay area. Participants can join Robin and the WCA team in Southern, CA and/or NorCal, and get a free registration with the code: WCA14. Register for Robin’s WCA Teams at the links below.

Sign up for Robin’s WCA Santa Barbara Team

Sign up for Robin’s WCA San Francisco Team

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure Women’s Series this year” said Robin. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to women in cycling and feel that the Women’s Series will help encourage women to get involved in cycling and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.” According to the American Diabetes Association, of the nearly 29 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, 13.4 million of them are women. People of all ages, backgrounds and gender are welcome to ride in support of women’s cycling and the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes. Besides donating to a great cause there are many Reasons to Ride in [...]

7 09, 2014

WCA Milestones

By |September 7th, 2014|News|Comments Off on WCA Milestones|

 

December 3, 2015
The WCA was granted 501(c)3 non-profit status through the creation of the WCA Foundation. More Info…

November 12, 2015
DNA Cycling and the WCA partnered to launch the 2016 WCA Kit. Both men’s and ladies cuts are available to purchase. Each kit order comes with a customized pair of DeFeet WCA Socks, while supplies last. Order HERE

November 7, 2015
WCA CEO, Robin Farina, attended the 29th Annual U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony and Silent Auction on Saturday November 7th at 7:00 PM in Davis California at the Activities and Recreation Center “ARC” (U.C. Davis Campus).

October 27, 2015
The WCA supported the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in their efforts to distribute information regarding their adoption of Tougher Ethics Rules for Induction into the Hall. The release was sent out to WCA Media Contacts all over the country. More info….

October 24-25, 2015
The American Diabetes Association teamed up with the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) and Pro Cyclist, Robin Farina, challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the Tour de Cure® NorCal, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes.

September 13, 2015
The Women’s Cycling Association was proud to support the celebration of women at the Tour La Fête on September 13, 2015 at River Bend in Lyons, CO. The event featured a day of cycling, yoga and gourmet food, spirits and fun!

September 5-6, 2015
The WCA teamed up with Rebecca Rusch and “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”, to get more women on bikes! 30% of the participants at this year’s RPI were female! WCA Members received a 20% registration discount for the 2015 event September 5-6. Click HERE for more information.

July [...]

7 09, 2014

WCA President, Robin Farina, to lead American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Women’s Series Rides

By |September 7th, 2014|ADA Tour de Cure, News|Comments Off on WCA President, Robin Farina, to lead American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Women’s Series Rides|

The WCA is excited to announce a partnership with the American Diabetes Association and the Tour de Cure: Women’s Series, a new signature fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association. WCA President, Robin Farina, will be leading the charge at this year’s Women’s Series to get more women on bikes and STOP diabetes! Join Robin and the WCA team! Here’s your chance to ride with a pro, get a goodies bag with a free WCA tee and Primal Wear Sox, as well as other great prizes for top fundraisers – including the opportunity to win the inaugural WCA Kit – ALL while donating to a great cause! Free registration for the WCA team in Santa Barbara or San Francisco with code: WCA14

REGISTER FOR ROBIN’S SANTA BARBARA WCA TEAM HERE

REGISTER FOR ROBIN’S WCA SAN FRANCISCO/NORCAL TEAM HERE

CYCLING TRAINING TIPS FROM PRO, ROBIN FARINA

REASONS TO RIDE IN THE TOUR DE CURE WOMEN’S SERIES

California Tour de Cure California Women’s Series
Santa Barbara, California
Saturday, September 13, 2014

San Francisco Bay Area
Sunday, October 26, 2014
San Francisco, California area

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure Women’s Series this year” said Robin. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to women in cycling and feel that the Women’s Series will help encourage women to get involved in cycling and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.” According to the American Diabetes Association, of the nearly 29 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, 13.4 million of them are women. People of all ages, backgrounds and gender are welcome to ride in support of women’s cycling and the American Diabetes Association’s movement [...]

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