Dear WCA Member,
On behalf of the WCA and its Board Members, I want to thank you for your support of the Women’s Cycling Association. With your support over this last year, we have begun to effectively make changes and build a future for women’s cycling!
It’s amazing to think that what began as a casual conversation between two women who are passionate about women’s cycling has turned into an organization where women from the Pro Peloton have put their team allegiances behind them and joined together to work toward developing and advancing the state of women’s cycling, taking the same steps leaders like Billy Jean King did for equality in women’s tennis over forty years ago. Since our official launch in August 2013, we have been amazed at the support we have received from the cycling community and beyond! This tremendous response to the WCA has demonstrated to us that there is a common desire of so many people to advance the sport of women’s cycling.
The WCA has been busy over the last year educating the public about our mission and vision and lobbying USA Cycling, Race Promoters and Team Directors on behalf of women cyclists to add women’s races, provide equal prize purse and media support. We have seen some strides with the addition of women’s races at Amgen Tour of California, Tour of Utah, La Course at Tour de France, US Pro Challenge and the Parx Philly Cycling Classic. As part of our grassroots initiatives to get more women and girls on bikes, we have built partnerships with organizations in the cycling community who support women’s cycling including, the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, Tour de Cure Women’s Series, World [...]