20 08, 2015

WCA Supports Celebration of Women at Tour La Fête

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The Women’s Cycling Association is proud to support the celebration of women at the Tour La Fête on September 13, 2015 from 3pm – 9pm at River Bend in Lyons, CO. The event features a day of cycling, yoga and gourmet food, spirits and fun! Registration is available at http://tourlafete.com/.

Attendees can choose from several registration options that all include a four-course epicurean fare, spirit tastings, live music and films. Cycling enthusiasts can participate in an 18.7 mile no drop ride through the scenic and challenging roads of Lyons and St. Vrain Valley. Those not up for riding can enjoy a beautifully guided Vinyasa Yoga class, suitable for all levels. The focus is on moving with breath control, awareness, and intention. For those that prefer a more relaxing day, enjoying the custom menu featuring local and organic foods and watching films is also available.

Tour La Fête is an athletic endeavor, a party, a femme-posium, and, an intimate community gathering. It’s an event that celebrates women for all that they are, and all that makes them remarkable!

4 08, 2015

Pedal Chic Nominated for Best Women’s/Female-Friendly Shop in 2015 Interbike Awards

By |August 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Pedal Chic Nominated for Best Women’s/Female-Friendly Shop in 2015 Interbike Awards|

Pedal Chic, the all women’s bike shop in Greenville, SC, has been nominated in one of the five Interbike Awards Retail categories for Best Women’s/Female-Friendly Shop. Voting is now open for the industry to select the winners of the second annual Interbike Awards (IB Awards) in the five retail categories.

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News completed its list of retailer nominations based on entries submitted via the NBDA America’s Best Bike Shop applications and by a nominating panel. Categories for the retailer awards include Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop, Best Pro Road Shop, Best Mountain Bike Shop, Best Women’s/Female-Friendly Shop and 2015 Retailer of the Year. There are six nominees in each category, including Pedal Chic of South Carolina, Bicycle Space of Washington, D.C., Strictly Bicycles of New Jersey, A Road Bike 4 U of California, Absolute Bikes of Colorado and Bryson City Bicycles of North Carolina, among others.

Winners will be determined from the results of an open industry online ballot. The ballot will be open until Aug. 14. For more information on Pedal Chic visit: www.pedalchic.com

Vote now for Pedal Chic at: surveymonkey.com/s/2015IBAwards.

3 08, 2015

WCA Member Discount for “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”!

By |August 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on WCA Member Discount for “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”!|

The WCA is teaming up with Rebecca Rusch and “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”, to get more women on bikes!

Want gravel? Join Rebecca Rusch at the third iteration of her hometown race, Rebecca’s Privae Idaho (RPI) gravel grinder race labor day weekend in beautiful Ketchum Idaho. As a high five for all you do, Rebecca would like to extend discount of 20% off registration to all of the Women Cycling Association members. To get the WCA Member Discount code, logon to your WCA Member Account and Visit the Member Benefits page.

31 07, 2015

Pro Cyclist and WCA CEO, Robin Farina, Cycling to Stop Diabetes®

By |July 31st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Pro Cyclist and WCA CEO, Robin Farina, Cycling to Stop Diabetes®|

Olympian and Professional Cyclist to attend the Tour de Cure Colorado in August

The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) and BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental Pro Cyclist, Robin Farina, and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. More than 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure Colorado on Saturday, August 15th. All funds raised at the Tour de Cure events will go to support the Association’s mission — to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Tour de Cure is designed for everyone from the occasional bike rider to the experienced cyclist and in Colorado participants have the option of a 12-mile, 32-imle, 62 mile metric century or 100-mile route. Visit www.diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure for more information about the event that Robin will be attending.

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure event in Colorado this year.” said Robin Farina. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to encouraging people of all ages and skill levels to get involved with cycling, to be training properly and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.”

Robin Farina is a professional cyclist and the Founder and CEO of the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA). Robin began her cycling career over 10 years ago after graduating from the University of Tennessee and is the 2011 National Road Race Champion and a 2012 Olympic long team member. Robin owns an [...]

30 07, 2015

On Bike Video of La Course by Vera Koedooder of Bigla Pro Cycling Team

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Thanks to Vera Koedooder of Bigla Pro Cycling Team for sharing this awesome video of the second edition of La Course by Le Tour de France!

“Rain, attacks, crashes, flat tires. The 2nd edition of La Course by Le Tour de France had it all. Me, Vera Koedooder of the Bigla Pro Cycling Team, rode the race with a camera on my bike. In this video you see the most spectacular images of the women’s road race on the Champs-Élysées. Anna van der Breggen became the winner.”

28 07, 2015

WCA Board Member Dotsie Bausch Speaks Out on Women’s Cycling

By |July 28th, 2015|News|1 Comment|

Olympian and WCA Board Member, Dotsie Bausch, speaks out on how to help women’s cycling and women’s sport.

The WCA is actively changing the face of women’s cycling. Our Board of Directors includes over 15 international former and current pro riders, Olympic medalists and World Champions. The WCA has lobbied to USA Cycling, the UCI and race promoters around the world to step up and offer equal prize purses, more quality races and provide more media opportunities for women’s cycling to highlighted like the men. We know the future is very bright for women’s cycling!

Here’s your chance to get behind the WCA and help us elevate Women’s Pro Cycling! Your membership dues go directly to grassroots efforts to get more women on bikes, marketing and PR of our vision and attending key UCI International round table events to help shape the next generation’s opportunities. Please join us in encouraging your brother, mother, sister, and friends to JOIN the WCA as WE forge the way for women in cycling to have equal opportunities the world over.We are committed to fair play, sportsmanship and leadership and YOU are an integral part of our journey.

JOIN the WCA!

21 07, 2015

Universal Sports Network Presents Exclusive LIVE Coverage of La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 26

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Universal Sports Network Presents Exclusive LIVE Coverage of La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 26

Women’s One-Day Cycling Race to Finish on the Famed Champs-Élysées

Broadcast to Feature Interview with American Women’s Cycling Legend Marianne Martin

LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2015) – Universal Sports Network presents exclusive LIVE coverage of La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 26, at 8 a.m. ET. The one-day, elite women’s cycling race will finish on the famed Champs-Elysées prior to the finale of this year’s final stage of the Tour de France.

Twenty top women’s teams featuring 120 athletes from 12 countries will compete in the second edition of La Course by Le Tour de France. With reigning champion Marianne Vos (Rabo-liv) skipping this year’s race, a new winner will be crowned. Riders scheduled to compete include Americans Shelly Olds (Ale Cipollini), who finished third in 2014, and Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans), and England’s Lizzie Armistead (Boels Dolmans).

The Universal Sports broadcast team will feature veteran play-by-play announcer Craig Hummer alongside analysts Todd Gogulski, who spent more than a decade racing professionally, and Dotsie Bausch, a 2012 Olympic medalist in track cycling.

“With the thrill, speed and power of women’s cycling on display at last year’s inaugural La Course, I am so excited to be back for what is sure to be another nail-biting race at a time when the attention on women’s sports is at an all-time high,” said Bausch whose commentary will provide perspective on women’s professional cycling. “Thanks to Universal Sports Network, we will once again showcase the intensity and fierce competitiveness of the top women cyclists in the world [...]

21 07, 2015

Women’s Cycling Association Board of Director Vice Presidents, Iris Slappendel and Georgia Gould, Voted to Revamped UCI Athletes’ Commission

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Winston-Salem, NC – For Release June 25, 2015 –The Women’s Cycling Association applauds the recent announcement of the newly elected athletes to the revamped UCI Athletes’ Commission, and is excited to learn that two WCA Board of Director Vice Presidents have been voted to the 13 member commission by their peers – 2014 Dutch Road Champion, Iris Slappendel, and, 2012 Cross County MTB Olympic Bronze Medalist, Georgia Gould! This is the first time members have been voted on the commission directly by their peers! Click HERE to see the full results of the election.

“I am thrilled to be part of the renewed UCI Athletes’ Commission, to help make the UCI become a more transparent organization, said Slappendel. It is an honor to be elected to the commission by my peers. I am inspired by their trust and confidence in me; and look forward to representing them to the best of my ability. I do feel responsible for my colleagues in the women’s peloton, and hope they will turn to me when they are struggling with issues. It is very important for women’s cycling to have a voice in the UCI. My predecessor, Marianne Vos, has already achieved some important changes in women’s cycling. I look forward to continuing her efforts to make our sport more professional in every aspect.”

In March, 2015 the UCI announced it would revamp the Athletes’ Commission as part of its renewed efforts to make the UCI a “more transparent and open organization.” According to the UCI, the charge of the 13 member commission is to:
• improve the training and competition conditions for athletes;
• give riders the opportunity to have their say with the guarantee of being heard by [...]

4 06, 2015

Blog – Medalist Athlete Branding Guide

By |June 4th, 2015|Blog, News|Comments Off on Blog – Medalist Athlete Branding Guide|

Inspire your friends, family and community by sharing your story online in a meaningful way.
You probably get asked how things are going with cycling all the time by family, friends and maybe even fans. You can be a professional rider or a weekend warrior, either way, your entourage wants to know how training is going or when is your next big race. Furthermore, fans and followers want to get a glimpse at your athlete lifestyle.

As you grow in your sport, more and more people want to stay informed and keeping everybody in the loop can become a time consuming and complex task. You may even be at a point where you need to give exposure to your personal and team sponsors or attempt to attract new ones.

Here’s how you can craft an online presence that will help you share your story and grow your fan base with little efforts.

Choosing the Right Mediums

First you need to choose which medium works best for you. Some prefer to write blogs, others will opt to share their lifestyle in pictures using Instagram or with tweets.

I personally use Instagram to share my athlete lifestyle and blogs to keep my friends, family and supporters in the loop. Leah Kirchmann for example is also leveraging her Facebook fan page to keep everybody in the loop.

In the end, it really comes down to making storytelling an habit. Pick whichever mediums (blogging, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that feel the most natural for you to share your lifestyle.

Build the Foundation of your Online Presence

Now that you are sharing content across the web and on various social networks, you need a home for it. Given that your pieces of content (tweets and instagrams for example) reside [...]

31 05, 2015

WCA Member Discount for “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”!

By |May 31st, 2015|News|Comments Off on WCA Member Discount for “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”!|

The WCA is teaming up with Rebecca Rusch and “Rebecca’s Private Idaho”, to get more women on bikes! Want gravel? Join Rebecca Rusch at the third iteration of her hometown race, Rebecca’s Privae Idaho (RPI) gravel grinder race labor day weekend in beautiful Ketchum Idaho. As a high five for all you do, Rebecca would like to extend discount of 20% off registration to all of the Women Cycling Association members.To register, go to www.rebeccasprivateidaho.com and use the code WCARPI15-20.
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