Davis, CA—For Release November, 15, 2013—The Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) is kicking off their inaugural “Join the Ride” membership drive in high gear as they team up with the US Bicycling Hall of Fame (USBOF) to host the “Establishing Equity in Women’s Professional Cycling” Forum on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9am—Noon at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, CA. The forum and “Join the Ride” membership drive are part of a weekend of festivities to celebrate the 2013 US Bicycling Hall of Fame Inductees, and are free and open to the public. Forum attendees will be able to purchase WCA memberships on site, or they can visit the WCA website at www.womenscyclingassociation.com to “Join the Ride”. After the Forum event, attendees may join the women and men of the USBHOF and WCA in for a casual 30-mile bike ride.

WCA Board President and Now and Novartis for MS team member, Robin Farina, and WCA board member and Exergy TWENTY16, Alison Tetrick, will participate in the Forum along with other pro women cyclists including; Olivia Dillon, Now and Novartis for MS; Tayler Wiles, Specialized Lululemon; and Emily Kachorek, Vanderkitten. Farina and Tetrick will make a presentation to the group on behalf of the WCA to kick off their membership drive and introduce the WCA as well as their passion and vision of a better future for women’s professional cycling, taking the same steps leaders like Billy Jean King did for equality in women’s tennis over forty years ago. After the WCA presentation, the cyclists will lead an open forum Q&A session to discuss how the WCA and women’s cycling supporters can work together to grow the sport. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the WCA Pro Cyclists and win Pro Team Swag and other prizes in a raffle contest.

Special guests including; Jono Coulter, Team Director, Vanderkitten Pro Women’s Cycling Team; Kurt Stockton, Team Director, NOW and Novartis for MS Women’s Pro Cycling Team; Craig Roemer, Team Director, Specialized Juniors Racing Team and NCCF Board Member; Lisa Hunt, Marketing/Social Media Manager, Osmo Nutrition; Stacy Sims, Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder, Osmo Nutrition; and Dave Verrecchia, CEO of Vanderkitten Clothing and Race Team, will also be on hand to participate in the Forum Q&A session, meet and greet, and bike ride.

Generous sponsors of the event include the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, the Women’s Cycling Association, Davis Bike Club, Osmo Nutrition, Vanderkitten Clothing, and the Hallmark Inn/Café 110.

The WCA is a coalition of women cyclists, across the globe, who support the advancement and success of Women’s Cycling on both sporting and business levels. For more information and to join the the WCA, log onto www.womenscyclingassociation.com, follow the WCA on Twitter @wca_tweet, or “like” the organization on
Facebook at Women’s Cycling Association.

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing American competitive cyclists and contributors to the sport for their significant achievements. Its mission is to preserve the history of American cycling in order to educate people about the past and encourage them to participate in the future of the sport. Encouraging all levels of cycling, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame promotes cycling development and fitness. For more information on the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame, visit www.usbhof.org.

Contact

Donna Feazell: Grunduski Group—404-290-1929, donna@grunduskigroup.com
Terri Grunduski: Grunduski Group—404-226-7497, terri@grunduskigroup.com
Robin Farina, WCA President—828-719-1494, robin@womenscyclingassociation.com

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