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May is National Bike Month
by Pretty Tough
posted May 1, 2014 at 8:54pm

National Bike Month is probably not a Hallmark event. For those of us that are cyclists, that’s too bad! If oil prices continue to climb, however, every month might become Bike Month. Despite what  temperatures may indicate (we&rsquo...more

JILL OF ALL TRADES: How Being a Multi-Sport Athlete Keeps Me Balanced
by SemperSarah
posted October 30, 2012 at 6:21pm

Being active is my lifeblood. Whether I am playing soccer or snowboarding, I welcome every athletic adventure that comes my way. The variety of sports I participate in encourages balance, balance enhances health, and health breeds happiness....more

Helmet Heads: New Innovations in Cycling Safety Gear
by Pretty Tough
posted September 26, 2012 at 8:45am

If you’re a cyclist, you’ll want to pay close attention to some of the latest trends  in bike helmets.  Driven by innovations in other activities, including firefighting and football,   cyclists are now safer than ever with...more

Coming round the mountain on her bike
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 11, 2012 at 8:28pm

When Agata Tamulewicz first took up mountain biking she thought paying a thousand euros for a bike was crazy. That was then …  The Polish woman has lived in Ireland for nearly five years and first got into mountain biking (or MTB as they sa...more

Mountain bikes for those with disabilities
by The Rabbit Hole
posted March 4, 2012 at 5:53pm

Tara Llanes and her new wheels. Photo from CBC. It is not often that I get to write about something that actually brings a smile to my face on this blog so I relish those opportunities when they arise.  Yesterday morning, while watching the news I...more

Fabulous Fat Tire Fun & Sweet Singletrack @ Ride Sun Valley Mountain Bike Festival in Idaho
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted May 26, 2011 at 12:44am

I want to go check out this new Ride Sun Valley Mountain Bike Festival in Idaho in July!Here's more info: Websites:http://www.ridesunvalley.com/http://www.visitsunvalley.com/ Facebook Pages:http://www.facebook.com/sunvalleyhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Ri...more

Mountain biking in the Rockies with Deborah Atkinson
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted May 9, 2011 at 12:11am

Deborah Atkinson is a former journalist, current senior administrative assistant and an avid cyclist, photographer, writer and needleworker.  Originally from New Mexico, she has called Colorado home for 23 years.  She and husband Brett spe...more

Deborah Atkinson on coming to grips with mountain biking
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 30, 2011 at 12:13pm

Two loves combined PART TWO: Deborah Atkinson is a former journalist, current senior administrative assistant and an avid cyclist, photographer, writer and needleworker.  Originally from New Mexico, she has called Colorado home for 23 years.  She and hu...more

Mountain Biking Women’s Weekend Is Almost Here
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 14, 2011 at 11:01am

RAYSMTB MILWAUKEE AND TRI-FLOW PROUDLY PRESENT: MKE WOMEN’S WEEKEND (WW) 2011 FRI. SAT. SUN. FEB. 25, 26, 27 FREE EVENT: WOMEN ONLY PARK OPEN TO WOMEN RIDERS ONLY — 9AM- 4PM, FRI. FEB. 25 Ladies, this is a must-see, truly unique event, featuring th...more

Women who highlighted my 2010
by alilee05
posted December 29, 2010 at 11:46pm

Please add your comments at the bottom of this post or else re-tweet this page with the hash tags: #WomenTalkSports  Thanks for your support on my first blog post. Here are my favourites in no particular order:   Luciana Aymar Known as “the magi...more

Race Across the Sky: Finding your challenge
by Byline to Finish Line
posted November 5, 2010 at 2:15pm

A mountain biker pulls over to the side of the crumbling, unstable dirt path, gently lays his bike down and sits. He has perched away from the rest of the race, his arms folded on his knees, his head in his hands. He is spent. Physically. Mentally. Emoti...more

A Downieville virgin tackles the Classic mountain bike race and festival in Northern California
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted July 7, 2010 at 3:10pm

Confessions of a Downieville Virgin: Interview with Myself Why are you going? Now that I am badass after riding the North Dakota Badlands in June, I am ready for anything! Well, not quite. Truth: I've heard about Downieville as a biking destination for ne...more

Turning badass in the Badlands: Mountain bike trip on the Maah Daah Hey with Western Spirit
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted July 3, 2010 at 3:22pm

Question: Why did I go mountain biking in North Dakota?  Answer: A random encounter with a woman with hot pink hair, a pierced tongue and great attitude inspired my summer bicycling plans. I bumped into Gnat Harris, an acquaintance I hadn't seen for a ...more

North Dakota Here I Come: Mountain biking the Maah Daah Hey Trail with Western Spirit!
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted June 6, 2010 at 7:44pm

I embark on a five-day mountain bike and camping tour with Western Spirit in North Dakota, starting Monday. I'm here in Bismarck, North Dakota's capital now, in large part, thanks to a gal named Gnat. Yes, gnat, like the fly.  I will ask her why she chos...more

Mountain biking picture of me, tongue out, elbow bloodied, wins award
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted April 27, 2010 at 6:39pm

Thanks to Conner Jay, photojournalist at The Salinas Californian, I will be immortalized with lolling tongue and crimson elbow. The dramatic photo he took of me after I crashed my mountain bike and skinned my arm on the pavement captures my determination ...more

Sea Otter Classic Bike Festival: Bad News, Good News & Wise Friends
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted April 26, 2010 at 11:20am

The 2010 Sea Otter Classic wrapped up its 20th anniversary one week ago today in Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California. On Saturday, April 17, I raced the cross country mountain bike event,  a very hilly loop of 20 miles, in the women's spo...more

First mountain bike ride in SEVEN YEARS
by Christine
posted March 14, 2010 at 3:44pm

Today Jonas and I joined our friend Ronny for his birthday on a mountain bike group ride - they call them toertochten here in Belgium, organized rides with feed zones attended by usually one to two thousand riders.  This one was a semi-hilly 60km one.I ...more

Event: Ray’s Angels Women’s Weekend 2010
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 19, 2010 at 9:49pm

Best Wishes to all the ladies and BMX riders gathering together in the Midwest this weekend! See flyer for more information. ...more

Inspired by the Olympics, I pushed hard in my first mountain bike race of the season
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted February 15, 2010 at 11:52am

To justify gobbling sweet treats on Valentine's Day, I jumped into my first mountain bike race of the year, competing in the women's sport (intermediate) class race today, Sunday, February 14 at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. It was the opening event o...more

Trek Dirt Series mountain bike clinics - registration now open for 2010 co-ed and women-only mountain bike camps
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted February 8, 2010 at 3:57pm

The 2010 Trek Dirt Series opened registration for all its mountain bike camps in Canada and the United States on February 1. This year marks some exciting changes for the series, including Trek signing on as as the title sponsor. And within Santa Cruz, th...more

The Beauty of Being Bad
by hellodarcy
posted January 18, 2010 at 2:03pm

"She is a natural!" -- Well, not in my case. Sometimes to get to the top you have to start at the bottom....more

Femme Pedals Mountain Bike Group
by Bike Diva
posted January 4, 2010 at 2:04pm

Happy New Year! If you are into mountain biking in the south Florida area, check out the recently formed Femme Pedal cycling club.  From the Femme Pedal Meetup Group Page "Our mission is to provide all types of opportunities for women mountain bi...more

Pretty Tough Athlete Blog: Cierra Smith
by Pretty Tough
posted August 1, 2009 at 3:41pm

(Editors Note: Fourteen year old Cierra Smith is a Pretty Tough mountain biker.  On July 16-19, 2009 Cierra joined thousands of professional and amateur races who came to battle it out on world-class terrain at the USA Cycling National Championships) Hi...more

Back in the Saddle - Karen's cross country mountain bike comeback is Sunday, July 19!
by Karen Kefauver: Travel Journal
posted July 15, 2009 at 12:37pm

I plan to look happy and content while sweating uphill during my race, the way I look in this photo from a Wilder Ranch mountain bike ride. Photo credit: Bird Emrick.Today, I ramped up the training for my upcoming cross-country mountain bike race with a t...more

18th Annual Fat Tire Classic
by Bike Diva
posted June 25, 2009 at 1:13pm

PRESS RELEASE 18th Annual Fat Tire Classic Benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled & the American Red Cross Mile High July 17th - 19th, 2009 DENVER, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Sports Center for the Disabled and American Red C...more

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