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Founder of Ride Like A Girl, “We’re Unique”

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On April 5th, 2018 Ride Like A Girl (RLAG) will celebrate five years of helping women fall in love with biking. Today, RLAG has close to two hundred members, fifteen volunteer ride leaders and a continued passion to come alongside women who want to dust off their bike and ride. Listen in on this informal interview with founder and ‘girlfriend in charge’, Carolyn Jen, to learn why she started RLAG, what makes it unique and what surprises it has yielded since that special spring day in 2013.

This video was produced by Melanie Wood, Happy Feet Photography.

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2015 Our Blog in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this Ride Like A Girl Cycling blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Idaho Day 3: Whitewater!

Every good bike tour has one key ingredient: a rest day. This one may have preserved my cycling habit after yesterday’s urge to exchange cycling for life on the sofa. But a prime rib dinner and a good night’s rest yielded a morning of new energy.

Being that our campsite was beside Jackson Hole, Wyoming, there was just one rest recipe for me: whitewater Continue reading


Ireland by Bike: Day 4 – Give Me a Steak and No One Gets Hurt

All I want is a steak and my pillow, in that order. This last day of our four day bicycle tour from the north to south coast (340 miles) has been stunning, exhausting, challenging, fast and slow, high and low, satisfying and hunger-inducing. By the end of the ride I was craving a protein-rich meal and steak was my dreamy first choice. Once I indulged Continue reading


Ireland by Bike: Day 3 – High Nellies!

No boring stats today. You will find our new friends, Chris and John, along with their “High Nellies” and advice for bicyclists much more interesting. With their permission I am sharing photos and video from our visit at the Meiteal Cafe in Dunlavin, a village in County Wicklow with a library at its center.

Michael and I were in search of Continue reading

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Ireland by Bike: Arrived!

Being greeted at the gate by Geri (my aunt) made for a swift exit from the Dublin airport: bikes and husband packed under and into the bus; niece and auntie tucked into the not-sizable-for-bikes-plus-husband Toyota.

The ninety-minute northbbound drive to Belfast afforded us a wonderful window of one-on-one; a rare and precious gift that I have learned not to take for granted. While “craic” is the usual Continue reading

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Ireland by Bike – Wanna Come?

Yes, it’s true, I am Ireland bound! As I write, Delta Airlines is bumping me through the air and I have long forgotten the 3:00 AM alarm clock that truncated my much-cherished shut-eye. First stop: New York and then Dublin. Two more segments; bus and then train will deliver us (hubby and me) to the Giant’s Causeway on the Northern Ireland Continue reading


Dig Deep, Girlfriend

I was the ride leader today. Yeah, right. I found myself behind the pack (of nine) with no one in sight. Accepting my new position I asked Siri to play my 70s playlist and determined to enjoy the scenery, climbing at my own pace. That was mile ~25.


Leading from the back. That is my specialty.

Fast forward to mile ~82 and Continue reading