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Old 09-18-2007, 08:43 AM
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Talking Women for Bikes Presentation - Women's Racing

Ever have that urge to try your legs at racing? Then your knees start to tremble at the sheer thought of getting on the course? We've all been there. The uncertainty of registering, training, the ability of finishing the race.

Join our fabulous panel of racers from the I-just-want-to-have-fun to the I-am-the-champion. These ladies will talk about how to get started and their personal experiences in a variety of races - cyclocross, road, time trials, mountain, and track. Plus, OBRA will be there to demystify the rules and regulations of racing.

Feel free to invite your friends - everyone welcome!

Details:
September 27th, Thursday, 6:30-8pm (doors lock at 6:40pm)
Portland Building Room C - 1120 SW 5th Ave (Between Main and Madison)
Perhaps heading out afterward to continue conversations - perhaps Lucky Lab

If you have any questions, please contact Janis McDonald at 503-823-5358 or janis.mcdonald@pdxtrans.org.

Ride on! Janis
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:59 PM
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Smile Thanks to the Panel

Thanks to everyone that joined us last Thursday. And especially to our wonderful panel - Sorella teammates, Dani Dance and Terri from OBRA! We had a good turn out - about 20 - though we would have loved more.

The panel did a great job of sharing their experiences with racing - how they got into it, how they train, how much they love it all. Terri explained how to register for racing - including cyclocross.

The remaining question - which is always there- how do we increase women's participation in cycling. We are still only about 31% in the bike counts - and smaller in the racing world.

Cross season is coming out. If you have ever had ANY interest in checking out cross - please do. It is a lot of fun both for participants and audience.
You can see the calendar at http://crosscrusade.com/.

Hope to see you out there or on the road. Cheers, Janis
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