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Stephanie Chase (Racing Correspondent)

Stephanie Chase

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To hurdle or hop? ‘Cross Clinic #3

By Stephanie Chase [This is the third report in a series on learning cyclocross by contributor Stephanie Chase. Read the other two here and here.] I run like a fairy. Seriously. Stick me in a tutu, cue “Swan Lake,” and I would fit right in; except for the fact that I’m in cycling shoes, sweating, … Read more


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Watch out for that top tube: Getting bruised at ‘Cross Clinic #2

By Stephanie Chase [This is the second in a series on learning cyclocross by contributor Stephanie Chase. Read the first installment here.] The morning after my second ‘cross clinic, I woke up with various bike parts impressed on my body. There was some tire tread on my right shin, a pedal slash on my right … Read more


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Monday night is Ladies’ Night at PIR

It’s Ladies’ Night this Monday (8/27) at PIR.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) With the hope of enticing first-timers into the local racing scene, the folks behind the Monday Night Bike Race Series are hosting another “Ladies’ Night” this Monday (8/27). Both coaches and experienced racers will be on hand to mentor, answer questions, and provide tips. All … Read more


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Women’s cycling clinics a popular draw

A Sorella Forte rider at PIR.(File photo) When Colleen McClenahan from local cycling club Sorella Forte (means “strong sister”) contacted Adnan Kadir from Peaks Coaching Group about putting on a women’s cycling skills clinic, Kadir didn’t know what to expect. After twenty-five women showed up for the first one he quickly realized two things: there … Read more


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Decline in women racers raises alarm, sparks action

[Updated at 12:39pm] Women compete at PIR series.(File photo) The local road racing community is worried about the decline in the number of women racers. To reverse the trend, they’ve stepped up their outreach efforts and launched an online survey find out the cause. The number of women racers has dwindled so much in recent … Read more