Let’s Race Bikes

Monday night ride helps women power through winter

Avatar by on January 28th, 2016 at 8:56 am

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The Let’s Race Bikes monday night ride crew was all smiles after a dry and mild ride this week.
(Photos: Jenn Levo/Let’s Race Bikes)

Getting out on training and fitness rides can be tough this time of year. Not only does the weather often not cooperate, but the racing calendar is sparse so there isn’t much in the way of motivation. This is where group rides come in!
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With ‘PBLRB’, Let’s Race Bikes aims for top of women’s road racing

Avatar by on June 11th, 2014 at 9:51 am

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These six aspiring bike racers (five of whom live in Portland) are competing on the national stage this week thanks to a community-wide effort led by Let’s Race Bikes.
Top (L to R): Beth Ann Orton, Sydney Running, Megan Gray.
Bottom (L to R):Brenna Wrye-Simpson, Alexandra Burton, Lelah O’ Shaughnessy.)
(All photos courtesy Let’s Race Bikes)

What happens when you take a group of women who are passionate about bike racing, combine it with supportive local businesses, and throw in a community that wants them to succeed?

PBLRB.
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Let’s Race Bikes! gets a strong start (Photos from launch party)

Avatar by on December 13th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Big crowd for Let’s Race Bikes! launch party.
(Photos by Will Wall)

Last month we shared a bit about Let’s Race Bikes!, a new coalition of local teams that want to encourage more women to suit up and race on the road. They had their big launch party on Saturday night and we heard from one of the organizers, Karey Miles, that it was a huge success.

Miles says over 250 people turned out for the party and there were a “whopping” 65 ladies who showed up the morning after for a group ride in the rain. The party was both a launch and a fundraiser to support women’s racing. Attendees snapped up raffle tickets in hopes of winning one of the many donated prizes.

The women behind Let’s Race Bikes! plan to host rides and clinics in the coming months as the 2013 road racing season is just around the corner. [Read more…]

Portland women team up for ‘Let’s Race Bikes!’ initiative

Avatar by on November 12th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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A member of Sorella Forte racing at PIR.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A new initiative launched in Portland aims to get more women racing bikes on the road. Let’s Race Bikes! is a coalition led by local teams that want to see larger women’s fields at races throughout Oregon.

“Basically, a group of women have joined together because we saw a need to “market” Road racing in Oregon,” says Let’s Race Bikes! Board Member Karey Miles. “Over the past few years we have seen drops and inconsistencies in numbers of women racing their bikes, especially on the road.” [Read more…]