Your Bicycle Helmet is Not a Bonnet

Recently, as I was driving through town, I spied a woman with two extremely young children caged on the back of her bicycle. I say “caged” because they were snuggly secured in two homemade box like contraptions that completely covered the tikes from the shoulders down. All you could see where their little three or […]

Lanterne Rouge

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game, right? Well, we don’t always feel that way, but it’s true. When I was racing bikes I heard one of my teammate’s husband say to her as we were leaving for a race, “Don’t come home if you don’t win.” He’s now […]

Power to the She in Me

Back in October I received a message suggesting that I apply for a local athletic wear sponsorship program. The message mentioned that… “This would be perfect for you. Every year we have one sponsored athlete who inspires our business and our customers. As a Sponsored Athlete, you would be our store’s spokesperson, the person who […]

Group Training

After an informal study, I’ve come to the conclusion that group bike rides or runs are a bit like Montessori school… To those unfamiliar with Montessori, it’s a teaching style that utilizes a multi-age classroom setting, allowing for the older or more knowledgeable students to facilitate the learning of the younger, less knowledgeable students. Everyone […]

Sharing What You Love

As a kid, it was about feeling like a grown-up. Similar to driving a car, a pink bike with a banana seat and a pair of flat pedals meant a little independence and a lot of freedom. As a teen, I wanted an outlet from the adolescent angst, and I really wanted to keep up […]

The Payoff

About six months ago, I started my winter training to kick off the 2012 season. It was a mild Mid-Atlantic winter this year, but still winter nonetheless. The days were short, gray, and chilly, and when precipitation fell it came in the form of a dreary, bone chilling rain. The weekends were filled with long […]

Yoga for Cyclists: Post-Ride Cool Down

I hope that you have been getting out and dancing on your bike on the roads or trails. It’s amazing how much more of your surroundings you absorb when you’re out on two wheels and using your own “motor.” At Women’s Quest, we will be dancing on our mountain bikes this summer in Colorado and this fall in Vermont! […]

Yoga for Cyclists: Pre-Ride Warm Up

I love the freedom of dancing through the woods with my mountain bike as my dance partner. I also love to reflect on what I’ve learned from this dance. Your bike has a lot to teach you in this school called life. At Women’s Quest, we will be dancing on our mountain bikes this summer in Colorado and this […]

Get in the Game

by Trish Downing, Featured Athlete | Imagine a moment so dramatic that it could define you for the rest of your days. That it could change what you do, how you do it and call into question every dream you’ve ever dared to chase. What happens when you arrive back at square one? For me, that day was September 17, 2000…

Great (lack of) Expectations

by Dina Mishev, Featured Athlete | I’ve done Lotoja, a 206-mile road bike race from Logan, Utah to Teton Village, Wyoming four times. The longest single-day sanctioned road race in the country, Lotoja is a mental and physical challenge. My first year doing it, I was the 5th woman out of several hundred…