Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Rocks!

Iowa City Road Race???


Kate Races Like A Girl!

Kate Clark enjoyed her first race on Thursday at Race Like A Girl!

Sounds like she had fun and represented Pink in fine fashion!

Congratulations Kate!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another "On-Bike' Clinic, May 2nd

Join us for another great "On-Bike" Clinic on Saturday, May 2nd at Waterworks Park.

The agenda will be a little different this time - recognizing many folks did the intro to group riding in April.

We'll start again, at 9:00am. Meet at the shelter on the large loop of Waterworks.

From 9:00 - 10:00 we'll be offering 3 choices of mini-workshops.

1. Learn to group ride - for those that missed the first one or need a refresher. You'll learn the dynamics of safe group riding.

2. Bike maintenance basics. Here you'll learn some basic bike maintenance that will help you keep your sweet ride running smoothly and some techniques to help you get home when you have a mechanical emergency.

3. Group Riding 201. For those who've had the introduction and want more.

10:00 - 11:00AM - 2 options: group riding practice - we'll ride around Waterworks, practicing the basics of group riding, the double pace-line and echelon.

11:00 - 12:00 we'll head out on an easy road ride to practice what we just learned!

12:00 - lunch at the Jasper Winery!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bike Safety Rally This Wednesday

Calling All Pink!
This Wednesday was supposed to be our first scheduled Steak Ride of the season, but we are instead urging everyone to join forces and attend the Bike Safety Rally starting at Rasmussen Bike Shop at 5:30 on Wednesday evening. See below from Ken Sherman:
On Saturday morning, April 11, fellow cyclist Doug Smith was recklessly run down by a motorist near Winterset Iowa. Doug suffered serious life threatening injuries and is recovering at Methodist hospital. The cycling community of Iowa is outraged by incidents like this which unfortunately are occurring on a much more frequent basis.

If your life has ever been touched by all the good that comes from riding a bike, we invite you to ride with us on the bike ride of your life! We are riding to proclaim to fellow Iowans that bicyclists are living breathing human beings, just like your father, mother and sons and daughters. We want everyone to understand that riding a bike on shared public highways is not a privilege but a right that has been supported and endorsed by Iowa law for years.
Join us on this Silent Ride and encourage law enforcement officials across the state to fully enforce the current Iowa motor vehicle code and ask that our state legislatures pass Senate file 117, protecting the rights and safety of cyclists. Come together, with a single voice, to encourage city and county attorneys to fully investigate bicycle/motor vehicle accidents and to hold those responsible accountable under the full extent of the law.

Please join us on Wednesday April 15 for the bike ride of your life to the Iowa State Capital departing promptly at 5:30 PM from 301 Grand.
Ken, who is helping to organize this rally, was also hit on his bike by a motorist only 6 weeks ago. The time has come for us all to take action and be heard. We need to do what we can to insure our safety and the safety of those we love on the streets and roads of our state.
Please come, wear your pink and show your support for the Bike Safety Bill. Pass the word... make a difference!!
Kim Hopkins
In case you missed the news story about Doug's accident, here's the link:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Perfect April Weather for Bike Clinic

Great weather, lots of women cyclists, good food and wine what else could you ask for!!

We had a fantastic turnout for our first bike clinic this last Saturday. Over 30 women came out to learn new riding techniques from our 3 bike experts (Dave Mable, Brian Duffy and Jim White). Dave and company explained the rules and guidelines for double pace lines and learning to ride in an echelon. After explanations the women hit the road around Waterworks park. You could see the improvements after every circuit around the park.

We rode the Great Western trail after the clinic for a short ride before turning our sights to Jasper Winery. 25 women literally overran the winery for samples of wine before picking their favorite wine of choice. We topped the wine off with some excellent pizza from Orlando's.

I, for one, had a great time meeting so many women eager to ride and enjoy company with other women. It should be quite the fun summer!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Intro To Group Riding Clinic Set For Saturday!

To date, 20 people have 'registered' for the clinic scheduled for this Saturday. That is awesome! It's kind of where it all began... as it was an early April Saturday when a dozen ladies with bikes showed up for an informal clinic to learn to ride/race on the road - and here we are, in our 3rd year with 3 women's teams in DSM, a women's Cat 4 division in the major races around the state, over 50 members of the Bike World/All9Yards Women's Cycling Team... and a little wine and cheese to boot!

This weekend's clinic will again be led by Dave Mable - who's got over 25 years of road racing experience, triathlon racing, mountain bike racing... and a little BMX! (shhhh - don't tell anyone that part!!!). We'll start at the shelter at the big loop of Waterworks - and we'll have some off the bike instruction, followed by some practice in the sheltered environment of WW - after 11, we'll head out on the road for a short road ride to Maffit and back, followed by lunch at the Jasper Winery, enjoying some pizza from Orlando's!

Besides Dave, Jim White (Mr., Jim Logan and Brian Duffy have been invited to help guide/teach/help - and there will be some sweet swag from the team's various sponsors!

If you are interested in attending - please RSVP to

Saturday, April 4, 2009

What A Night!

Ladies Night Out seemed to be a success on all fronts - not only was Forrest and the gang at Bike World all happy with 120+ visitors to the new store, but we had a blast hanging out, drinking wine, enjoying the expo, checking out the new bikes from Trek and Gary Fisher (some of us even RODE em!), and maybe even just meeting new faces and making new friends! What a blast!

It also seemed to be a good stumping opportunity for some of our sponsors:
Jen Main was seen passing out Massage Heights coupons, Dr. Molstre had a crowd at his "Essential Nutrition For The Athlete" workshop, Jim White passed out info and dates of his Tripipeline triathlon training clinics and we all got to enjoy the new Trek Madone Project One designs!

We'd like to welcome a bunch of new members too, it looks like it's gunna be a fun summer of riding, training, racing, steak rides, morning rides, mountain bike rides.... you get the idea! With so many of us - there's no excuse to ride alone! Send a shout out on the google group, and see who you can round up for a ride! And don't forget the ride clinic/ride/lunch @Orlondo's on the 11th at Waterworks!

See you on the bike!