The women on our team are passionate about racing, riding, and commuting - to work, school, to the store, or generally to run errands --and they want to help other women learn how and where to start. What bike to buy? What to wear? What route to take? How to shower or get ready for work once you arrive? How to get home? Where to store your bike or how to properly lock it? How to change flat tires and perform basic bike maintenance? Follow along with our team and we'll teach you!
Our goal is to SPREAD THE BIKE GOSPEL by sharing our lessons and adventures in racing and commuting, in the hopes that we get other women riding and commuting... and driving less! #RIDEMOREDRIVELESS is our mantra -and we hope to make it yours, too. (You can also find us using #BIKEAMBASSADORS!)
Our Amazing Bike Ambassadors
- Marieke Dechesne
- Cheryl Gaiser
- Megan Hottman
- Sue Lottridge
- Jennifer Lorenz
- Laura Luhn
- Carrie Meyer
- Jordanna Quinn
- Aimee Ross
- I-Ling Thompson
More than 80% of bicycle commuters reported that their health had improved since they started riding and an overwhelming amount of research specifically highlights the benefits of bicycling for women:
» 49% of trips in the United States are three miles or less; 39% are two miles or less and 24% are less than one mile — all distances easily covered by bike.
» In an analysis of Seattle women, 93% of daily riders cited “it’s great exercise and keeps me in shape” as a motivation for riding.
» Active commuting is positively associated with fitness for women -- For a 150-lb woman, bicycling at less than 10 miles per hour, burns about 300 calories in 60 minutes.
» Women who biked just four hours per week were less likely to gain weight over a period of six years than women who didn’t ride.
» Bicycling just 20 miles per week reduces women’s risk of heart disease by 50%.
» Active commuting — biking and walking — reduces women’s risk of cardiovascular disease by 13%
» Women with an active commute of just 30 minutes were half as likely to suffer heart failure as women who didn’t have an active commute.
» Women who walk or bike 30 minutes per day had a lower rate of breast cancer.