Words by Amber Hoadley
I moved to Montana a little over a year ago to pursue cycling further, and to challenge myself in the mountains. I was born and raised in Florida where it’s flat and humid, and you have to do bridge laps in order to simulate any sort of climbing.
In an effort to get connected with some other women on bikes, I had scoured the internet searching for events and group rides. I stumbled upon a brand called FemmeVelo. And a women-specific group ride on 4th of July weekend in Whitefish. It sounded perfect; they were offering a 50k, 100k, and a 160k distance road ride; all of them fully supported. I mean, if you’re going to do a century ride in Montana; it might as well be with a bunch of other girls and someone feeding you snacks! I couldn’t wait to get to the lodge and start meeting people.
I arrived Saturday afternoon, just in time to catch the recent documentary on the women’s USA indoor track cycling team; “Personal Gold“. Everyone was starting to get excited about the ride. We all had dinner and laid out our kits for …read more
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