Lisa Anderson considers herself a Transformer and has even named her bike Megatron with that theme in mind. She has undergone an incredible metamorphosis, one that required effort, willpower, and commitment, in just a few years as she transitioned into her fifties. Megatron and Bike Like a Girl have played significant roles in her rebirth.
At the core of Bike Like a Girl are our girls cycling camps. Since their launch in 2015, the camps have introduced the joy of cycling to 50+ girls ages 8 to 12 in three communities. For this, we owe a debt of gratitude to partner Kiwanis Bike Program (KBP), which has been instrumental in helping us get this program off the ground.
Our Fall, 2016 Reno girls’ camp is underway in Reno at Rollan Melton Elementary school. Thanks to our friends at the Kiwanis Bike Program, we successfully taught another session focused on bike maintenance and repair, which is the foundation of every girls’ camp. The girls learned how to check their helmets and bikes for proper function and how to fix basic problems with their bikes.