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.
Eva Zeiher’s recent experience on a Bike Like a Girl Second Sunday ride is a classic example of a key Bike Like a Girl philosophy – provide a safe, fun, NO-DROP ride to encourage women and girls to ride – and the value of dedicated leaders and sweeps. Eva and ride leader Tanya shared a remarkable moment on that July 9 outing, and as I, too, was on the ride, I was able to witness it.
Here I went again, off on another adventure with my bike to meet up with dozens of women cyclists in the greater Sacramento area. As a recreational road rider, I log about 3,000 miles per year, but lately, I’ve wanted those to be social miles, too, with some pre- and post-ride camaraderie. Here was Bike Like a Girl (BLAG) putting on a ride for women that lured me like a beacon.
Part of Cyclofemme's "Empower the Girl. Ignite the Woman." global celebration of women on wheels, our Sacramento Mother's Day ride promised something for everyone. It did not disappoint. Moms with kids, preteens and grandparents, newbies to racing’s elite. They came on road bikes, mountain bikes, and everything in between. They came from halfway across town, halfway across the Sierras, and halfway across the country. They came to have fun while doing good.