More than a year ago, my good friend Jennifer Barden confessed to me that she had a crazy idea to start a website for women cyclists. It was a fledgling idea, but the more we talked about it, the more it grew. Eventually, we believed we had something that was important, something we wanted to devote some time, energy, and love to in order to make it grow.
Our vision is to create a community and a resource for women who ride bikes, or want to ride bikes — whatever their ability or fitness level — in an environment that is relaxed and comfortable and welcoming.
bikekitz.com is up and running, with lots of great content. We’ve got recaps for Rasputitsa Redemption Gravel Race and the Peacham Fall Fondo, plus information about a great new mountain bike trail system, Green Woodlands.
Upcoming content will address the roadblocks that make it hard for some women to get out and ride — and tips on how to break those barriers down. We also plan to feature info about maintenance, gear, training, and more.
I’m particularly excited about the special guest we’ll be profiling in a post coming up soon. She’s a local business owner and road, gravel, and mountain bike rider who races. She’s a powerhouse and an inspiration, the kind of woman who strives and succeeds (and sometimes fails), and supports and encourages other women to strive to be their own best self.
Click the link and come check it out. Don’t forget to sign up so you know when new content goes up!