On May 24th, 2021 Vie Cycle and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition hosted the 2nd Annual Women+ on Wheels webinar and panel discussion. We were joined by four exceptional panelists who shared their knowledge and experiences with the attendees. This blog post includes slides and information from a presentation by Girlz Gone Riding Co-founder and Executive Director, Wendy Engelberg.
What is Girlz Gone Riding?
•Mission: To get more women mountain biking and ensure they have a great experience every time
•Vision: To be the example for other women’s clubs across the globe. To inspire women to enjoy the adventure and bring their girlfriends along
This group's goal is to ensure every GGR ride is a good experience for all participants. They hold ride volunteer workshops and certify each ride volunteer to be able to lead, sweep or float a ride
Timeline of significant events for Girlz Gone Riding:
•2012: 1st Rocktober event/Partners with CORBA
•2014: GGR’s 1st chapter: Inland Empire
•2014: GGR’s women’s weekends in BB starts
•2015: Specialized invites GGR to HQ for focus groups
•2016: REI signs on
•From 2015-2017 added another 5 chapters
•2018: May/7th Chapter OC
•2019: Continued on with many more events from each chapter & Ride Volunteer workshops
•2021: Awarded a prestigious community grant from REI
Come ride with us! Go to www.girlzgoneriding.com for more info.
See you out on the trails!
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Author: Sylvie Froncek
I've ridden thousands of miles, led group bike tours, taught maintenance classes and started bike collectives, all in an attempt to share what I love with great people. Read about my adventures and tell me about yours!