There are various reasons to pick up a sport or hobby like cycling, but one of the biggest reasons we stay (or leave) is the community that surrounds us. The cycling community has its ups and downs, but I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing people either through the industry or just out on rides. Through cycling, I’ve met some of my closest friends, made some of my favorite memories, and learned so much about myself and others. This is why it’s so hard not seeing my people or meeting new cyclists during this time of social distancing.
What I wouldn't give to go on a casual ride, stop at a cafe, get some coffee and snacks, and catch up with people!
Enter The Café Ride, an Instagram Live conversation series dedicated to telling the stories of amazing women, building community, and educating and inspiring fellow cyclists.
Throughout 2021, this bi-weekly conversation series featured women from various aspects of the cycling community. You’ll meet and hear stories from women who are recreational athletes, product developers, nutrition experts, or professional cyclists. The goal is to inspire, educate, and connect women from all over the world.
Rewatch the episodes and get inspired!
The Café Ride schedule and replay links
March 17: Tina Ooley, using mountain biking to discover yourself and cope with loss. Watch the replay.
March 31: Sarah Swallow, authentically embracing an alternative lifestyle. Watch the replay.
April 14: Erin Nelson, struggling with PTSD and identity post car/bike accident. Watch the replay.
April 28: Cassondra Spring, women’s cycling community. Watch the replay.
May 12: Lillian Outten, learning to train for a race that might not happen. Watch the replay.
May 26: Hillary Allen, a professional ultra runner finds cycling. Watch the replay.
June 9: Maria Benson, learn how a Cervelo bike is developed. Watch the replay.
June 23: Isabel Rodriguez, on equity in cycling. Watch the replay.
July 7: Laura King, navigating pregnancy and motherhood, while still making time for yourself. Watch the replay.
July 21: Jane Nussli, balancing career and personal fulfillment with professional racing. Watch the replay.
August 4: Marley Blonsky talks about her mission to get All Bodies on Bikes. Watch the replay.
August 18: Lindsey Richter, how and why Ladies All Ride was founded and where it's going. Watch the replay.
September 1: Kate Quay, pudendal neuralgia and cycling. Watch the replay.
September 15: Janel Spillker, pro road racer discusses the transition to community builder and coach. Watch the replay.
September 29: Rachel Voyles, massage therapist and former pro soigneur talks about relieving all kinds of stress. Watch the replay.
October 13: Sofia Bermudez, why being a beginner, not an expert, is the goal. Watch the replay.
October 27: Uriell Uri Carlson, why sports nutrition is the key to unlocking your potential. Watch the replay.
November 10th: Kait Boyle, Ultra endurance athlete, advocate for public lands, trails, and climate action. Watch the replay.