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Women On Wheels
Women make up more than 50% of the Velo Cape Breton membership.
Women on Wheels
2020 Shedule - coming in spring
This link will take you to the list of rides for Women on Wheels only for 2019. For a complete list of Velo rides, go to link of Rides and Events under the "About"Tab on the Velo website.
Want to keep track of how far you travelled this season. Use this handy kilometer chart. Challenge yourself or a friend. Happy cycling.
NEED A GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL?
What a nice Christmas present this would make for either yourself or that special cyclist in your life. We have a custom made, full zip, one of a kind Velo CB Women on Wheels jersey for sale, size Men's Medium. $104. For more details contact Shelley or Rosalind directly.
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
Membership Incentive. New WOW Buff. Join or get yours today with membership. Thanks to Project Pink. Many ways to wear one.
- a Project Pink initiative
Velo Cape Breton’s Women - on- Wheels Program - W O W - is an opportunity for women to ride their bikes and to learn from other women who have been riding for some time. According to Shelley Johnson, program creator and coordinator of the Women on Wheels program; “I wanted to create something that brought women bicyclists together in an environment that was safe, accessible to all women regardless of level and it had to be fun. I wanted to see a program developed where women learn in a non-intimidating forum about riding skills and cycling issues from other women.” Based on this philosophy, the Women - on-Wheels Program came to fruition in 2013 with a highly successful season.
In pure W O W fashion, this year’s season promises an exciting schedule with more rides, instruction, promotion of health and well being tips and socials. As well, a specific promotional W O W jersey has been designed and is available to any woman who rides a bike. You don’t have to be a W O W participant in order to own one of these distinctive jerseys and you’ll help us promote women’s cycling here and elsewhere.
Rides are of various distances throughout the season. The schedule of events is posted on the Velo Cape Breton's website and our Facebook page. Our season begins each May and is open to both beginner and experienced riders. Beginners are encouraged to take the Ride Right Program (free to members) to learn safe and proper riding skills. There are WOW rides, socials, and events all summer and into the fall. You are welcome to join in at any time throughout the season.
JOIN IN THE FUN.....
2019 was the second year that WOW received grant money for Project Pink. This year in addition to the Central Cape Breton Community Health Board, we received funding from Northside the Lakes and the Eastern Cape Breton Community Health Board.
Project Pink empowers women cyclists through our spring social, promotes active living and healthy choices through our promotional brochure, awareness with our new WOW flag, incentives,and community partnerships Farmers Market, health fairs.
Project Pink funding was used to support the following: We held our Spring Social at Dooly's Pool Hall to kickstart everything with over 30 ladies attending. We laminated our posters and were able to use them at the Social, and the Seniors 50+ Expo in the Pier. We were a partner with the Heartland Tour on July 8th and utilized our flag that we purchased last year with Project Pink monies. We purchased our new brochures and had fandanas made as membership incentives and these were a hit. We had 36 jerseys made and they look awesome. The ladies were able to purchase them at a great price point thanks to Project Pink. During bike week, we had close to 30 cyclists use the Mary Ann Corbett Trail on our Tuesday night ride with a pit stop at the CBU look off for treats and Bike week giveaways courtesy of the CBRM. The Ride Right program which encourages women to be self-sufficient and promotes safe cycling had 8 participants. The WOW website page is up and running and we are getting lot of favorable reviews from it.
Rosalind Wright (pictured here) and Shelley Johnson attended the ceremony at the Emera Center in North Sydney to receive Project Pink Funding from the Northside the Lakes Community Health Board along with funding from the Central Community Health Board and the East Cape Breton Community Health Board.