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Women On Wheels
Covid-19 has affected the planned schedule for 2020. We are offering some event rides and encourage our members to ride safely on their own as often as possible while respecting physical distancing, hand sanitizing, and carrying a mask. Have a safe riding season.
Women make up more than 50% of the Velo Cape Breton membership.
Women on Wheels
We're Back with a Difference
Welcome to WOW 2020. We hope you will enjoy the following group rides. Women on Wheels aims to promote physical activity, health and well-being, and fun with other women who enjoy cycling. We like to offer enjoyable rides at a moderate level that is suitable for everyone.
For beginner riders, we offer a 6-week WOW program at the beginning of the year, which, unfortunately, was cancelled this year. In addition, Velo offer s a wonderful Ride Right program, for new cyclists and for a refresher on bike maintenance, riding skills and drills, and road safety. Check out these and other great rides and events offered by Velo under the "About VCB" tab.
The following rides require that you are are a self-sufficient rider, are comfortable riding on the road, and can cycle independent of other riders.
We picked rides that created a break and treat at the mid-way before returning back. We hope you will enjoy these rides.
But remember, ask not what WOW can do for you, but what you can do for you club. If you are out there riding, share it with others or take a photo and share it afterwards on your club's WOW facebook to promote women cycling.
Have a fun and safe summer season!
Celtic Shores Ride
Saturday July 18
approx. 36 km return to Port Hood
contact Rosalind to RSVP.
Open Hearth to New Waterford
Saturday August 8
Meet at Open Hearth
30 or 50 kms (2 distances)
Ride Leader - Shelley Johnson
Annual Tour da Tartan
Sunday September 13
Ride Leader Shelley Johnson
Wilma is all ready to ride this year. She knows to practice physical distancing and to carry hand sanitizer and a mask.
New WOW members receive this versatile buff. Many ways to wear one.
2020 Membership Incentive thanks to 4imprint grant.
NEED A GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL?
Still available. 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.
We also have one medium short zip that was ordered for someone that didn't fit she would like to sell for $65.00. Contact Shelley if interested.
Looking Forward to 2020!
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.....