Cycling & Running for Women

tips, products, comments & interesting stuff – by Laura Dunkley


A Day and a Bicycle - what a life.

Run. Be free. Be strong.

When do we start becoming cyclists? When we take out our two wheel bicycle and our father/mother/friend stop holding on.  We are pedaling all by ourselves.  The speed, the wind, the adrenaline gave us that love for two wheels.

When do we start becoming runners?  I believe that we start as small children with the excitement that we can!  We know the freedom that running can give us, but we lose it as life puts on restrictions.

And now..there are so many doctors, the media, our friends all telling us we SHOULD be exercising for our health.

This blog is for all of you that don’t think you SHOULD be out there on your bikes and running, but you WANT to be out there to discover that first love.  Maybe you didn’t have this love as a child, but it is there – just beneath the surface – and you need a little encouragement to free that spirit.  It is when you discover this love, when you realize that it is the joy of this that your body craves, will you be truly maintain a healthy lifestyle.  It is friendships that we build along the way, life lessons we learn, examples we can become to our children, and more.

I hope all of you will enjoy what is offered in this blog as encouragement.  Please share experiences and other opportunities that you may have with our readers, so the love of running and cycling can flourish.

So in light of sharing my love for running and cycling, I will blog about products, upload some great videos and more.  Being a woman, the tips may seem more specific to the ladies.  But guys, PLEASE have a look.  You just never know what information you can share with a loved one.  My first love is the trails, so there will be more trail running and mountain biking information here.   However, the road has it’s own pleasures.


6 comments on “Home

  1. Sharon Godlewski
    November 9, 2011

    I love Coulson hills at 400 just north of Bradford. It offers many challenges in a secluded forest away from the larger cycling community. I also enjoy the flatter trails of the former railways. They cut through land that you normally would never see except in the past on the old steam trains. Many communities have turned these old railways into paved or gravel covered marked passages throughout Ontario. Just look up the Trans Canada Trail System. How wonderful!!!

    • aceso71
      November 9, 2011

      Sounds wonderful! Thank-you.

  2. Judy
    November 9, 2011

    As a runner and a fairly recent cyclist (who also prefers the trails for both), I look forward to reading your blog. I will think about your question about where to ride in Hamilton and will send you some suggestions later tonight.

    • aceso71
      November 9, 2011

      Thanks Judy! I look forward to getting your comments. Thanks for the support.

  3. George
    August 2, 2013

    There is a paved trail in hamlton beside the lake free parking down the street from Hutch’s and Barangas(nice to eat on the patio in summer), goes into burlington and back to stoney creek , clear days you can see the cn tower,
    PS great blog site

    • Laura Dunkley
      August 3, 2013

      Thanks for sharing George! Will have to check it out 🙂

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