Cycling & Running for Women

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Cycling

Bike, Be strong, Be Beautiful

Bike, Be strong, Be Beautiful

Bike Shops:

  • Your Local Bike Shop – Here is a link to all the Shimano dealers in North America.  Since most reputable bicycle dealers are Shimano direct customers, this is a good resource for finding your closest IBD (Independent Bicycle Dealer). Bike Shimano

Groups:

  • Women Mountain Bikers in Ontario – a group of women mountain bikers that offer support, ride opportunities and discussions.  This is a closed group, but VERY open.  Just send them an email if you are interested –  WMBO Facebook
  • Ontario Cycling Association – This is the centre of it all if you are interested in participating in racing or any organized events.  There is a list of local clubs that offer race programs as well.  Ontario Cycling Association
  • IMBA – International Mountain Biking Club – Do you mountain bike?  Then you have enjoyed the benefits of all the work that this organization and it’s affiliated clubs and volunteers have done over the years to make sure we have trails to ride on.  Here is the link to learn more  – IMBA Canada
  • Cycle Canada Club Directory – a comprehensive website showing links to most of the cycling clubs in Ontario.  You will be able to contact the clubs directly to see what kind of  rides and programs they offer.  Cycle Canada

Events :

  • Ontario Cycling Association – This is the centre of it all if you are interested in participating in racing or any organized events.  There is a list of local clubs that offer race programs as well.  Ontario Cycling Association
  • IMBA Canada – Supporting trail advocacy around the world – trail access, trail maintenance, insurance for cycling events & groups, and more.  Many local clubs are able now to put on races and events with the support of IMBA.  Link here to find the  IMBA club in your area.
  • Get Out There Magazine – A Magazine of all outdoors events in Canada – www.getouttheremag.com
  • Chico Racing – Mountain Biking events, Trail Running Events – Ontario – Chico Racing has been all about grass-roots racing in Ontario for years.  Speaking from experience –  having done many of their 8hr, 24hr and OCup events over the years – they are lots of fun.
  • Centurion Cycling Canada– Road cycling events for various ages and capabilities – recreational / race – 25K, 50K, 100K distance options  Centurion Canada
  • GranFondo Canada – Road cycling event offered at iconic locations throughout Canada – Whistler, BC |  Banff, AB  |  Niagara Falls, ON – Read more about GranFondo Niagara Falls |  GranFondo Canada

Great resources :

  • Bicycling Magazine – great online resource.  A blog contributor is FitChick
  • VeloChick Blog – She has some great reviews, videos and links to some other great stuff for ladies who love to ride their bikes – VeloChick
  • Cycling 4 Women – Part of Canadian Cyclist, this link offers an open source for what is happening in the world of cycling for women – Cycling4Women
  • Momentum Magazine –  A more urban cycling magazine offering gear guide, blogs, lifestyle articles, etc. There was recently an issue released “What Women Want” 
  • Mojamala2 Blog – Running and adventure blog Mojamala2.wordpress.com
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