Rocktown Women's Cycling Week

Support. Probably one of the most important things for the success of women’s cycling and the success of each and every cyclist (social rider, weekend warrior, commuter, racer, and everything in between).

I wanted women’s cycling week to to bring together women in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area for new experiences, friendships, and to provide a friendly atmosphere to thrive even as we challenged ourselves in a variety of ways on the bike!

Here is what we did during the week, if you weren’t able to join and were wondering:

All week long (May 13-19): Women’s Apparel Discounted 10%

  • Monday, May 13, 9-11am: Local Coffee Shop Ride - Meet Kelly at Shenandaoh Joe’s at 9am. We’ll have coffee and do a fun social paced ride around town after.

  • Monday, May 13, 5:30 - 7pm: Women’s Bike Mechanic Clinic

  • Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 - 10am: Yoga for Cyclists with local instructor and fellow cyclist, Sue George of Shenandoah Yoga

  • Wednesday, May 15, 5:30-7:30pm: Regularly scheduled Rocktown Women’s Steady Road Ride

  • Wednesday, May 15, 8 - 10pm: Hangout at ThreeNotch’d Brewing, right around the corner of Rocktown Bicycles. This is just a fun time to hangout off the bike and get to know some awesome women in our community (and enjoy some beer)!

  • Thursday, May 16, 5:30-7pm: Women’s Bike Fit clinic. This is a great time to learn about bike fit, saddle comfort, and what can be adjusted to have the best experience possible on your bike.

  • Friday, May 17, 7am-9am: Meet at Court Square for SVBC’s Bike Everywhere Day. We’ll grab some breakfast snacks/coffee and then head out for an easy paced hour ride on some of Kelly’s favorite roads!

  • Friday, May 17, 5:30-7pm: Meet & Greet with former Professional Mountain Biker Sue Haywood! Sue is an absolutely amazing woman who has accomplished SO MUCH on the mountain bike. Come learn more about her experiences in racing, training, and teaching mountain bike clinics.

  • Saturday, May 18, 5-7pm: Afternoon MTB ride. Chill mountain bike ride out at Massanutten Western Slope. We can stop and work on stuff, hang out, and have a good ol’ time out in the woods! Meet in the parking lot of the Western Slope.

  • Sunday, May 19, 9am-3pm: Staunton Coffee Shop Ride! Join Kelly on one of her favorite Sunday rides. Cruise through the Shenandoah Valley down to Staunton for some delicious coffee and pastries, and then head home with some extra caffeinated pep! The pace will be similar to our Women’s Wednesday Ride (14-16mph). The ride will be right around 60 miles. Find the route HERE.

It was a fantastic week this year, and I cannot wait for next year’s event! New ideas are already written down, and another bottle design is already in the works! :)

Feel free to look through the photos and share them with your friends and family!

Kelly PaduchComment