I don't have a lot of riding stories right now, because despite the amazing weather we've had this summer, certain scheduling and other events in my life have conspired against my bicycle riding hopes. Never fear, fair readers, as this is temporary.
I wanted to update you about the August events through Trailnet's Arch Women and Cycling Savvy.
The August Lunch Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 12:00-1:00pm. This is a brown-bag lunch event. This month's session will address body image -- specifically, the conflicting messages that we, as women, face, and how if affects how (and how much) we eat, and how we determine what is "healthy" for ourselves. This is often a really important topic for active women, since we need to healthfully fuel our biking habit! The lunch is at the Railway Exchange Building downtown, in the 12th Floor Lobby. (Map)
Do you wish you felt more confident on the road on a bike? Cycling Savvy is hosting their Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling course on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 6174A Delmar in University City (Map). The course costs $15, and is described as follows:
Through guided discussion with video and animation, this session familiarizes students with bicycle-specifi
c laws, traffic dynamics and problem-solving strategies. Students discover that bicycle drivers are equal road users, with the right and ability to control their space. Bicycles are not needed at this session.
The next Trailnet on Tap meeting is Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Urban Eats Cafe (Map). This month's topic features similar concerns to the women's lunch meeting. Personal trainer Tracy Herold will discuss how to be healthy whatever your size and physical condition, and the role active transportation plays in your health. RSVP on Facebook if you plan to go!
Hopefully, if your schedule allows, you can make one or more of these events.
Cheers and happy riding!
Article from Bike Radar about "How to Lose Weight Cycling"