#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

16
May
2014

cyclofemme-chicago-soozed2I awoke early last Sunday to check the weather. It was to be a perfect day — in more ways than one.

Sunday marked the second time I planned a CycloFemme ride for Chicago, and I was looking forward to it. After the weather, I checked Twitter. What I found was extraordinary.

Women around the world were already posting pictures and tweets of their rides. Germany, Australia, the UK, Japan — all taking part in what I believe to be a movement for women’s cycling  and the men who support it.

Founded by Sarai Snyder, CycloFemme has brought together all types of riders: road, commuter, mountain, and everything in between. This year, there were more than 300 rides scheduled in 25 different countries. Women (and some awesome men) of all abilities rode together with a unified purpose: to further the bond that cycling provides and to be part of a community unlike any other.

Our ride was small, but one of the most enjoyable I’ve had in a very long time. Our planned 18 miler turned into more than 35, with a coffee stop midway. Great company. Moderate pace. Fantastic weather. Who could ask for more?

#weridetogether indeed.

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@baughblabs leading. I’m in the back. Some awesome new friends in between.

 

 – Suzanne

 

 

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4 Responses to “ #weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago ”

  1. gswbike on May 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Looks and sounds like it was a great event an awesome day. Thanks for sharing.

    • suzanne deveney on May 23, 2014 at 12:03 am

      it was! small and fun group. one of the best ways to ride.

  2. Daniel Christianson on May 17, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Id love to do something like that. Always seem to hear about events after the fact….
    Glad you had such a magnificent day.

    • suzanne deveney on May 23, 2014 at 12:02 am

      thanks Daniel. I really like this event. you need to join Twitter (if you’re not already). lots of good stuff there.

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