What we're about

Ride Like A Girl (RLAG) exists to help women discover the joy of bicycling. All levels are welcome. No special bike is required. Whether you bike for leisure, fitness or to chase a stretch goal, we are the friendly, skill-building, community to support you. Enjoy a 60-day free trial, and then for $25 annually, you can take full advantage of our member benefits. Note that you can pay anytime without losing your trial period (60 days).

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
(Update March 31st, 2020)

Effective immediately, all Ride Like A Girl Cycling we are offering online gatherings only; bike rides and in-person gatherings are canceled. Like you, we are hoping this COVID-19 virus crisis ends sooner than later. This decision did not come easily, but in the interest of supporting efforts to reduce the impact of the virus we will not be hosting any bike rides or related in-person gatherings until further notice.

Stay connected: Follow us on www.Facebook.com/ridelikeagirlcycling (https://www.facebook.com/ridelikeagirlcycling) (public page) and on Instagram at www/instagram.com/ridelikeagirlcycling

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Membership benefits:

We offer both free and pay-for services: bike rides, training camps and clinics as well as occasional social events. Members benefits include:

> 10-15% off discounts, including additional member-only offers at Bike Gallery and Showers Pass (in-store and online). You must be an active member (not in trial period*) and you must opt-in. The discount system works off email addresses, so sign up here (https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/BMa4bD6?source_id=592ebf1c-d594-450c-a655-10d4c6e82abb&source_type=em&c=) to take advantage!

> 10% off bike rentals (Bike Gallery)

> FREE social bike rides for women, by women (led by trained RLAG ride leaders)

> Access to on-bike coaching and training clinics, industry-expert hosted events and other designed-for-you skill building opportunities (some free, some for-pay*)

> A 'one-stop-shop' calendar of our favorite local bike events (many offer discounts to RLAG members) - and our favorite Bike Gallery clinics

> Access to our private, members-only Facebook group, "RLAG Meetup Members Clubhouse"

> Special, members-only promotional offerings for custom RLAG apparel and accessories (jerseys $65, arm warmers $21, water bottles $7, etc.) - while supplies last!

> Additional RLAG Member discounts (https://www.meetup.com/RLAGcycling/sponsors/) to services and offerings by local business partners who sponsor us.

* About for-pay services: We occasionally ask a fee to help us compensate cycling coaches, instructors and other industry experts who offer specialized learning opportunities. Payment instructions are included in each calendar event, so there are no surprises.

Members, YOUR part is this ...

• Maintain your bike. Worse than having mechanical issue on a ride is realizing you could have prevented it. Have your bike inspected and tuned-up regularly by a bike mechanic. (Bike Gallery has six stores in the Portland Metro area and offers members 10% savings on parts!)

• Assume responsibility for your own safety: Wear a helmet (NHTSA fit instructions (https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/8019_fitting-a-helmet.pdf)). Carry a phone, flat repair kit, water and snacks - every ride. Obey the laws governing bicyclists (Oregon Bicyclist Manual (https://www.oregon.gov/odot/programs/tdd%20documents/oregon-bicyclist-manual.pdf)). Leave your earbuds at home.

• RSVP to calendar events you plan to attend. Look for leader updates/instructions in the "Comments" section of any bike ride event that you plan to attend.

• Un-RSVP when your plans change. Super important - please respect your leader's time by un-RSVP'ing. Download the Meetup app (https://www.meetup.com/apps/) to make it easy.

More About Us:

We invite women of various bicycling abilities to come into a community of girlfriends where we strive to:

• Create a women-friendly, supportive cycling community for beginners and experienced riders to practice their skills and enjoy biking with girlfriends. We encourage you to ride just for fun or to further develop and strengthen your skills. And we love helping you reach your stretch goals!

• Help experienced and beginner cyclists improve their skills to promote good bike handling, safe riding and self-sufficiency through demonstrations, on-ride lessons and training clinics.

• Give more experienced cyclists a place to give back by sharing what they have learned, leading bike rides or simply coming alongside junior bicyclists to encourage and support them.

Follow us by clicking on these links:

• Facebook (public) page (http://www.Facebook.com/RideLikeAGirlCycling)

• Facebook (private) group (http://www.Facebook.com/groups/507884155989024) (members only)

• RLAG Blog (http://www.RideLikeAGirl-Cycling.com)

• Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ridelikeagirlcycling/)

We are delighted you found us and look forward to meeting you.

Carolyn Jen
Founder & Girlfriend in Charge
ridelikeapdxgirl@gmail.com
503-913-3534

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EVENT: Reach the Beach (Guys welcome!) 26, 56, 73 or 102 miles

Sunday, October 11th, 2020 is the NEW Reach the Beach (RTB) 30th Anniversary bike ride to the beach (Pacific City). There will be some changes in light of 2020's global COVID19 pandemic. We anticipate the option to participate virtually and new guidelines in line with maintaining public safety protocols. Stay tuned for updates, and be sure to register as outlined below! There is a route for EVERYONE in this event. Even if you are a newer bicyclist, please join us. It's a fun event and you'll love it. Read instructions (below) for important details. 1. RSVP in This meetup to obtain the RLAG Member discount code (to save 50% off the registration fee). 2. REGISTER on the official RTB event website, being sure to "Join the Ride Like A Girl - Oregon" Team WEBSITE >>> http://action.lung.org/goto/thebeach 3. Enter the discount code (after you RSVP to this Meetup event, you will receive the code) 4. In celebration of the event's 30th Anniversary, the fundraising minimum is reduced from $150 to $130, but I bet you can easily DOUBLE THAT! (Look for great tips on the RTB website). 5. FINISH LINE AFTER PARTY hosted by Carolyn Jen. Consider extending your finish line schedule to have time to swing by the RTB AFTER PARTY. Details will be shared to those who RSVP here and join the RLAG team when registering on the official RTB website. RSVP, register and stay tuned! This is not a RLAG-hosted ride but a biking event open to the public (therefore, guys are welcome and encouraged to join our RLAG Team when they register). We are posting the event on our Meetup calendar to provide a means for women to express their interest in attending (RSVP) and connect with other RLAG members who are riding. Look for endurance rides and coaching options available in the spring to help you prepare for the 56, 73 and 102 mile routes. Reach the Beach is one of the best organized and well-supported bike events around. We strive to excel in our fundraising efforts in support of all the women and friends we know who are suffering from lung disease. Join the RLAG Reach the Beach Facebook group to connect with other riders online, keep current on related RLAG activities and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1400261376899321/

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