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).


(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


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

Upcoming events (5)

ONLINE: Strength & Stretch April Series


Julie Browning @ Breakaway Coaching is offering a Virtual Strength & Stretch class you can attend from your own living room! This 4-week series STARTS TODAY and runs weekly on Wednesday evenings 6-7 PM. A second series is available Mondays 8-9 AM. Sign up for one or save $15 when you sign up for both with code: 15$off For more details and to register, go to the Breakaway Coaching website: https://www.breakawaytrainingonline.com/product-page/virtual-strength-stretch-classes-april-2020?utm_campaign=32137e21-e776-4385-93e4-1825566a7e4a&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=31ee4db8-bb9f-4d07-8eab-7dd85f13ab03

ONLINE Happy Hour: Throwback Thursday

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Enough with the bad news and social isolation! Let's get together and share some fun over a glass of your favorite something. This week our theme is inspired by Throwback Thursday where we will share old photos and memories. Let's put a bike spin on it, sharing YOUR old bike photos and walk down memory lane with Ride Like A Girl. The photo shared here is circa 1975, Carolyn Jen standing with her banana-seat bike (not shown) and best friend. Here's how it will work: EVERYONE - Send Carolyn a personal old(er) BIKE RELATED photo of yourself (if there is a story that goes with it, you can tell us about it when we 'gather'). Carolyn will create from your photos a group slide show so we can visually share our collective early bike days. Carolyn will wrap-up by sharing some of RLAG's earliest photos. Let's have some fun with sharing old images, stories and memories of our bygone bike days and RLAG roots! Don't forget to send Carolyn your photo!!! Email it to ridelikeapdxgirl at gmail dot com To join this video conversation, just click this link at the time of our Happy Hour and you'll be connected (Join us 5-10 minutes before 5:00 start, if you are able). https://us04web.zoom.us/j/797078474?pwd=VkpQVlJjaXgrV25HVjlTVzVOKzJOZz09 -------------- Online Happy Hours are a weekly gathering for RLAG Meetup members. The schedule will run through April, alternating each week between Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesdays will be devoted to sharing the challenges and silver linings that we are all experiencing during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Thursdays will have a more creative vibe and various themes.

ONLINE: How to Find & Use a Route

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TO JOIN CLICK LINK AND ENTER PASSWORD: - LINK: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/797078474 - PASSWORD:[masked] You're invited to join me for an ONLINE demonstration of how to find bike routes to help you ride during this in this time of "Ride Solo" Coronavirus culture. What we will do: * Explore the "Find" feature of RideWithGPS.com to search available routes that other users have created. * Discover RLAG Collections for girlfriend-tested routes * Learn how to print a cue sheet * Learn how to use the RWGPS app and take advantage of audio navigational cues To login from your computer, click this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/797078474 PASSWORD:[masked] To keep this to one hour, it will primarily be demonstration. But you will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout. I also encourage you to log onto RWGPS.com and create an account. There is an option for a FREE membership, so it doesn't have to cost you anything. If you have specific questions for this session or requests for additional topics we can discuss online, please post a comment below.

ONLINE: Indoor Cycling Class Series


Julie Browning @ Breakaway Coaching is offering a Virtual Indoor Cycling Class you can attend from your own living room! This 4-week series STARTS TODAY and runs weekly on Fridays at 8:30 AM. A second series is available Tuesday evenings 6-7 PM. Sign up for one or save $15 when you sign up for both with code: 15$off For more details and to register, go to the Breakaway Coaching website: https://www.breakawaytrainingonline.com/product-page/virtual-cycling-classes-april-2020?utm_campaign=32137e21-e776-4385-93e4-1825566a7e4a&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=31ee4db8-bb9f-4d07-8eab-7dd85f13ab03

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