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WCA heads east to promote women’s cycling
 
By Imelda March
Date: 5/29/2014
WCA heads east to promote women’s cycling
 
The WCA visits Illinois (Glencoe, Crystal Lake and Chicago) plus travels to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania spreading the good word on women’s cycling.

The Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) is heading east to promote women’s cycling with four great events. On Friday, May 30th, the WCA will join the Glencoe Grand prix to host a USACRITS PRO Meet & Greet in Glencoe, Illinois prior to the Saturday race.

The GGP PRO Meet & Greet held on Friday, May 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in downtown Glencoe, Illinois is a chance for area kids, amateur riders and racers to connect and talk with pros! The goal is to bring riders of all ages, skill levels and riding interests together prior to the Saturday’s race. Most importantly, the Women of the GGP will come together to have an opportunity to discuss topics that are important to women who ride. Members of the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) will be present, looking to share riding and racing advice to the amateur field. Click HERE for more information.

A pre-race reception in Philadelphia on May 31st with pro women cyclists and special guest, the first Lady of Philadelphia, Lisa Nutter, will celebrate women’s cycling at the 2014 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.

The WCA is teaming up with the Bicycling Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to host a pre-race reception on Saturday, May 31st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.at Cadence Cycling & Multisport located at 4323 Main St. Manayunk Philadelphia, PA. Fans can learn about women's cycling while meeting some of the premiere women cyclists racing today and get excited to cheer them on at the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. Special guest, Lisa Nutter, the first Lady of Philadelphia, will be on hand to share her bike racing experience. The reception is open to all supporters of women's cycling! The program will include a panel discussion with leaders in women's professional racing, as well as time for Q-and-A and mingling. Tickets to the event are $10 or registration for the Velothon, the amateur ride-before-the-race on June 1st, includes admission to this event. Register at: http://bit.ly/Sa6nkJ. The event is sponsored by the WCA, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Women Bike PHL program, Fuji Bikes, and the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.

Illinois events

In June, the WCA will travel to Chicago to host two events to create excitement for the upcoming Prairie State Cycling Series including a FREE women’s clinic on June 14th at 9:00 a.m. at BFF Bikes located at 2113 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL, 60647. Attendees can learn about the art of bike racing with professionals such as Kristen Meshberg of Spidermonkey Cycling, Liza Rachetto of Vanderkitten Racing and WCA President, Robin Farina. The clinic is presented by BFF bikes, the WCA and the Prairie State Cycling series.

Rachetto and Farina will also lead the WCA “Join The Ride” Tour in Crystal Lake, Il on Sunday, June 15th beginning at 8:00 a.m. from the Raue Center located at 26 N. Williams St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014. The ride includes a 25 mile and 40-50 mile option and is open to all levels, men and women. The $35 registration fee includes lunch following the ride. Register for both the clinic and ride at this link.

WCA “Join The Ride” Tour sponsors in Crystal Lake include the Prairie State Cycling series, Lucky Brake Bicycle, SRAM, Wheel Werks, The Bike Haven, and Visit McHenry County.

The WCA is a coalition of cyclists, across the globe, which supports the advancement and success of Women's Cycling on both sporting and business levels. For more information and to join the Women’s Cycling Association, log onto WCA, follow the WCA on twitter @wca_tweet, or “like” the organization on Facebook – Women’s Cycling Association.

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