When I posted an event to meet up with other women for brunch on Facebook, I did not know what to expect. Would anyone be interested? Would someone join me? I have made some female friends since moving to Reno three years ago but they all have their own families. Encroaching on their lives is the last thing I want to do.
So meeting other women and having casual conversations over food just sounded like fun! Especially if I can ride my bike to the restaurant and the attendees who could meet me there would also do the same!! It all became a reality yesterday when I sat down with four other women (three I have never met or met once) at Brewer's Cabinet and got to know a little bit about them.
At our table, we have a Biochemistry student and Secretary of the UNR Campus Cycling Coalition, a (structural?) Engineer and two dedicated volunteers for the Reno Bike Project, a PeopleSoft EPM Admin and a PeopleSoft Business Analyst who is also a Board Member of the Reno Bike Project.
Google+ Location offers a piece of mind to my husband and I so we would know each other's whereabouts when bicycle commuting between work and home or when he is on a training ride--just in case one of us needs assistance. It sure came in handy that day and saved me from having to buy another smart phone. There so much cycling stuff I would rather splurge on than needing to replace a gadget LOL!!
So MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the next Women's Bike to Brunch Ride!!
When: Sunday, May 18th (instead of 25th because that lands on Memorial Weekend)
Where: TBD (we have received lots of good suggestions and it is just a matter of narrowing down to having it at a Bike Friendly Business)
Start Time: 9AM or 10AM depending on what works for the group's schedule and I would still like to have a pre-brunch ride with those who are interested
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419636114966140/ and bring a friend or two whether or not she rides a bike!! She can still share in the joy of cycling!! Ride all the way or drive and ride. It doesn't matter what bike you have or what you wear. Just come and join the conversation and have fun!!