Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Have a Dream of Reno Slow Roll

I have a dream. That the roads of our community would be filled by bicyclists. That we would have access to use the roads without fear of getting pushed off or run over by other people driving motor vehicles. A day when bicyclists of all ages, abilities, gender and bike preference will ride side by side. That day came over Martin Luther King weekend.

It was only the first Reno Snow Roll organized by the Reno Bike Project and over 60 participants showed up ready to ride!

All sorts of bikes were represented as we rolled out of our meeting place through downtown Reno. Recumbent, cargo, cruisers, mountain, touring, road,
Bike bells rang around me as we rode together. The pace was slow so that no one would be left behind. It also allowed us to chat with others around us and people we have never met.
Even though I had plenty in common with my fellow riders, my shyness got the best of me and kept me from approaching others and so all I could do was SMILE and pedal quietly behind.
My personal goal for the next ride is to come out of my shell and introduce myself to someone in the ride that I have never met!
The ride featured a local business so half way through our route, we stopped at the Hub Coffee shop for complimentary hot cocoa and mingled.

Do you have or know of a local business who would like to be featured? Please contact me for details on how to become a Reno Bike Project Business Member and your business could be featured during the next Slow Roll.

Then it was time to leave and everyone I passed was ALL SMILES!!



Well how can we NOT have fun?! Riding bikes is so AWESOME!
After we parted ways, a few of us in the group went to check out The Depot on 4th Street, an antique train depot converted into a brewery, distillery and restaurant. There is a great article about The Depot on the Drinkable Reno blog.
I had a dream about a large community bicycle ride that was for all riders of all ages and abilities and bicycles. And for one day that dream came true!

View the rest of the photos on the Reno Slow Roll album.  Feel free to download and/or share!!


Sunday, January 04, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope your year was filled with all good things. I know I have a lot to be thankful for that has happened in 2014!
 
REFLECTING ON 2014

LOOKING FORWARD IN 2015
In the new year, the weekly Ladies' (Bike Repair) Night at the Reno Bike Shop will continue, we have Bike Week 2015 (May 9 - 15) coming up, the inaugural CycloFemme Ride on Mother's Day which will put Reno-Tahoe-Sparks on the world map and more regular fun rides through town to look forward to! I would also like to offer meetups for bicycling skill sharing for anything you'd like to know (how to choose a bike for commuting, how to dress for different weather, how to carry your things, how to navigate the roads safely, how to plan the best route to where you need to go, basic routine maintenance you can easily do, etc.) if there is interest. Just let me know !

LAUNCHING CUTER COMMUTER STOREFRONT AND ONLINE BOUTIQUE
Cuter Commuter is also launching an online boutique and storefront offering vintage dutch style bicyclesand stylish but practical bicycling bags, pumps, apparel, flat tire kits and accessories for women!! I am excited to bring to our town options to help you express your personal style! Stay tuned to CuterCommuter.com.

Above all, I am grateful for the friends I have made through Cuter Commuter rides this year. I am eager to meet each and every one in the coming year and ride again with old friends!! Until then, I hope all of the roads you travel lead you safely to family, friends and fun!

Have a Happy New Year and may 2015 bring you all the best and happiness in life!!

Sincerely Your Cuter Commuter Sister,
Daly

stylish bicycle commuter woman, bike to work