Did you miss the Ride with GPS Clinic?

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The Venus Bike Club uses Ride with GPS (RwGPS) for its weekly, gravel, and destination trip route management. So it might be a little confusing when you join the Club and are new to the RwGPS desktop and mobile apps. There’s some interplay, which this Zoom clinic addressed.  Did you miss it? Fear not — . . . read more

What in the world is “Average Speed?”

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This blog post is based on an article originally written by Venus member Gordana Dukovic. We’ve edited it for 2022.  The Venus Bike Club is a supportive biking community, serving women cyclists of a wide range of abilities and experience. To meet our members’ needs, each weekend we offer rides at several distances and speeds. . . . read more

Where Your Dollars Go

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This is our very first year On Our Own! Throughout 2021 we worked on separating ourselves financially from Full Cycle, and that process was completed in October.  So where’d the money go? Here. It went here, in this colorful 3D pie chart. We bought stuff. Stuff to run a business with. Boring stuff like insurance, . . . read more

2021 – Let’s Break It Down:

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Members We had 210 members for our 2021 Season! 91 were new members, 10 returning from 2019. Weekend Rides We were able to ride 20 times during our 24-week season with 72 rides planned. 1902 legs pedaled a total of 1838 miles! The short ride group racked up 379 miles. The medium ride group rode . . . read more

Everything You’d Need to Know to Fix a Flat and Get Back on Your Ride

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On August 17, 2021, we had an in-person Fix-a-Flat Clinic at Full Cycle with Brett, the service manager. Since all the participants run tubeless tires (What a happy coincidence!), he tailored the clinic to focus on tubeless. Brett provided helpful tips on how to seal a puncture by rotating the wheel so the sealant is . . . read more

Gettin’ Good at Going Up and Going Down: Climbing and Descending Clinic

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On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Ann Trombley spearheaded the clinic that taught eight participants the finer points of gearing, braking, cadence, and body position to improve upon their ability to climb and descend on the bike. The talk included practical tips such as rotating the handlebars for hand and wrist comfort and riding in the . . . read more

How to Hurt Less Where Bike Meets Body: Saddles, Shoes, and Pedals Clinic

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On Monday, July 26th, 2021, twelve Venus members attended a clinic by Jen Sharp at Full Cycle about hands, bottoms, and feet –– or more specifically, how the right saddle, shoes, and pedals can determine whether we’re comfortable or miserable on a ride. Participants learned about advances in saddle and shoe technology and tried out . . . read more

Venus Members Ate Up the Nutrition Clinic

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On June 21st, eleven Venus sisters attended a virtual clinic presented by sports nutritionist Lauren Capone, M.S. from Flatirons Integrative Health & Nutrition on how female cyclists of all ages can better fuel their bodies, before, during, and after rides, as well as for health and longevity as we age. Much of the discussion centered . . . read more

Strength Training for Cyclists

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Or… May the (Heavy) Weights Be with You If you want to improve your climbing and/or your speed, lift heavy effing weights! Physical therapists Kristin Carpenter and Chelsey Vasquez of Mend Colorado presented the case for female cyclists to lift heavy weights to 29 clinic participants on Monday, May 3, 2021. They referenced recent studies . . . read more