Two Clinics in One: Our Pelvic Floor and Nutrition for Cyclists

Posted on by Maggi Friend

We had a great two-fer clinic at BUILD PT on July 11, 2024. Two presenters delved into two important-to-us-as-female-cyclists topics. PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH What is the pelvic floor? It’s the muscles, tendons, and cartilage that provide the support within our pelvic girdle (the bony framework of the pelvis). It holds our organs in our bodies, . . . read more

Lina’s Lessons: Cleaning Your Bike Chain with Soap and Water

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

Cleaning your bike chain is like good dental hygiene — regular cleaning will minimize problems with your chain and help it last longer. You’ll need: a bucket, dish soap (e.g., Dawn), a sponge, two old brushes (e.g., toothbrush, nail brush, or Park Tool bicycle chain cleaner — the bristles from the brushes dig deep into . . . read more

Lina’s Lessons: I’m gonna wash that dirt right outta my chain!

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

It’s chain-cleaning time! There are a few methods for keeping your bike’s chain clean throughout the season. In today’s lesson, let’s explore some of these approaches that will keep your bike’s chain and drivetrain sparkly clean and performing as it should! The methods I’m sharing are suggestions. If you have a system that has been . . . read more

Basalt Assault 2024

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

This year’s Basalt trip was the best yet! The weather was almost perfect, the rides were absolutely gorgeous, and we found a handful of new rides to try! So next year has new places to explore. This just keeps getting better! On Day 1, we headed to Aspen Highlands to start our rides. One group . . . read more

Lina’s Lessons: B is for BRAKE!

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

by Lina Moreyra You’re persistent about checking your bike’s Air (See Venus blog post, What PRESSURE?!?), Brakes, and Chain before jumping on your bike and pedaling away with your Venus sisters. But what exactly is involved? Keep reading because today’s spotlight centers on how to check your bike’s braking system. Stop by your favorite bicycle . . . read more

Lina’s Lessons: Tune-up Time?

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

Welcome back! A new season fills the ol’ bucket list with dreams and plans of conquering mountain climbs, cycling events, or even riding that first century! While your mind and body train for these milestones, your bike also needs to be in fit form to carry you through. Maybe you’ve taken your bike to your . . . read more

Secrets to a Successful Ride

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

At a recent clinic for leads and sweeps, we learned about best practices from Lucy Lead and Sally Sweep. They’d like us to keep a few key points in mind: Club members can find links to our Lead/Sweep Clinic video and slides on the Member Dashboard.

Ladies Saddle Up for Bike Club Kick-Off Bash!

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

At Thursday evening’s Venus Bike Club Kick-off Party, spandex was stretched, helmets were adjusted, and energy levels were as high as mountain peaks. Picture this: a flurry of neon-colored lycra, with handlebar decorations rivaling a Mardi Gras parade float. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement, as members swapped tales of biking triumphs and wipeouts. Amidst the . . . read more

What in the world is “Average Speed?”

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

This blog post is based on an article originally written by Venus member Gordana Dukovic. We’ve edited it for 2024.  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

Ride Coordinators are asking for a little…

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

For each week’s VBC road rides, two members from our Steering Committee or Ride Committee volunteer as Ride Coordinators. “What’s that?,” you may be asking. Great question! As Ms. Franklin sang, what you want, Venus Sisters, they got it. What you need, do you know they got it? All they’re asking is for a little . . . read more