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Rapha Women’s 100 – And we’re off!

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Photo by Michaela! (All the rest by Sophia)

Last Year, Rapha began a global initiative to encourage more women to ride bikes. Local groups organized to ride a metric century (~64 miles) together around the world. Philly had their own group organized by Laser Cats’ own Melissa Tabas and Arrow Racing / Women Bike PHL’s Michelle Lee. Read more about the official event: Rapha | Women’s 100.

Last Sunday, Michaela and I joined the the first ride of Philly’s 6 total training ride series. Michelle did a great job explaining some basic skills with some experienced riders chiming in with details and encouragement. We paired experienced people with novices in a super effective buddy system. We culminated with a mock race, and some fun Rapha swag (thanks Rapha!) for our most-improved rider (visibly, within just an hour of skills training!), Julie.

Thanks ladies for coming out, and thank you Michelle for your hard work organizing! Check out Women Bike PHL’s Instagram @WomenBikePHL.


Riding to Fairmount Park and Skills Training


Learning to Ride in a Straight Line.


Mock Race Podium!


Most Improved Rider!

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