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Team Laser Cats partner with Bicycle Therapy as homebase for expanded Rocky project

Why choose between cats and dogs? The women of Team Laser Cats are happy to announce the addition of a familiar pup’s face on their kits — Bicycle Therapy’s shop dog, Diego.

donut+diego is hybrid

In keeping with Team Laser Cats‘s mission to introduce more women to riding and racing, Bicycle Therapy will be helping the team expand the reach of the Rocky Souperprestige (Rocky CX) community cyclocross bike program. Rocky CX, founded by TLC’s Sophia Lee, provided an opportunity for many Philadelphia women to try cyclocross racing for the first time. Continue reading

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Michaela and the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

When I was eleven years old, I was finally tall enough to just barely fit on my mother’s road bike and having seen my father kit up and ride so many times, I told him I wanted to try road riding with him. Being his favorite activity, he was thrilled! He got me my own pair of cycling shoes outfitted with SPD cleats, and my first jersey and cycling shorts. The jersey was orange, pink and covered in palm trees, a thing of beauty, really. Turns out I fell in love with the sport, riding every weekend with my dad, and doing some occasional longer sponsored rides (my longest being 50 miles, not bad for an 11 year old!). I started waking up early during the summer to watch stages of the Tour de France, and had all sorts of stats and facts memorized about the riders. Probably the embarrassingly funny bit was that my AOL screenname was “FutureProCyclist.” Continue reading