The Joyride Podcast!
The Joyride Podcast!
Cat Caperello
The Joyride Podcast celebrates women on bikes!
040: Let's talk bikes, adventure, and camping with Molly Sugar and Jocelyn Quarrell of WTF Bikexplorers
The Joyride is a listener supported show, so if you likey what we're doing here please visit thejoyridepodcast.com/support to learn how you can support the show with a one-time or recurring donation for as little as a dollar. Joyriders, Meet Molly & Jocelyn! Ah, you blurry ass iPhone! On this LONG AWAITED season finale, we hang out at StreamPDX with bike adventure organizers and general badasses Molly Sugar of Friends on Bikes and Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell of Komorebi Cycling. Molly and Jocelyn are two of the six gals who are heading up WTF Bikexplorers. I am so excited to share this chat with you. On this episode we hang out at StreamPDX - a cute n cozy little Airstream turned recording studio - and talk about all the good stuff - including WTF bikeplorers, favorite stretches of road, cat holes, camping jitters, and more. Topics: Adventure Cycling Bikecentennnial Molly googles “how to bike across america” Trans Am route greg siple photography oregon stampede oregon bikepacking ride with gps komorebi cycling portland design works ride with gps: ride reports sugar wheel works ‘Yonce - Blow Whitney Ford-Terry - "the guru of everything” impractical packing necessities! first aid kits safety meetings leave no trace! outdoor ethics cat holes - bury yer poops 6”-7” deep, 200 ft from any body of water! Klickitat Trail (Klickitat River) White River Wildlife Area in Central Oregon Whitefish, MT TransCuba Route - Bikepacking.com Swift Industries - Cuba touring gallery Oregon Timber Trail Annie Londonderry Oregon Outback 4 Rivers Bike Path - Seoul to Busang, Korea WTFBikexplorers Regional Ride Series! FB Group & Subscribe to the newsletter, y’all! WTF Folks! Share your bike stories! WTFbikeexplorers[at]gmail.com     Big thanks to Molly Sugar and Jocelyn Quarrel for hanging out, and thanks to all the WTF Bikexplorers - including Whitney, Sarah, Mary, and Nam - for all the work they're doing to get folks on bikes out into the wild.   I had the pleasure of going to the third and final bike adventure workshop that Jocelyn and Molly coordinated with Cup & Bar here in Portland. I got to hang out, have a beer with pals, do some learnin', and hear some great stories from voices you already know - such as friend of the show Mollie Futterman from launch week! She told us about a recent bike packing trip to Costa Rica - and some others who I hope to introduce you to soon!   Oh, all you Molly Sugar fans out there - check her out on PLP Talks.   Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: (Patagonia, AZ) April 12-15 Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: California Coast Redwoods Ramble: June 1-3 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 Strawberry Century: June 9 WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: (Bend, Oregon) June 15-17 WomenBike Camping with YOURS TRULY: June 16-17 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: (Vermont Green Mountains) July 20 - 23 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) Swift Summit Northwest 200 |100: August 11 WTF Bikexplorers Summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Veni Vidi Velo - aka V3:  August 17 - 19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA) Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Ratings and reviews help with that (pssst, I read your 5-star reviews on the show!!) but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support. 
Apr 11, 2018
1 hr 25 min
039: PedalLove | The bike is a tool for optimism: Peddling authenticity, advocacy, growth markets, and heart with Pedallove's Melissa Balmer
Joyriders, Meet Melissa! Friends, I have a confession. I kind of have a secret love coloring books, combine that with my not-so-secret love for bikes, and well - you've got my attention. That's how I discovered PedalLove.org Founder and Editor Melissa Balmer who focuses on thought leadership and storytelling tools to grow more active, sustainable, mindful mobility. The Joyride is a listener supported show, so if you like what we're doing here please visit thejoyridepodcast.com/support to learn how you can support the show with a one time or recurring donation for as little as a dollar. JOYRIDERS! Melissa has given us special access to two coloring pages! Click here to download! Topics: Long Beach, California A 35 year break BikeLongBeach Cyclone Coasters! "The bike is a strength maximizer" ~ Steve Jobs. "The bike is a tool for optimism" ~ Melissa Balmer TEDxSoCal - Charlie Gandy - Creating Charismatic Communities Places for Bikes - Pro walks pro bike pro place conference: https://www.walkbikeplaces.org/ Janette Sadik-Khan Joyride by Mia Burke Pedaling Revolution Susi @ VeloJoy GirlTrek   Listen to Melissa with Arleigh on the Shift Up Podcast Martone Cycling Linus Bikes Public Bikes Electra Bikes   Bikes & Lifestyle media Pedago Bikes Georgena Terry 4 tips for bike shops Marie Forleo & Seth Godin The Surprising Promise of Bicycling in America Kittie Knox breaks the rules. Download your coloring pages courtesy of PedalLove here. Let's be real - there's a Susan B. Anthony quote over the image of Kittie Knox, but Susan B. Anthony was a noted racist. https://www.npr.org/2011/03/25/134849480/the-root-how-racism-tainted-womens-suffrage https://www.teenvogue.com/story/womens-suffrage-leaders-left-out-black-women Deb Hubsmith Mark Bixby   Thanks for hanging out, Melissa, and thanks for the coloring pages! Be sure to check out PedalLove.org, follow on Insta or Facebook,  Listeners, Melissa and I would love to see what you color. Go ahead and tag @thejoyridepodcast and @pedallove in your instagram pic and you'll be entered to win a copy of Taking the Lane #14 Bikequity: Money, Class , & Bicycling! You have until April 30, 2018! Go forth and color!   Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): March 28 Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA) Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution.   Ratings and reviews help with that (pssst, I read your 5-star reviews on the show!!) but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support. 
Mar 4, 2018
1 hr 29 min
038: Let's talk gravel, bike camping, and challenging the status quo with Seattle-based blogger Marley Blonsky
Joyriders, Meet Marley! Friends, I'm so stoked to introduce you to Marley Blonsky.  I absolutely love her unapologetic refusal to make biking in a bigger body about weight loss. GOOD STUFF. I'm not blowing smoke when I say that the content Marley makes just by living her life is stuff I wish I had seen 10 years ago! Hashtag inspiring. First, friends, Marley and I were supposed to record at StreamPDX this weekend, but there was change of plans. It didn't work out as we had hoped, this particular story below is one that I love and reference in the beginning of the show. I learned about it on this guy's podcast, Secular Buddhism. Marley’s blog: LifeonTwoWheels Biking While Fat Jessamyn Stanley Molly Sugar / Ride with GPS / Friends on Bikes Gals Ride the Dalles! Madi Carlson + Pixie Ella Cycling Tips F your comments section How has your packing changed with experience? BIKE SNAAAACKS Anna Brones The Culinary Cyclist Anna & Brendan Leonard: Best Served Wild PAD THAI Y’ALL Big Agnes sleeping pad zPad Marley x Olivia Round First night jitters   Stoked Spoke by Swift Industries Whitefish, Montana - 3 day, 105 mi gravel ride #fuckyourbullshit Lael Wilcox! Lael’s women's scholarship + 1000 mile challenge Lael Wilcox on PLP Talks! The Dalles Mountain 60 Big Valley Road / Kitsap Peninsula Bike Camping near Seattle!! Manchester State Park Bikin Obama @ Mt. Ranier Biking Alaska The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Hiking the PCT Parting Words of Wisdom Follow Marley on Instagram, Twitter if yer nasty, and check out her writing at LifeonTwoWheels!   Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): February 28, March 28 Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA) Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support. 
Feb 25, 2018
1 hr 5 min
037: Let's meet the 2018 Liv Bicycles Brand Ambassador Sonia Ruiz
> > > The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support.   Joyriders, Meet Sonia! On this episode we meet up with the 2018 Liv Cycling Brand ambassador for Portland, Sonia Ruiz. We talk about some of her plans for the season, bike trains, and periods.   Today's episode is a little different than what you're used to. I met up with Sonia after she led the Winter Warm up ride - AND Oh my goodness folks, what an amazing day!     The weather was great, I got to meet some new folks, enjoy a delicious dirty chai from the new Breadwinner Cycles cafe, rode bikes with my girl Nicole from V3 who I can't wait to have on the show, and then hung out at Gladys Bikes and got to know Sonia a bit.   So, this interview is a bit shorter and you'll hear lots of background chatter here, but I think it really gives you a sense of place. Let me know what you think!     Friends, I have to be honest, it's a crazy world. As I record this, we are in the midst of another senseless mass shooting at a school - this time in Parkland, Florida. I want to acknowledge this, because it's a reality.   I was out of high school when Columbine happened. I was a student at University when Virginia Tech happened, and remember the flickers of fear I felt in the days and weeks after that violence.   I can't imagine being a kid today for a thousand reasons - for example, I am so glad I didn't grow up with social media. Thank heaven! But by far the scariest thing has got to be the awareness of, and potential for bloodshed on school grounds like we've witnessed.   Now, friends, I get it - you're here for the bike love - but it doesn't feel right to ignore.   I want to share something from Brene Brown: Much of this post is excerpted from her book Braving the Wilderness, which I just finished today and highly recommend it. More on this below.   Anyway, the post is about speaking truth to bullshit, specifically on the topic of guns. And I hope you read it.    And after you read it, I want you to watch this video featuring Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez: She's part of the 4th wave, you can feel it.   Now, don't get me wrong friends, I am a strong advocate of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights - in fact I keep a copy of it here at my desk. #PoliSciNerd   Amendment II reads, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Well, here it is folks, the framers didn't intend for this to cover an AR-15 and we have a professional army. Civilians should not have unfettered access to purchase machines of war.   I hope one day we can look back and think, "wow, remember when it was legal to buy those?"   Back to Braving the Wilderness. In this book, Brene Brown writes about the quest for true belonging versus fitting in and the courage to stand alone. She discusses how to hold on to your values and stay civil. And the value of true connection, showing up for moments of collective joy and pain.   It wasn't that long ago humans were living more communally. Now, evolution happens, but we've been so artificially separated from each other it's causing pain. It's easy in our polished instagram world - where I am definitely NOT going out on as many epic bike adventures as everyone else - It's real easy to compare yourself and get supes depressed. Instagram can be the ultimate cause of grass-is-greener if you let it. Especially in these dark times.   So, I've been making more time to get out and connect with others. And I hope you do too.   More eye contact. More smiles. More saying hi to strangers.   More bike rides, less bullshit.   Topics discussed on the show:   GENERATE STOKE Liv Cycling Bike commute train (L.A. bike trains) Breadwinner cycles cafe Gladys Bikes Period.org Thanks for leading the ride, Sonia! Make sure you check out and connect with Sonia on Instagram and Facebook. Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show! Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): February 28, March 28 Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA) Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C > > > The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support.  
Feb 18, 2018
26 min
036: Meet designer, entrepreneur, stylish bike commuter, and co-founder of Po Campo bags, Maria Boustead
Joyriders, Meet Maria! An industrial designer and daily bike commuter since college, Maria wanted to make a product for women who were biking for transportation. She envisioned a better way to carry things on the bike that was both functional and stylish without hiding the fact that these were, in fact, bike bags. Her first Interbike told her that guys were designing products for themselves, and ever since, she's been strongly committed to the idea of equipping women with the gear that they need to integrate biking into their lifestyle and continue to improve the product in service to that mission.     Topics discussed on the show: BKLYN IN THE HOUSE    Po Campo Bags OBVS   Ortlieb Panniers not super attractive   University of Illinois   Century training (sure beats a marathon!)   Cycling Lake Tahoe   bike tour of Germany   touring the vineyards of Burgundy, France   calm city riding   Po Campo Retailer spotlight   Bicycle Habitat   B.F.F. Bikes   New for 2018:   BUBBLES!   Irving backpack pannier   Belt Bag 15% off discount code: Joyride (valid through May) Discount codes ARE case sensitive. League of American Bicyclist's National Bike Summit (March 5-7) PO CAMPO is throwing down the Gauntlet for the National Bike Challenge!! May through September. Words of wisdom: entrepreneurs, prepare for the long haul!  Big thanks to Maria! Make sure you check out Po Campo online and connect with Po Campo on Instagram and Twitter. Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show! Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): February 28, March 28 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C
Feb 11, 2018
41 min
035: Meet badass Aussie adventure-seeker Richelle Olsen and learn about her rad group for plus-sized women escaping their comfort zone
Joyriders, Meet Richelle! ✨SHE'S OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL GUEST! ✨ Richelle Olsen is a badass Australian adventure-seeker who is all about body positivity and escaping your comfort zone. I had such a great time chatting with her and could mostly keep up with her accent! Topics discussed on the show: Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia Adult onset athlete Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Mt. Everest Basecamp Pink Triathalon Escaping Your Comfort Zone The Inca Trail The Great Divide Trail Aussie Rail Trails Tour Divide Whistler, B.C Banff, Alberta Steamboat Springs, Colorado Napa Pacific Coast Highway Cycling to Cabo Munich Helinox chair Aldi   Bike Touring for Beginners w/ Escaping Your Comfort Zone   Queenscliff   Trail mix + chocolate!!   Cheesy mashed potato flakes   Jetboil superstove   Couscous with tuna   Cycling Australia versus in the U.S.   The kindness of strangers   Packin' heat   Amanda Batty   Calling out shit (check this counterpoint to call-out culture)   Tour Down Under   Equal prize money for women!   Senator Penny Wong Casual violence and the turdness of people Words of wisdom: Find your tribe! Facebook and Meet-up area great resources! It takes a lot of guts to reach out -"your dreams need to outweigh your fears." Check out other podcasts Richelle has been on here! Check out RichelleOlsen.com + RichelleRides on Insta + Escaping your comfort zone (on Insta)  Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show! Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: Live the Revolution! Get ready for another night of bike love stories! The eighth annual Live The Revolution on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Alberta Abbey in Portland, Oregon. Live the Revolution is a bicycle-themed storytelling event that benefits The Street Trust and features four storytellers, three of whom are badass women in the Portland cycling community, including the Shero of Black Girls Do Bike Portland and WomenBike Roll Model Keyonda McQuarters. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $17 at the door, get 'em while they last! Learn more here. Worst Day of the Year Ride: February 11 Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): January 31, February 28, March 28 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C
Feb 4, 2018
1 hr 14 min
034: Let's talk bike tours, #metoo, and cultivating intuition with writer, artist, and cycle tourist Olivia Round.
Joyriders, Meet Olivia!   On the show I talk with writer, artist, and bicycle tourist Olivia Round who is currently in the process of writing a book about the real reasons behind why she cycled more than 5,000 miles from to Oregon to Florida.   Listen in as Olivia gets real about the uncomfortable motivation for going on tour, cultivating your intuition, the #metoo movement, and the one piece of "essential" gear she didn't even both to bring.   Topics discussed on the show: Ketchikan, Alaska Cultivating your intuition Tension and righteous rage The importance of travelling solo for women An uncomfortable encounter in Montana Fun solo touring eating habits Book tour by bike! Oregon coast trip Cycling Austria in Lederhosen! Olivia's Feels Like Flying portraits & IndieGoGo  Make sure you check out Olivia's blog with all those fantastic interviews, and follow her up on Instagram! Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show! ~C Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: In the Portland area? LET'S RIDE OUR BIKES TO SEE:  Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theater: January 28, 2018 @ 7pm From the Community Cycling Center: "The film "Ovarian Psycos" rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time." From Friends on Bikes:  "Ovarian Psyco-Cycles is a women of color cycling group in East L.A. that creates safer streets for women, and gives a voice to those who are disempowered. They inspire us to be strong, resilient and fight for our beliefs as a woman of color." Meet up: Ex Novo @ 5:30 pm. Details here. Film: Hollywood Theater @ 7 pm | Tickets to benefit the Community Cycling Center Ovarian Psycos - Teaser from Sylvia Frances Films on Vimeo. Here's another fantastic clip in this OPB article.  Live the Revolution! Get ready for another night of bike love stories! The eighth annual Live The Revolution on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Alberta Abbey in Portland, Oregon. Live the Revolution is a bicycle-themed storytelling event that benefits The Street Trust and features four storytellers, three of whom are badass women in the Portland cycling community, including the Shero of Black Girls Do Bike Portland and WomenBike Roll Model Keyonda McQuarters. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $17 at the door, get 'em while they last! Learn more here. Stoked Spoke is a winter series of bicycling adventure presentations produced by Swift Industries. This is a three-part series that highlights bike camping destinations in Cascadia and beyond. Each evening highlighting self-supported bike camping routes complete with maps, slideshow, and planning tips. Have a route you want to share? Click here to apply with Swift. Tickets: $5 a person. Sold at the door at the Rhino Room (+21) Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentations 7pm-9pm January 31st, February 28th, and March 28th WTF Bikexplorers Summit Whitefish, Montana August 16-19 This group of rad folx are inviting women trans femme and non binary riders out to #getradberadical and #shredthepatriarchy in Whitefish, Montana, August 16th - 19th. And it looks like BAWOB Lael Wilcox herself might even be there. That's gonna be a good one friends. More info here. Worst Day of the Year Ride: February 11 Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): January 31, February 28, March 28 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C
Jan 28, 2018
1 hr 3 min
033: Saddle up, cargo mamas - we talk family biking with podcaster Sara Kopper of Family Pedals
Joyriders, Meet Sarah! Sarah Kopper hosts the podcast Family Pedals, featuring - you guessed it: families on bikes! Sarah explores the dynamics of going car-lite or car-free with children in tow! Her show sounds great, folks - not like this crap I'M pedaling over here! Links to topics discussed on the show: Family Pedals Bicycle Fleet Sarah's Electra Ticino Yepp Mini Kiddo Seat Yellow Bike Project, Austin The Revolution Bike & Bean Cycling Norway! Rachel Jonat Mark Stosberg Davey Oil from G&O Family Cyclery Make sure you check out Family Pedals and follow her up on all the socials! Here are links to her, Facebook, Instagram. Let her know you enjoyed the show!  Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar: In the Portland area? LET'S RIDE OUR BIKES TO SEE:  Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theater: January 28, 2018 @ 7pm From the Community Cycling Center: "The film "Ovarian Psycos" rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time." From Friends on Bikes:  "Ovarian Psyco-Cycles is a women of color cycling group in East L.A. that creates safer streets for women, and gives a voice to those who are disempowered. They inspire us to be strong, resilient and fight for our beliefs as a woman of color." Meet up: Ex Novo @ 5:30 pm. Details here. Film: Hollywood Theater @ 7 pm | Tickets to benefit the Community Cycling Center Ovarian Psycos - Teaser from Sylvia Frances Films on Vimeo. Here's another fantastic clip in this OPB article.    Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C
Jan 21, 2018
39 min
032: Let's talk bike tours and more with craft beer lover Beth Pickhard of Brew City Biker
Howdy Joyriders! Hey Joyriders! I'm super psyched to connect with bicycle tourist and certified beer judge Beth Pickhard from Brew City Biker. On this episode we talk about some of her favorite breweries and rides, the tour of SE Asia she's currently on (find out where she is here), and what else is on her Bike-it list! But first.. UPDATES:  Check out the new BIKE LOVE CALENDAR where you will find bikey events in Portland and beyond! I made this as a one-stop shop so that I could avoid needing to look at Facebook for event details or information. Here's what's new on the calendar:  Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theater January 28, 2018 @ 7pm Tickets to benefit the Community Cycling Center Ovarian Psycos - Teaser from Sylvia Frances Films on Vimeo. Here's another fantastic clip in this OPB article.  Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party at Portland Art Museum January 31, 2018 @ 6pm Doors are at 6pm and route announcements begin at 7pm. The first 500 guests to arrive receive early registration for the Classic. Video live stream of the announcements will be available online beginning at 7pm PST at www.cycleoregon.com.   Liv Portland Winter Warm Up Ride at Breadwinner Cycles  February 3, 2018 @ 10am Join 2018 Liv Portland Ambassador Sonia A. Ruiz for a Winter Warm Up Ride—and service project! We'll meet up at Breadwinner Cycles' N Williams cafe at 10 am, do a group ride to Gladys Bikes on NE Alberta, then assemble Period Packs for Period. Inc. Join us for Liv bike fun and camaraderie, and help erase the stigma around periods and provide menstrual products to those in need. Joyriders, Meet Beth Pickhard! Links to topics discussed on the show: Bike Wisconsin! Brew City Biker New Belguim Brewing Final Draught Brewing Company Cascade Brewing   Vang Vieng Ho Chi Minh Highway Hải Vân Pass Honey Stingers, Clif Shot Blocks Stroopwafels WarmShowers.org Surly World Troller Backroads Tours Driftless region Chacos Saris Ladies Revolution MKE Grease Rag MLPS The Bella Donnas is now Cadence Cycling Truly Spoken Cycles Coast In Bikes Brewery Tour Copper Harbor, Michigan Marquette The Great Divide: the longest off-pavement route in the world Ride the Divide Beth's One Month + Bike Tour Packing List. Make sure you check out Beth's blog and follow her up on all the socials! Here are links to her, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Let her know you enjoyed the show! Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward! xo ~C
Jan 14, 2018
47 min
031: Let’s talk rail trails and #bikelove with reformed backpacker turned bike camper Dana Kroeck!
Howdy Joyriders! WELCOME TO SEASON THREE! I'm joined on episode 31 by reformed backpacker-turned-bikecamper Dana Kroeck of the blog Blisters and Bugbites! We chat about her love of rail trails, a magical car-free island in..Michigan, and the most unlikely group ride you can possibly imagine. But first.. UPDATES:  Bikequity: Money, Class, and Bicycling I'm honored to have been included with some excellent voices in Elly Blue's 14th installment of her feminist bicycling zine Taking The Lane called Bikequity: Money, Class, and Bicycling: Bicycling has the radical potential of equalizing our transportation system, creating more equitable opportunities from the personal to the societal, and being a vehicle for protest and social justice. But that isn't how it always works. The contributors to this volume of Taking the Lane zine tackle of the potentials and realities and unintended consequences of trying to create a better world using human-powered transportation. Edited by Elly Blue and featuring work by Tamika Butler, Adonia Lugo, Do Jun Lee, Gretchin Lair, V.K. Henry, Lauren Hage, Tammy Melody Gomez, Phill Melton, Cat Caperello, Joe Biel, Julie Brooks, Kassandra Karaitis, Katura Reynolds, Rebecca Fish Ewan, Rhienna Renée Guedry, and Adrian Lipscombe. Order it direct from Microcosm Publishing! (If you insist on ordering through Amazon, click here.) The Pedalshift Project: Episode 100! Big thanks to Tim Mooney from the Pedalshift Project for the invitation to join him and the guys from the Sprocket Podcast for a live recording at Stream PDX for the 100th episode of the Pedalshift Project! I was starting to get suuuper sick (hence the jar of orange/ginger/turmeric elixir) but still had a great time chatting with the Tim, Aaron, Guthrie, and Brock (not pictured, on account of him being the photographer) about type 2 fun, bike-it list items, and the future of bike touring. Check it out and let me know what you think!   Inspired to Ride Inspired to Ride follows the inaugural TransAm bike race from Oregon to Virginia which took place in 2015. It is an ultra-endurance self-supported race across the entire country. It's mind-blowing what these athletes do to themselves. Y'all. In digging up the trailer for this I discovered that Mike Hall was killed in 2017. He's prominently featured in the film and trailer below. He strikes me as a guy who did exactly what he wanted. May we all have the power to harness our own capabilities. Also the gal who I referenced as a BADASS WOMAN ON A BIKE in the pod is named Juliana Buhring, the Guinness World Record for being the fastest woman to circumnavigate the world on a bicycle and she wrote about Mike in this article for Outside. Here's the trailer. Ride in Peace, Mike.   Joyriders, Meet Dana Kroeck Friends, t Topics & Links Berks County, Pennsylvania http://bikebuckscounty.com/ Lancaster County, Pennsylvania https://lancasterpa.com/bicycling/ Rail Trails! A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, often including cycling and sometimes horse riding. Rail trails are typically flat and long, frequently running through historical areas, parks, or string together several of each kind. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit here in the States that is dedicated to working with communities to preserve unused railways and convert them into to rail trails and trail networks. Good stuff! Here's a great resource they made for finding a railtrail or multi-use trail near you.  PA Rail Trails https://www.traillink.com/trailsearch/?state=PA York County Heritage Rail Trail https://www.traillink.com/trail/heritage-rail-trail-county-park/ Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath https://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm Pedalshift Project's C&O Canal guide Molly Futterman's Joyride Episode JR003: http://thejoyridepodcast.com/2016/03/23/joyride003/ MapMyRide http://www.mapmyride.com/app/ Strava http://www.strava.com Here's a feminist POV on Strava's privacy settings. Megan Hottman's Joyride Episode JR019: http://thejoyridepodcast.com/2017/01/20/joyride019/ Presta bike valve adapter http://amzn.to/2ABmrlw Free Classes at REI https://www.rei.com/learn.html   Dana’s Mom’s “Famous” Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels PREHEAT oven to 350° F. COMBINE flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer on medium until well blended. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined. Stir in flour mixture. Batter will be soft. Fold in morsels. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. BAKE for 15-20 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store what you don't NOM NOM NOM in an airtight container. Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe was the first Native American to win a Gold medal for his country. In Pennsylvania, there is a town named for him with controversy surrounding the circumstance. http://visitpa.com/pa/jim-thorpe/outdoor-recreation/biking Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail http://poconobiking.com/the-trail/ Mackinak Island Check out Dana's great blog post https://blistersandbugbites.com/2017/12/06/mackinac-island/ KymNonStop https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6cd0hPii_FJOzZaxqGj7w Bill Nye http://bigthink.com/in-their-own-words/why-i-bike Ed Pratt http://www.worldunicycletour.com/ Great Allegheny Passage (GAP Trail) https://gaptrail.org/ Ohio's Tour de Donut!! https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/TROY/TourDeDonut Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 80 miles from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, New Jersey http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/PAEBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29704 Big thanks to Dana for hanging out and sending her mom's cookie recipe over!! Also, here's a pic of her dog Jojo. I can't wait to take Ziggy bike camping this summer. Make sure you check out her blog and follow her up on all the socials! Here are links to her Instagram and Twitter. Let her know you enjoyed the show! Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution. Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it. Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride. Forever Forward, ~C  
Jan 7, 2018
1 hr 1 min
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