What People Are Saying About Velo Girls
"I had a great time on the beginner ride on Sat.! Thanks for organizing it! I never would've thought the Skyline hill could be conquered until we did it. :) On another note, you're absolutely correct about how helpful the REI Bike Maintenance Clinic was. Extremely informative, particularly for newbies."
— Robin T., San Mateo
"Hey! I'm still buzzing about yesterday's ride and awoke beaming this morning (which is hard on a Monday). I really want to thank you for taking the initiative to create this amazing opportunity for cyclists of all ages, abilities and desires...we all go through life with ideas but it is special when someone devotes the time and energy to seeing an idea to fruition. Thanks champ - you inspire me!"
— Naomi G., Burlingame
"You guys are so nice -- I had such a blast riding with you all yesterday! I'm excited to get on my bike again and it was such fun riding with you pros."
— Holly D., San Francisco
"It was a great ride. I met lots of interesting and wonderful women and got to ride on a beautiful stretch of road. Made me SO glad to live in the Bay Area. I'm looking forward to seeing what takes shape with this club. "
— Beatrice M., San Francisco
"Thanks for a great day on Sunday. I hadn't been on my bike since the end of the Aids Ride in '99 and I had a blast. Meeting people and just the feeling of riding like the wind was amazing. (well sort of riding like the wind). I forgot how much I missed it; I'm looking forward to the next ride. Thanks again for the courage and determination for seeing this club through."
— Jeanne B., Los Altos
"I really had a great time on Sunday, thanks so much Lorri for getting this group started and organizing a great ride. I'm so thrilled that there is a group of women who actually ride on the peninsula."
— Denise B., Redwood City
"Hey, Lorri, thanks so much for leading the Beginner's Ride yestereday. You filled in a lot of the blanks in my knowledge, and I was able to build up my confidence on the road and hills, which was my main goal."
— Jordanna W., Oakland
"I just wanted to thank you for the very informative clinic you gave on Sunday. You touched on a lot of small common sense sort of things that aren't so obvious; teaching what you've learned from your own experience. Anyhow, I do plan to go on more rides. I had a great time."
— Shannon H., San Francisco
"Today was the kind of entre' to a new sport that makes it seem fun and doable. Your own passion for the thing spills over and it's a bit contagious. What you're doing is instructive, fun and perhaps a kind of a public service. Rock!"
— Vicki S., San Francisco
"I think you have done a stellar job with this club. It's refreshing to see a bike club done right and also for women."
— Christine S., San Francisco
"Thanks so much for your time on Sunday. I had a lot of fun and I'm very excited about joining the club. It is really impressive that this club has gotten off the ground so quickly. I'm sure it can be partly attributed to the need for a women's group, but I have a stronger feeling that it has more to do with your dedication to the group which was so obvious in the few hours I listened to you."
— Lisa G., Millbrae
"It was really encouraging for me to learn more about cycling with people, to add some real techniques to my riding, and get some pointers from an expert, as well as to realize I'm not the only one out there who has stuff to learn."
— Ashley T., San Jose
"It was so much fun riding with the group last Sunday. I am so happy to have found some new trails and people to ride with. And I am really impressed by the level of professionalism you have pulled this club together in such a short time."
— Heike B., San Francisco
"I just wanted to thank you for organizing a great ride yesterday. It is good to see the sport is so popular with so many diverse people."
— Alyson D., San Francisco
"Thanks for putting (the century) clinic together. It was excellent. It was just the right amount of information for the newbie. I can now begin to think about putting together some goals and a plan together to get my first century together. Thanks again for sharing your expertise so generously!"
— Jeanne B., San Francisco
"You and all the Velo Girls are really helping by getting so many women involved in fun,healthy and exciting sport!"