Women's Cycling in Jackson

By: Carri Wullner

A Bike Clinic for Women? In Jackson Hole? Yes….and it was FUN!

  The Hub staff talks routine maintenance

The Hub staff talks routine maintenance

When I was given the opportunity to be an ambassador for The Hub Bikes, I knew I had a special role since I was the only woman on the team. Aaron, the owner of the bike shop, asked if I could help him with the women's side of things at the shop. He wanted to show his support for the women cyclists in our community and just needed some help. I had been through the struggles of trying to get women to show up for other cycling related events in Jackson, and knew I had a challenge.

  Attendees learn how to fix a flat

Attendees learn how to fix a flat

I decided to just go for it! I created a basic skills clinic that would focus on the basics most riders should know, as well as the one dreaded task…changing a tire. I asked for some backup from the guys at the shop who were instantly on board and excited, as well as my good friend Molly Breslin.

  Hands on experience is the best way to learn

Hands on experience is the best way to learn

I was nervous when I posted the event, hoping for maybe 10 women to show. To my surprise the interest was very high and over the weeks I started to get worried we had to limit the number for lack of space at The Hub. Turnout was better than expected. Over 20 women showed up, excited to learn and willing to get their hands dirty practicing tire changes. Everyone seemed to have a great time, gained some knowledge they didn’t have before, and went home with some great goodies! We hope to do this again, and are proud to support more women getting out on their bikes.

  Learning how to set up their bikes

Learning how to set up their bikes

So much thanks goes out to Aaron and The Hub Bikes and all of his awesome staff, the ladies in the community who showed up, and all of our amazing cycling support in the Jackson Community: JHCycling, Revolution Indoor Cycling, Friends of Pathways, Persephone Bakery, Pearl IzumiShimano, and Empowered Cycling.

We will see you out on the bike and stay posted for more fun to come!