Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab and The Reno Wheelmen Present: HALF THE ROAD Wednesday, May 6th 6:00PM to 10:00PM The Peppermill, Tuscan Ballroom Suggested donation of $10 at the door and silent auction Light food to be provided. Cash bar. Please join us for a celebration of women’s cycling in conjunction with the women’s AMGEN Tour of California stage race, which takes place in South Lake Tahoe the weekend of May 9th
HALF THE ROAD This documentary film explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport. The voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on a journey of enlightenment, depth, strength, love, humor and best of all, change & growth.
Check out the trailer here-https://vimeo.com/65941045
WOMEN’S CYCLING PANEL DISCUSSION Featuring current and past pro racers:
- Inga Thompson is a Reno native, Olympian, winner of the Coors Classic, multiple US National Champion and multiple World Championship medalist.
- Julie Young spent the majority of her 12 year career racing in Europe with the US National A-Team where she thrived in stage racing, taking GC victories at the prestigious Tour de L’Aude and Tour d’Aquitaine, as well as numerous individual stage wins and podiums at Molenheike, Tour of the European Economic Communities, Tour d’Epinal and Grand Prix de Quebec. Currently Julie is the owner and head coach at o2fitness and Director of Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab.
- Robin Farina currently races for the BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental Care cycling team. She is a founding member and current CEO of the Women’s Cycling Association, which supports the growth of women’s cycling worldwide by advancing policies with governing bodies and creating opportunities to develop new riders and grow the sport.
100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT BIKE LIKE A GIRL CYCLING CAMPS All door receipts and silent auction proceeds will be used to help get more girls out on bikes.
This collaborative Reno Wheelmen and Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab sponsored, showing of the inspirational Half the Road, benefits the Bike Like A Girl cycling camps.
This camp concept has been my long-time vision as a way to share the rich life lessons that my cycling life has taught me. These camps will focus on the challenging pre-early teen years, and introduce these girls to the sport of cycling as a vehicle for character development, interpersonal skills and improved mental and physical confidence and empowerment. This program also provides the stepping stone for those girls who express interest in competitive cycling. The ultimate goal of the camp program is to provide the opportunity to ride a bike, to those girls who do not have the financial means. For these girls, scholarships will be provided for these eight-week camps to cover tuition as well as equipment.
The Bike Like A Girl Cycling camps gained momentum and a trajectory course when the stars aligned and like-minds met and partnered. The Bike Like A Girl Team tri-fecta includes - the Bike Like A Girl RAAM 2015 team, an eight-women relay team racing across America, gunning for the course record, while raising money for the Bike Like A Girl camps; and the Women’s Cycling Association, a world-wide organization working toward equality of opportunity for women in cycling.
I hope you can join us for the showing of the inspiring film, Half the Road.