Women

Industry Shoutout: Ride Concepts Highlights Its ‘Badass Women on Bikes’

Wondering who the riders are behind Ride Concepts? Meet them in this sweet staff tribute film.

For the past month, Ride Concepts has been featuring photos, stories, and highlight reels on various women in mountain biking. “As May wraps up, we decided that the best way to complete our #SheRidesEveryDay feature is to offer an inside look at the women of Ride Concepts,” the company shared. 

Ride Concepts is a Reno, Nevada-based, rider-owned bike footwear company shop.

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Homeless man arrested after approaching women at Water Oak swimming pool

Roger Lemire

A homeless man was arrested after approaching women at the swimming pool at the Water Oak 55+ community in Lady Lake.

Lady Lake police were called shortly before 8 p.m. to the clubhouse and pool where a woman said she was approached by an intoxicated male who asked her if she was “alone.” A woman who witnessed the incident began to leave, but the man followed her and put his hand on the back of her shoulder, according to the arrest report.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the man in the hot tub drinking an

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Black Women Run for Resistance

When Sylvia Jimerson laced up her shoes on May 8, 2020, she prepared herself for a meaningful run. Rather than focusing on her fitness, her miles that day would be part of a resistance to the racism and white supremacy that seemed to impact every part of American society this year.

Jimerson and her daughters, Syrae, 11, and Jayda, 9, joined thousands of others who laced up to “Run With Ahmaud,” a virtual event meant to remember Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery’s killing sent waves through the running community, with organizations like Harlem Run Club, Latinos Run, and Runner’s World running in

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Women’s Bike Seat Pain | Saddle Sores and Common Issues for Women

I was sitting around a dinner table with a few pro women cyclists when the conversation turned to the decidedly un-table-talk topic of women’s saddle sores and, well, worse.

“I ‘grow a set’ every season,” said one woman. “I won’t even get a check-up because my gynecologist is so shocked by how swollen I am, I’m embarrassed.”

As I tried to surreptitiously remove my jaw from the table, others chimed in with their own issues, which ranged from the errant ingrown hair to labial swelling so severe, they were considering surgery. I pulled out my phone when dinner was done

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