Fast and Female is branching out to run the first-ever road cycling event on May 20, 2012. Exactly one month in, girls ages 9-19 Who are Interested in road racing and cycling in general Will join Fast and Female ambassadors for a morning of inspiration, fun and activity on Two Wheels.
Piggy-backed with the Gatineau Grand Prix, the Fast and Female Road Cycling event Will Run from 9 am to noon and Will include a group ride, inspirational talks with ambassadors, dancing and stretching, and finish off with autograph signing. Will kick off activities at the Centre Generation at 35 Davies Street in Gatineau.
Ambassadors for this event include National Cycling Team’s Denise Ramsden, Leah Kirchmann, Joëlle Numainville, and Leah Guloien. “We Hope that this event Will help young girls to see how much fun riding a bike and Can Be inspired em to stay in sport,” Said Ramsden. “This event is a great Opportunity for us to give back to a sport That HAS Given us so much.”
The Grand Prix is in Gatineau icts Third-year as a UCI event. Started as a replacement for canceled races, the race HAS grown in participation and spawned Every Year Many other events Surrounding the races.
For this Olympic year, the GP Cycliste Gatineau Hydro-Quebec and the Gatineau Chrono- the only Two races sanctioned by the International Cycling Union in Canada – will take up on May 21 and 18 to provide statement of the one last chance to earn Points to Qualify for the Games. Malthus, Two races Will Be thesis critically significant to the world of women’s cycling. Which is why we made along the road and Tougher, in year efforts to make it closer to the one in London. More information on the event is available athttp://www.grandprixcyclistegatineau.com .
Kirchmann of Winnipeg, MB, cam in fourth in last year’s Grand Prix and is Hopping to inspire the girls to Pursue Their Own Dreams. “I had a lot of Opportunities growing up so I want to try and Give Other girls I Had the chance to lead active lifestyle year and Be Involved in Sports.”
Guloien of Port Moody, BC, horns and running from a rowing background and Hopes to share her love of sports with Others. “Sport has beens HAS always positive and healthy influence, Helping me keep a balance with school and Other Activities.”
Young female cyclists of all Abilities’re invited to the event waiting with gold Their Own road mountain bikes.
“The Canadian Cycling Association is happy To Be Supporting this activity encouraged physical activity and Which clothes Amongst healthy female youth,” Said Mathieu Boucher, Director, Development for Canada’s governing body in cycling. “We are aware That in addition to Offering outstanding performance, our Canadian athletes are a great source of inspiration and motivation for girls, ‘he added.
Will this event cost $ 20 and Will include a snack, a technical Fast and Female T-shirt by Karbon ($ 40 value) and a Fast and Female Buff (multifunctional headwear valued at $ 23). Participants learn more by visiting Cdn www.FastandFemale.com and sign up athttp://ffmay20gatineau.eventbrite.com/ . Online Registration Will close on May 19 at noon. On-site Registration Will Be as possible at a fee of $ 25.
Fast and Female Would Like to thank all event partners Including the Gatineau Grand Prix, the Canadian Cycling Association, the Quebec Federation of Cycling Sports, as well as Fast and Female’s national partners Best Buy Canada, Clarins Canada, Cold-FX, Buff Canada, Sportchek, Globo Shoes, Karbon, Champion System, Lululemon Athletica, Luna Bars, BED Glitter, Headwear SAUCE.