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by Ella CyclingTips
April 15, 2016
Photography by Meg McMahon
WOMEN'S CYCLING BROUGHT TO YOU BY ORBEA
At the beginning of the month, a few dozen riders set out from Asheville, North Carolina, to ride 440 miles over four days in the name of bicycle advocacy.
With a goal to raise funds and awareness, this advocacy effort, called Ride on Atlanta, is led by former professional cyclist and PeopleforBikes advocate Tim Johnson, who choose a route that purposely visited uncomfortable road and communities where bike infrastructure and road safety is needed the most.
Among the participants where Trek’s Women’s Marketing Manager, Emily Bremer, and Specialized’s Advocacy Manager, Lucy August-Perna, who decided to put their brand competition aside and join forces to raise awareness and funds for bike infrastructure. Ella CyclingTips talked to Bremer and August-Perna beforehand to learn more about the advocacy effort and the challenges they were facing. You can read the article here. Now that they’ve survived and recovered from their 440-mile ride, we checked in with the two women to see what they learned. Here is what they had to say: