Monday, August 16, 2010

Ladies drink free!

I got an email (press release?) from this bike shop in Avon. I complained once about bike shops and woman, maybe these guys are trying to redeem themselves. Here it is:


My name is Edgardo Rossetti, I’m contacting you on behalf of Sun & Ski Sports in Avon, CT. We are hosting Outdoor Divas, a women-only event, in partnership with the MS Society and HealthTrax, on August 19, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We are reaching out to local businesses, clubs and groups in the area and are pleased to extend an offer to you and your female athletes.

The various clinics will focus on:

  • Nutrition
  • Health assessments
  • Bicycle maintenance and repair
  • Bike fittings
  • Cycling shoe fittings and cleat placements

Additionally, Hor'dourves and wine will be provided.

Please let your female athletes know that they should RSVP at

For more information please contact us at 860.676.2300 x133 or at

Thank you!


Brendan said...

send us a press release and we'll probably post it!

Schleppi Longstocking said...

I'm not sure that isolation by sex is necessarily the answer. There are certainly women who would disagree with me, touting need for female-only spaces. But when someone starts to do this, then it raises many more questions. What about people who identify as women but were born with male genitals? What about people who were born female but now identify as male?

And really, aside from cycling while pregnant or nursing (literally, like nursing a wee infant while doing cyclocross) how different is cycling for women? Do we need more respect from sales clerks? Definitely. More females working at bike shops who know something? Yes. Not sure how a special time is needed for women to be fitted for cleats. It's not a bra fitting.

I guess it's good info for women who are too shy to expose their feet in mixed company.

Brendan said...

Bike fitting is different for men vs. women. Johanna and I are the same height, but she has longer legs, so she rides with a higher saddle, but a shorter top tube.

Interstatement said...

Bra-fitting is also different for men vs. women.

Brendan said...

it looked pretty similar according to that Seinfeld episode.