Introducing: Bike Buddy
If you’ve ever looked longingly at people riding bikes around town or on tour and thought:
That looks like fun, I’d like to try that, but it’s not for me, it’s only for other people. I’m not XYZ-enough.
want NEED you to know that’s probably not true.
Over the years, it’s astonished me how many of my friends reveal that they think riding a bike special or hard.
Let me tell you, IT’S NOT – or at least, it doesn’t need to be.
I’m the first person to tell you that you don’t need my help, you can totally do it yourself – but I understand why someone might want a little help getting started.
And if a little help is what it takes, then I’m here for you.
This Bike Buddy program is born out of years of real women asking real questions to help them build the confidence to try on riding bikes.
I’m not keen on the word “coach” here – think of me as your friendly, enthusiastic pal who has been there and can help bridge the gap because you deserve to experience the transformative power of the bike. (More on that below.)
If you’ve wanted to but something is holding you back, then we need to talk.
I can help:
- identify your motivation and help set goals
- demystify bike terms & vocabulary
- narrow down the right bike for you and arrange test rides
- know what questions to ask you local bike shop
- be prepared for what questions they will ask you
- route planning
- recommendations on tools, apps and resources
- ride together*
- show you how to ride in traffic and in groups*
Look, if you have even the slightest curiosity or desire, you owe it to yourself to try on – with me or not.
Sure, you know bikes are good for your health, confidence, personal economy, community, but did you know riding bikes can be a sacred, distraction-free time, a moving meditation to steady yourself in the din of everyday life.
Riding a bike is one of the few times you can be both fully present in your body and either let your mind go clear, relieve stress, use the time to work through stuff, or simply enjoy the ride.
I highly recommend that last one.
Benefits of working with me:
- Personal attention
- Desire for your success
- Friendly, positive attitude
- Innovative thinking / problem solving
- Been there: I understand feeling intimidated and want to help bridge the gap for you
- Sometimes I’m funny
We will meet via Skype or Google Hangout, or by telephone. Discussions will include your motivation, goals, necessary gear, route planning and more, as needed.
Whether you’re in Portland, Maine or Portland, Oregon there’s a Bike Buddy package that’s right for you: