Women Race Bikes

Women Race Bikes is redefining traditional race coverage, using all the storytelling tools available to report on women’s professional cycling.
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Sarai Snyder
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Women Race Bikes is on a mission to give voice to women’s professional cycling, covering all aspects of women competing on bicycles, from downhill to road racing, from cyclocross to BMX, from training to victory, from domestic to international. We tell the courageous stories of women on two wheels inspiring fans, empowering riders, encouraging equal opportunity, to honor and grow the sport of cycling.

In 2010 Girl Bike Love started as The Hub and Soul of Women's Cycling. We have focused our energy on sharing stories of women riding bikes, sharing gear and tech reviews, and advocating for more, better, safer cycling. 

We have developed a strong community and following all around the world. With this platform, we created CycloFemme, A Global Women's Cycling Day to Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Empower the Future of Women in Cycling. In just 3 years we have grown to over 300 rides in 31 countries. 

Now with a dedicated following all over the world, we are proud to honor yet another aspect of women’s cycling–the athletes who inspire, astound, and empower us, captivating our hearts and minds, filling our imagination with new possibility–every single day.

We are proud to bring you Women Race Bikes.

Women Race Bikes will provide coverage for women's Road, TT, Mountain, Cyclocross, Track and BMX racing, with photos, stories, interviews, video, social media coverage, and streaming updates with a specially designed App from the creators of Tour Tracker.

photo courtesy of Velofocus

What We Need & Why We Need It.

Our basic fundraising goal is $80,000 to cover the costs of:

  • Developing a dynamic and interactive website
  • Purchasing equipment (photo, video, satellite phones, etc.)
  • Travel to race venues
  • Mobile App development
  • Salaries!
  • Freelance writers and photographers
As you may have guessed, $80,000 is a great start but we might need a little more to have the impact we are striving for. We are also applying for grants and seeking great partnerships. We hope to see this campaign reach our stretch goal of $150,000.

The Impact

Women Race Bikes is redefining traditional race coverage, using all the storytelling tools at our disposal to report on the under-exposed sport of women’s professional cycling. By providing consistent coverage of athletes and events, we reveal the heart and soul of women’s cycling, elevating its presence in the U.S. and abroad.

By bringing stories of women's racing to our community of riders, we will create more fans. By creating more fans we will see greater sponsorship, support, and events for women who race bikes.

    Risks & Challenges

    Women's Professional Cycling is seeing a shift. It is growing and gaining momentum, but it has been under-supported for a very long time. Often working with only a portion the funding needed, programs and events struggle to reach potential.

    We anticipate facing these same challenges. But we are in it for the long haul. We love bikes. We love riding. We love racing, and we love to share our passion.

    By consistently telling great stories of women racing bikes, we will inspire more fans, we will raise the aspiration for women and girls to climb to the top, we will honor and grow the sport of women's professional cycling. 

    photo courtesy of Velofocus

    Other Ways You Can Help

    This campaign isn't just about raising funds but about raising awareness for women's racing! 

    Help us by telling the world how much you love women's bike racing. Here's how:

    1. Share this campaign using the Indiegogo share buttons.

    2. Tag #WomenRaceBikes on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

    3. Are you a woman that races bikes? Post a video to Instagram and tell the world who you are and who you race for! Use the hastag #womenracebikes

    BE A FAN. Women's bike racing needs you. Go to the races, cheer the athletes, make noise, support the companies that support women's racing, share your passion. 

    Together, we can make history.


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    $3,180USD
    raised by 52 people in 1 month
    4% funded
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    $80,000 USD goal
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    This campaign ended on July 29, 2014
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    • $15USD
      Rider

      We'll send out a public "thank you" with your name on the Hall of Fame page of womenracebikes.com!

      7 claimed
    • $30USD
      Rider

      Not only will you get your name on our Hall of Fame page of womenracebikes.com, we'll send some WRB stickers your way!

      5 claimed
    • $50USD
      Racer

      We are making a limited edition t-shirt just for you! We will also send out the stickers and put your name in the WRB Hall of Fame on womenracebikes.com. (Not just for the ladies! We have Manbassador t-shirts too!)

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    • $100USD
      Mud Slinger

      Get ready for Cross season with a WRB Cowbell! Ring it while you wear your special edition t-shirt! Don't forget about the stickers and the "thank you" in our WRB Hall of Fame. You get that too.

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    • $250USD
      Roadie

      Stay hydrated with a couple of WRB water bottles! You'll also get the cowbell, the t-shirt, the stickers and a very public thank you with your name in the WRB Hall of Fame.

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    • $500USD
      Collector

      You'll get a special edition, screen printed WRB launch poster plus all the other great stuff from the $250 perk.

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    • $5,000USD
      Pro

      You and a guest get to come ride with the pros for a weekend in Steamboat Springs, CO! Road and Mountain Bike packages available. You'll also get the special edition t-shirt, water bottles, stickers, and your name in the WRB Hall of Fame! (Travel to Steamboat Springs not included)

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    • $10,000USD
      Fan for Life

      VIP interactive race weekend with WRB! We will take you along for the ride to one of the top US women's races! Help us gather photos and interviews of your favorite pros. WARNING: We might actually put you to work! You'll also get all the other fancy goods of the $500 level. (travel to the race venue not included)

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