Let’s Race Bikes! gets a strong start (Photos from launch party)

Let’s Race Bikes! gets a strong start (Photos from launch party)

Big crowd for Let’s Race Bikes! launch party.
(Photos by Will Wall)

Last month we shared a bit about Let’s Race Bikes!, a new coalition of local teams that want to encourage more women to suit up and race on the road. They had their big launch party on Saturday night and we heard from one of the organizers, Karey Miles, that it was a huge success.

Miles says over 250 people turned out for the party and there were a “whopping” 65 ladies who showed up the morning after for a group ride in the rain. The party was both a launch and a fundraiser to support women’s racing. Attendees snapped up raffle tickets in hopes of winning one of the many donated prizes.

The women behind Let’s Race Bikes! plan to host rides and clinics in the coming months as the 2013 road racing season is just around the corner.

Check out a few more photos from the event below (and if you are race-curious, take the Let’s Race Bikes! survey):

One of the women behind Let’s Race Bikes!, Karey Miles.

The crowded raffle table.

Sharon Anderson Sandoval of Team Ironclad, selling beer.

Sarah Tisdale handing a prize to a future racer.

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