This year, several women learned the joys of bicycling in a fun group through Nothing But Us Chicks rides. Pattie came to her first group ride in July. At the time she was riding a hybrid bike, but with most of the rest of the group on road bikes, she had to work harder on her bike. She started renting road bikes from BGI for the evening rides and liked the feeling of freedom she got when riding a lighter, more responsive bike. So at BGI’s Labor Day Sale, Pattie picked out a beauty! Pattie bought a Giant Avail 3 W. She was so excited she rode it that same day and texted me while on her first ride: "I’m on my new bike!" (I have to assume she was stopped at the time!)

Pictures of Pattie and her new bike when she rode it on the Monon:

Pattie has gone on several bike rides since then. The last time I rode with her in October, I had a hard time keeping up!

Connie Szabo Schmucker
Advocacy Director
Bicycle Garage Indy/BGI Fitness
Indianapolis & Greenwood, IN
cschmucker@bgindy.com