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2013 BYY Calander of Events

Here’s looking at another year of fun cycling events and yoga with some down to earth cyclists. There is no doubt about the the yoga buzz goign on in the cycling community.. if your not doing it you’re missing a great deal of your cycling skills never being brought to their fullest potential.  Here’s what  Bicycling magazine has to say “Cycle Some Yoga into Your Cross Training”  They agree yoga postures might be the way to take your cycling to another, higher level.

VeloNews is also talking about the benefits of yoga for cyclists. A detailed list of common bodily ailments is described and just about any yoga pose can help with them. Such as “low-back pain, weak upper body, limited flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexion and common injuries including IT Band tendonitis, Patellar tendonitis and torsions or misalignments of the knee and foot that start in the gluteals”.

So when are you buying your yoga class pass at the nearest yoga studio or gym yoga classes?  Better yet if Bicycles Yoga and You is in your neighborhood come to our classes or join us at our latest event! Yoga not only helps re-aline the body’s muscles and bones but helps with the breath and relaxation all which can improve any athlete or recreational cyclist  life.

  • Sea Otter Classic, Monterey ,CA  April 17 – 21    
  • Zia Rides, 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest, Gallup, NM June  15        
  • Shine Riders Co, Queen of the Mountain: Squaw Valley, CA September 13 – 15
  • Outerbike, Moab, UT October 4 – 6

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sea Otter Classic, Monterey ,CA  April 18 – 21,  2pm – 3pm in the Chaparral campground club house. See site maps for directions. There will be yoga mats for sale. $2o for a premium blue mat w/logo. Also BYY logo ladies tanks and  t-shirts for sale so bring a little extra cash with you to get a great deal on some cool merchandise which also helps support the yoga teacher.

24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest, Gallup, NM June 15/16 by Zia Rides, here in New Mexico. Get our pre race Yoga on (racing not a prerequisite for joining in) and some fun kid like activities in for the family.

Queen of the Mountain: Squaw Valley, CA September 13 – 15. Sponsored by Shineriders and hosted by the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival. Lindsay Beth Currier is putting on another fabulous 3rd annual event. And what could be better than teaming up with the big boys.  This ladies Mountain Bike clinic is fostered to meet the fun time needs of the ladies on the hill. Focusing on safety and wellness this event will surely inspire you! Yoga will be available throughout the day so check out the website for details to come.

Outerbike, Moab, UT October 4 – 6. Another year of refreshing yoga out of doors. Please join us for this unique event. get your ride on with 2014′s hottest bikes on the line from some of the grooviest companies out there making bicycles. yoga will be offered both in the AM and PM see site for more detail to come. Just come to the event and you’ll see why we plan on being here every year!

 

 

BOMBS 2012

BOMBs w/ Coach Henri

BOMBS 2012 was quite the event at 6months pregnant! We decided to hold a mini clinic or 1 day clinic by the request of participants last year. Lucky mama to be…

Back in Monterey California, we once again teamed up with MORCA (Monterey Off Road Cycling Association) Lead Coach Henrietta swept the day away with her top notch beginner basics with our newbie participants. The best thing about Henri’s skills is that she always gets the ladies back on the bike even after the clinic weekend is over! We have even seen some of the BOMBS participants become active members in MORCA! That us what we hope for, is to build on the local cycling associations membership….

The Bay area weather cooperated for us the whole morning and afternoon. There were  bright blue skies and sunny warmth all day. Starting with seat adjustments and pedaling basics we rode off to the skills practice area. Working on build speed in turns, switchbacks, and breaking, we were ready for a skilled ride.

up and over, turning left
descending on to the race course

The best part about riding through the old intergarrison trails are the canopy of oaks and smooth swooping single track. There was a CCCX race course set up for the following day. We practiced on some of the trickiest parts of this course. These BOMBs were riding tough by the end of the day! Lunch was BBQ birthday party at a fellow MORCAN’s house back in Monterey. What a great way to end the day w/past BOMBs participants, local cycling club members and dear friends. This pregnant mom was ready to call it a YEAR end at Bicycles Yoga and You. See you next year.. +1 :)

Thanks to local sponsors like On The Beach Surf Shop and Monterey Motors offered service gift certificates. We also had Paceline Productions, Tough Chik and and of course Luna Bar donating generously, making some sweet schwg bags.

 

Bicycle Madness 2012

This 2nd annual Albuquerque event hosted by Women Riding Well, affiliates of Simpatico Cycling Studio is where it is at for bicycle friendly businesses. Each summer the local fan fair of cycling advocates, bike shops, non profits, fun rides, yoga for cyclists, cycling events, etc… come out and display their goods and services in one place. Plus it gives those in the business to network with others in efforts to join forces and build a stronger cycling community in the hood!

safety first

Ghost Bikes Albuquerque was neighbors with BYY, gearing up for their local Can You See Us Now ride. Bringing bicycle awareness to the community in one large pack! There are several Ghost Bikes up over town. Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. see http://www.dukecityfix.com/group/albuquerqueansforghostbikes

vendor row
BYY and ABQ Ghost Bikes

24 hours in the Enchanted Forest

pigeon
basic hip stretch

Can we say PRE RACE YOGA or YOGA for kids? This Zia Rides event turned out to be one for the Kids! Most of them signed up for the Enchanted loop as a team to ride a portion of the course mapped out just for the young ones. Well, these kids knew where it was at with a nice yoga warm up. Thanks for coming out and supporting the Bicycles Yoga and You!

shavasana

Hot off the press!

Shine Riders Co.  ultimate female free ride movement, fearless leader has recently posted her passionate comments about BYY. Lindsay with her 28 something spunk has taken a step above her over intentions with her 2 year old business Shine Riders Co. She is reaching out to ALL women who are leading the way encouraging women to come out on their bicycles and have some fun in the dirt with other female riders! She too was  inspired by her passion to ride with women and have a great time led to the formation of what she is living and enjoying  today riding, traveling and making new girlfriends..

Lindsay currently offers free ride skills clinics and guided rides in CA, NV, UT, CO, NM & AZ and will travel to ride! Check her out @  shineridersco.com

Lindsay is ttruly a Babe on a Mountain Bike

http://www.shineridersco.com/2012/06/bicycles-yoga-and-you-ladies-mountain.html

More yoga at the Wellness Space in Albuquerque!

1500 B Lomas

By popular demand and yogis wanting to improve their weekly practice, we are adding another yoga class starting June 5, on Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 6:30pm.Come spend you evening with us cooling down from the heat!

OUR SCHEDULE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

TU, TH Therapeutic Flow 5:30 – 6:30 pm

WED 12 – 1 pm and every third SAT  9 – 10 am Hatha Flow

Next SAT Class June 30th! 9am see you there

There will also be a slight fee increase in drop in classes. $12.00 per drop in and $50 for a 5 class pass. This will be effective July 1, 2012.

Don’t forget  Bicycle Madness at the Los Ranchos Growers market on the 9th. Gluten Free Goods will be fore sale.. mmmmm, good for you..

click on Face Book page at top and see full details or just click the links below

http://www.facebook.com/events/339040252828210/

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What did BYY do at SOC besides teach yoga?

The best thing about Sea Otter is the people in the industry, making friendships that last year after year. We at BYY love seeing small businesses grow into big businesses as the loyal cycling community takes part in purchasing their products weekly, monthly and yearly. You have never seen a severe economic downturn in the business of cycling athletes. We put our money where our passions lie.

Some of our favorite vendors at SOC are Touch Chik, Dirt Rag Magazine, IMBA,  Dude Girl, Cog Wild, Cliff, Lara Bar, Nunn electrolyte recovery tablets, Osprey, Green Guru, Bicycle Gems, Honey Stinger, and Pivot Cycles just to name a few. We expect to see some of these companies joining us in our efforts with Babes On Mountain Bikes as a few already have.

First things first get your ride on after yoga. Allison at PIVOT Cycles getting me all set up Mach 429.  A fog free day at SOC! The second ride MOOTS. Wow! hand built in Steam Boat Springs, CO.

Time to watch some tricks!The Cliff band rocks the venue!

 

Here comes the fog!

Two generations of Dirt Rag
Over 40 competitive Athletes ladies panel, including well known Rebeca Rusch, and local Bev Cheny

Registration is closed for BOMBs Monterey, June 23 2012

If you missed us this year check us out next year and  remember we can do small groups and individual clinics too.

REGISTER at WWW.ACTIVE.COM:  Key word search Monterey Babes on Mountain Bikes

OUR schedule is as follows:

 SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2012

8:15 – 9:00 . . . Meet for registration, pre-ride instructions,

and light healthy breakfast (Toro Park  501 hwy 68, Salinas 93908)

9:00 – 10:15 . . Technical Skills & Bike Basics

10:15 – 10:30 . . 15 minute beak, rest and fuel up on healthy snacks

10:30 – 11:30 . . Bike clinic continued

11:30 – 12:15 . . Recovery Yoga for Cyclists

12:30 – 1:30 . . . Lunch at park, healthy snacks, & schwag!

1:30 – 2:00 . . . . Carpool to ride area

2:00 – 4:00 . . . . Guide led ride

4:00 – 4:15 . . . . Farewell and Thank You!

Sea Otter was a success!

Yoga class was held every day at 7:30am. In a clubhouse room on the campground over looking the event. These were some dedicated yogis that showed up! Weather by the coast is always about layers..

Many of the students told me they felt so good they knew they needed to do yoga and will make it a regular routine
Some said they felt yoga in the morning really enhanced their performance on the course while racing!
Some came back the next day because they felt so good…
That’s what we want to hear!

A general questionnaire was filled out by most of the students after class here are some positive results!

Yoga attendance:
Th/ 4 participants
Fr/ 19 participants 3 returning from Th
Sat/ 9 participants 4 returning from Th &Fr
Sun/ 9 participants  5 returning from th/fr/sat

Comments to SOC about having yoga at the event:
Thank you
please continue
very important for strength and endurance athletes
very very helpful!
come back
like the location
more yoga
please keep it
please continue to yoga at SOC it is a real benefit to me
keep it up

Were you satisfied with yoga at SOC?  very satisfied: 13 people
satisfied: 4 people
not satisfied: 0 people

Comments to instructor about the class:
Rita was an awesome instructor! I really enjoyed her classes.
I would have her back again next year!
Rita is a very good instructor. She is great with modifications.
A perfect blend of yoga postures.
Rita is a spectacular instructor and wonderful to spend time with. 
I enjoyed the challenge of gravity “postures” today.

On a scale of 1 – 5 (5 being the most important) yoga is part of my cycling routine
1/0
2/0
3/5
4/4
5/8

Bicycles, Yoga and You going to Sea Otter

otter

See you guys at Sea Otter!

More info at the Volkwagon Sea Otter 2012 site– http://www.seaotterclassic.com/index.cfm/Yoga.htm