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'Girl-friendliest' New women’s cycling event bebuts Mother’s Day weekend in Snohomish

'Girl-friendliest' New women’s cycling event bebuts Mother’s Day weekend in Snohomish

by Cristen Ellis (Volunteer and Cyclist)

KING5.com

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:26 AM

This is a super cool thing to do Mother’s Day Weekend! Registrations are ramping upfor the first women’s cycling event in the nation to provide a luxury 5th Avenue memento rewarding each and every participant’s personal best.  The Women’s Living the Dream Ride is being touted as “Washington States Most Beautiful Ride for Women” for a few reasons.  Number one: the finish line prize is a girl’s best friend.  And secondly, the awesomely beautiful, flat course.  It debuts May 11th, Saturday before Mother’s Day and aims to celebrate all the things ladies love.

 “We already have groups of women and families coming from Canada to participate.  We have riders coming in from Portland, Oregon and eastern Washington too.” Says Tina Kuna, the Event Director and co-founder of the non-profit, Living the Dream Foundation and
Dream Dinners meal assembly, the title sponsor.

This recreational ride offers cyclists lots of safety and support on low traffic roads with four distances to choose from; the 18,24,36 mile routes or a metric century, (62 miles).  “We planned super flat, beautiful courses along the river and over romantic bridges.  Our goal is to support riders no matter what level of cycling you are at.  We have a number of ladies training on the long route for the STP, Seattle to Portland ride in July.” Kuna said. Organizers are hoping this becomes the place to be to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend in years to come.
 
The ride is a “girl-friendly” event in other ways. Shopping -and lots of it.  Festivities kick off on Friday night 4-7:30pm with a sunset “Wine. Sip. Shop.” pre-party thru historic bakeries and antique shops. Pre-party tickets are just $10 dollars and anyone can join the Friday fun. The public is welcome.  Women’s Living the Dream Ride registration is $150.00 and includes a special lunch too. But hurry to get in.  There’s no event day registration and the deadline is coming up at midnight April 10th.

A portion of proceeds benefit two charity partners,Snohomish Community Kitchen to help in the fight against hunger and The Bicycle Alliance. For information go to: www.livingthedreamride.org or Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/LivingtheDreamRide     
 
 

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