Monday Morning Jamz

Shout out to Nick for getting me hooked on Kate Nash.

Mama Agatha Documentary Teaser

Have you ever seen something so adorable?

From Urban Velo:

The upcoming documentary Mama Agatha follows a group of migrant women from all around the world who are learning how to cycle in Amsterdam. Their teacher is a 59-year-old Ghanaian community mother, shown in this teaser. Filming continues though graduation in August with a full-length film to follow.

Penny In Yo Pants!

I know I’m about three weeks behind on this video going viral – but just in case you didn’t already check it out -

La Course

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Last week I went and saw Half the Road, a documentary about women’s professional road racing. Overall the movie was awesome – it was inspiring and informative, and gave the audience ideas of how they can support women’s professional road racing. (One thing I will say though, is that the movie could have been half as long and just as good, if not better. Two hours was a little long.)

One of the main points of the film is that the best way  to support women’s cycling is by simply watching it, and showing the media that there is an audience for this. It’s a simple and easy way to help increase the profile of women’s road racing. In that spirit, I want to urge you all to plan a way to watch La Course on July 27th! La Course will be a one-day women’s race alongside the Tour de France.

As Sam Squiers wrote in her article ‘Women’s Tour de France Needs You’:

This may just be one day, but it’s not a token gesture. It’s a trial. A test to see how popular, supported and lucrative women’s cycling is. It won’t remain a one day race forever, moving forward it will grow and develop in the sporting landscape and in people’s consciousness. The aim is to have the Women’s Tour de France grow to be the most prestigious and popular event on the Women’s calendar, like it is with the men.

But that can’t happen without your help.

This isn’t the first time that there is a women’s event being held in conjunction with the tour. In fact, in the 1980s Le Feminin was a multi-stage event held alongside the Tour that mirrored the men’s stages. Hopefully with enough media attention La Course can move towards the direction of Le Feminin.

La Course will be broadcast on Universal Sports Network, so please look into places that screen that network and consider organizing a group of friends to watch together.

If you’re located in Boston keep an eye out for Bikes Not Bombs and RAWR co-hosting a screening of La Course! I’ll post the details when everything is confirmed.

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