55 episodes

A podcast for women who love bicycles! We we celebrate all forms of riding and all forms of women, so whether you're a road cyclist, mountain biker, or bike commuter, you'll find your community here. Each week we'll week bring you interviews from inspiring women, and offer tips and tricks to help you thrive on the bike.

Femme Cyclist Podcast Kristen Bonkoski

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

A podcast for women who love bicycles! We we celebrate all forms of riding and all forms of women, so whether you're a road cyclist, mountain biker, or bike commuter, you'll find your community here. Each week we'll week bring you interviews from inspiring women, and offer tips and tricks to help you thrive on the bike.

    Strength Training For Cyclists With Dara Richman

    Strength Training For Cyclists With Dara Richman

    Is it easy to motivate yourself to go for a ride, but difficult to get yourself in the gym for strength training? I think this is the case for many of us, which is why I asked Dara Richman--a physical therapist and owner of the workout app The Leadpack--to come on the podcast to talk about strength training.
    We discuss why it's so important for us to be strength training, how much we need to be doing, how to fit it in with our bike training, and much more. If you're looking for a little inspiration to start or step up your strength training routine this winter, this episode is for you.

    Full Show Notes: https://femmecyclist.com/dara-richman-interview/
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    Tips To Help Keep You Biking Thru The Winter

    Tips To Help Keep You Biking Thru The Winter

    The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. Even if your indoor set up is dialed, sometimes you just have to get outside.   In this podcast episode, I share some of my top tips to help keep you comfortable and safe biking outdoors all winter long. 

    More Info Including Clothing/Gear Recommendations: https://www.femmecyclist.com/cold-weather-cycling/
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    Bikepacking For Beginners With Laura Heiner

    Bikepacking For Beginners With Laura Heiner

    Have you ever thought bikepacking sounded like something you'd like to try but didn't know where to start? Well this podcast episode is for you!


    Laura Heiner, founder of Idaho Women's Bikepacking, shares everything you need to know about bikepacking as a beginner. This includes what gear you need (and don't need), where to sleep, how to find routes and navigate, how to find people to ride with, and more. 


    Laura is the absolute best at teaching this stuff (she taught me!), and you'll finish listening to this interview feeling prepared to give it a shot.

    Full Show Notes: https://www.femmecyclist.com/bikepacking-for-beginners


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    Smoke N Fire 400: How A Community Of Strong Women Inspired Me To Complete My First Bikepacking Race

    Smoke N Fire 400: How A Community Of Strong Women Inspired Me To Complete My First Bikepacking Race

    I’ve long been the introverted, do-it-myself type. I like riding long miles alone, contemplating in silence. One might think these are ideal traits for a bikepacking racer.
    And they probably are. But my recent finish of my first ever bikepacking race, the Smoke N Fire 400, had almost nothing to do with being alone, and everything to do with a community.
    A community of women to be exact: Idaho Women’s Bikepacking. Founded by Laura Heiner, a long-time racer and multi-time finisher of the SNF 400, who was frustrated with the lack of women racing these events, the group taught me (and a lot of other women) how to bikepack.

    Full Story: https://www.femmecyclist.com/smoke-n-fire-400/
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    Mountain Biking In Oaxaca, Mexico With Amy Schweim From Radical Women's Pursuits

    Mountain Biking In Oaxaca, Mexico With Amy Schweim From Radical Women's Pursuits

    Have you been hunkered down at home for the last few years, dreaming of mountain bike vacations? Well, now is your time to finally go get out there!
    One great way to bike internationally is to join a tour group. I've done this in the past, and it's super helpful. They help take care of all of the logistics, they know what the good trails and routes are, so all you have to do is ride your bike and enjoy yourself!
    In this podcast episode, I chat with Amy Schweim from Women's Radical Pursuits. She runs mountain bike trips to Oaxaca, Mexico (as well as other Latin American countries). 
    Even if you're not interested in joining a tour (or going to Mexico), you'll get some good tips on traveling internationally to bike.

    Show Notes And More: https://femmecyclist.com/amy-schweim-interview/
     



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    On Being A Woman In The Bike Industry With Sarah Johnson

    On Being A Woman In The Bike Industry With Sarah Johnson

    Do you know how many women there are in C suite positions in the bike industry? Not many.
    Sarah Johnson, COO of Bunch bikes, is one of the few. In this episode, I get the opportunity to chat with Sarah about what it's like being a woman in the heavily male dominated bike industry, reinventing your career life and life, as well as one of my favorite topics: bike commuting.

    Learn More About Bunch Or Connect With Sarah
    Bunch Bikes: bunchbike.comSarah Johnson On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sarah-johnson-4036056/Full Transcript: https://femmecyclist.com/sarah-johnson-interview


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MaxicatsCousin ,

The community I didn’t know I needed

I’ve been a commuting and touring cyclist for 15 years and worked in a shop. Thought I already knew what I needed about biking, but this podcast has been a great way to learn more and push my boundaries! I’ve especially appreciated all of the talk about women specific issues (pregnancy and post partum riding!), size inclusive brands, and “how to” topics. This podcast helped me find the courage and the trails to get into mountain biking, and do it at my own pace!

AnnieOnTheRun ,

Worth the listen!

I love the practicality of her episodes. I have at least one takeaway from each podcast. I recently listened to the episode about how to build confidence as a rider. I implemented at least one of her tips today - ride alone and/or celebrate the accomplishments. On today’s ride I cleared some sections I hadn’t been able to previously. I celebrated by letting out a little “woohoo” to myself!

Believe.... ,

Inspiration

On my long commutes, while I dream of being on my bike instead. This podcast inspires me to keep riding and exploring. Loving the content!

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