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The Joyride Podcast celebrates women on bikes!

The Joyride Podcast! Cat Caperello

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The Joyride Podcast celebrates women on bikes!

    040: Let's talk bikes, adventure, and camping with Molly Sugar and Jocelyn Quarrell of WTF Bikexplorers

    040: Let's talk bikes, adventure, and camping with Molly Sugar and Jocelyn Quarrell of WTF Bikexplorers

    The Joyride is a listener supported show, so if you likey what we're doing here please visit thejoyridepodcast.com/support to learn how you can support the show with a one-time or recurring donation for as little as a dollar.
    Joyriders, Meet Molly & Jocelyn! Ah, you blurry ass iPhone!



    On this LONG AWAITED season finale, we hang out at StreamPDX with bike adventure organizers and general badasses Molly Sugar of Friends on Bikes and Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell of Komorebi Cycling. Molly and Jocelyn are two of the six gals who are heading up WTF Bikexplorers.
    I am so excited to share this chat with you. On this episode we hang out at StreamPDX - a cute n cozy little Airstream turned recording studio - and talk about all the good stuff - including WTF bikeplorers, favorite stretches of road, cat holes, camping jitters, and more.

    Topics: Adventure Cycling Bikecentennnial
    Molly googles “how to bike across america”
    Trans Am route
    greg siple photography
    oregon stampede
    oregon bikepacking
    ride with gps
    komorebi cycling
    portland design works
    ride with gps: ride reports
    sugar wheel works
    ‘Yonce - Blow

    Whitney Ford-Terry - "the guru of everything”
    impractical packing necessities!
    first aid kits
    safety meetings
    leave no trace! outdoor ethics
    cat holes - bury yer poops 6”-7” deep, 200 ft from any body of water!
    Klickitat Trail (Klickitat River)
    White River Wildlife Area in Central Oregon
    Whitefish, MT
    TransCuba Route - Bikepacking.com
    Swift Industries - Cuba touring gallery
    Oregon Timber Trail
    Annie Londonderry
    Oregon Outback
    4 Rivers Bike Path - Seoul to Busang, Korea
    WTFBikexplorers Regional Ride Series!
    FB Group & Subscribe to the newsletter, y’all!
    WTF Folks! Share your bike stories! WTFbikeexplorers[at]gmail.com
     

     
    Big thanks to Molly Sugar and Jocelyn Quarrel for hanging out, and thanks to all the WTF Bikexplorers - including Whitney, Sarah, Mary, and Nam - for all the work they're doing to get folks on bikes out into the wild.
     
    I had the pleasure of going to the third and final bike adventure workshop that Jocelyn and Molly coordinated with Cup & Bar here in Portland. I got to hang out, have a beer with pals, do some learnin', and hear some great stories from voices you already know - such as friend of the show Mollie Futterman from launch week! She told us about a recent bike packing trip to Costa Rica - and some others who I hope to introduce you to soon!
     
    Oh, all you Molly Sugar fans out there - check her out on PLP Talks.

     
    Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:
    WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: (Patagonia, AZ) April 12-15
    Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: California Coast Redwoods Ramble: June 1-3 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 Strawberry Century: June 9 WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: (Bend, Oregon) June 15-17 WomenBike Camping with YOURS TRULY: June 16-17 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTF Bikexplorers Regional Ride: (Vermont Green Mountains) July 20 - 23 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) Swift Summit Northwest 200 |100: August 11 WTF Bikexplorers Summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Veni Vidi Velo - aka V3:  August 17 - 19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA)
    Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution.
    Ratings and reviews help wi

    • 1 hr 25 min
    039: PedalLove | The bike is a tool for optimism: Peddling authenticity, advocacy, growth markets, and heart with Pedallove's Melissa Balmer

    039: PedalLove | The bike is a tool for optimism: Peddling authenticity, advocacy, growth markets, and heart with Pedallove's Melissa Balmer

    Joyriders, Meet Melissa! Friends, I have a confession. I kind of have a secret love coloring books, combine that with my not-so-secret love for bikes, and well - you've got my attention. That's how I discovered PedalLove.org Founder and Editor Melissa Balmer who focuses on thought leadership and storytelling tools to grow more active, sustainable, mindful mobility.
    The Joyride is a listener supported show, so if you like what we're doing here please visit thejoyridepodcast.com/support to learn how you can support the show with a one time or recurring donation for as little as a dollar.

    JOYRIDERS! Melissa has given us special access to two coloring pages! Click here to download!
    Topics: Long Beach, California
    A 35 year break
    BikeLongBeach
    Cyclone Coasters!
    "The bike is a strength maximizer" ~ Steve Jobs.
    "The bike is a tool for optimism" ~ Melissa Balmer
    TEDxSoCal - Charlie Gandy - Creating Charismatic Communities
    Places for Bikes - Pro walks pro bike pro place conference: https://www.walkbikeplaces.org/
    Janette Sadik-Khan
    Joyride by Mia Burke
    Pedaling Revolution
    Susi @ VeloJoy
    GirlTrek


     
    Listen to Melissa with Arleigh on the Shift Up Podcast
    Martone Cycling
    Linus Bikes
    Public Bikes
    Electra Bikes
     
    Bikes & Lifestyle media
    Pedago Bikes
    Georgena Terry
    4 tips for bike shops
    Marie Forleo & Seth Godin
    The Surprising Promise of Bicycling in America

    Kittie Knox breaks the rules.

    Download your coloring pages courtesy of PedalLove here. Let's be real - there's a Susan B. Anthony quote over the image of Kittie Knox, but Susan B. Anthony was a noted racist.
    https://www.npr.org/2011/03/25/134849480/the-root-how-racism-tainted-womens-suffrage https://www.teenvogue.com/story/womens-suffrage-leaders-left-out-black-women Deb Hubsmith
    Mark Bixby
     
    Thanks for hanging out, Melissa, and thanks for the coloring pages!
    Be sure to check out PedalLove.org, follow on Insta or Facebook, 
    Listeners, Melissa and I would love to see what you color. Go ahead and tag @thejoyridepodcast and @pedallove in your instagram pic and you'll be entered to win a copy of Taking the Lane #14 Bikequity: Money, Class , & Bicycling! You have until April 30, 2018! Go forth and color!
     
    Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:
    Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): March 28 Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA)
    Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution.
     
    Ratings and reviews help with that (pssst, I read your 5-star reviews on the show!!) but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.
    Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage."
    Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.
    Forever Forward!
    xo
    ~C
    The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    038: Let's talk gravel, bike camping, and challenging the status quo with Seattle-based blogger Marley Blonsky

    038: Let's talk gravel, bike camping, and challenging the status quo with Seattle-based blogger Marley Blonsky

    Joyriders, Meet Marley! Friends, I'm so stoked to introduce you to Marley Blonsky.  I absolutely love her unapologetic refusal to make biking in a bigger body about weight loss. GOOD STUFF. I'm not blowing smoke when I say that the content Marley makes just by living her life is stuff I wish I had seen 10 years ago! Hashtag inspiring.

    First, friends, Marley and I were supposed to record at StreamPDX this weekend, but there was change of plans. It didn't work out as we had hoped, this particular story below is one that I love and reference in the beginning of the show. I learned about it on this guy's podcast, Secular Buddhism.

    Marley’s blog: LifeonTwoWheels
    Biking While Fat
    Jessamyn Stanley
    Molly Sugar / Ride with GPS / Friends on Bikes
    Gals Ride the Dalles!
    Madi Carlson + Pixie
    Ella Cycling Tips
    F your comments section
    How has your packing changed with experience?
    BIKE SNAAAACKS
    Anna Brones
    The Culinary Cyclist
    Anna & Brendan Leonard: Best Served Wild
    PAD THAI Y’ALL
    Big Agnes sleeping pad
    zPad
    Marley x Olivia Round
    First night jitters
     
    Stoked Spoke by Swift Industries
    Whitefish, Montana - 3 day, 105 mi gravel ride
    #fuckyourbullshit
    Lael Wilcox!
    Lael’s women's scholarship + 1000 mile challenge
    Lael Wilcox on PLP Talks!
    The Dalles Mountain 60
    Big Valley Road / Kitsap Peninsula
    Bike Camping near Seattle!!
    Manchester State Park
    Bikin Obama @ Mt. Ranier
    Biking Alaska
    The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
    Hiking the PCT
    Parting Words of Wisdom
    Follow Marley on Instagram, Twitter if yer nasty, and check out her writing at LifeonTwoWheels!
     
    Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:
    Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): February 28, March 28 Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y'all) WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA)
    Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution.
    Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you.
    Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.
    Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage."
    Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.
    Forever Forward!
    xo
    ~C
    The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    037: Let's meet the 2018 Liv Bicycles Brand Ambassador Sonia Ruiz

    037: Let's meet the 2018 Liv Bicycles Brand Ambassador Sonia Ruiz

    > > > The Joyride Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Find out how you can keep the bike love flowing at thejoyridepodcast.com/support.  
    Joyriders, Meet Sonia! On this episode we meet up with the 2018 Liv Cycling Brand ambassador for Portland, Sonia Ruiz. We talk about some of her plans for the season, bike trains, and periods.
     
    Today's episode is a little different than what you're used to. I met up with Sonia after she led the Winter Warm up ride - AND Oh my goodness folks, what an amazing day!

     

     
    The weather was great, I got to meet some new folks, enjoy a delicious dirty chai from the new Breadwinner Cycles cafe, rode bikes with my girl Nicole from V3 who I can't wait to have on the show, and then hung out at Gladys Bikes and got to know Sonia a bit.
     
    So, this interview is a bit shorter and you'll hear lots of background chatter here, but I think it really gives you a sense of place. Let me know what you think!
     

     
    Friends, I have to be honest, it's a crazy world. As I record this, we are in the midst of another senseless mass shooting at a school - this time in Parkland, Florida. I want to acknowledge this, because it's a reality.
     
    I was out of high school when Columbine happened. I was a student at University when Virginia Tech happened, and remember the flickers of fear I felt in the days and weeks after that violence.
     
    I can't imagine being a kid today for a thousand reasons - for example, I am so glad I didn't grow up with social media. Thank heaven! But by far the scariest thing has got to be the awareness of, and potential for bloodshed on school grounds like we've witnessed.
     
    Now, friends, I get it - you're here for the bike love - but it doesn't feel right to ignore.
     
    I want to share something from Brene Brown: Much of this post is excerpted from her book Braving the Wilderness, which I just finished today and highly recommend it. More on this below.
     
    Anyway, the post is about speaking truth to b******t, specifically on the topic of guns. And I hope you read it. 
     
    And after you read it, I want you to watch this video featuring Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez:


    She's part of the 4th wave, you can feel it.
     
    Now, don't get me wrong friends, I am a strong advocate of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights - in fact I keep a copy of it here at my desk. #PoliSciNerd
     
    Amendment II reads, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Well, here it is folks, the framers didn't intend for this to cover an AR-15 and we have a professional army. Civilians should not have unfettered access to purchase machines of war.
     
    I hope one day we can look back and think, "wow, remember when it was legal to buy those?"
     
    Back to Braving the Wilderness. In this book, Brene Brown writes about the quest for true belonging versus fitting in and the courage to stand alone. She discusses how to hold on to your values and stay civil. And the value of true connection, showing up for moments of collective joy and pain.
     
    It wasn't that long ago humans were living more communally. Now, evolution happens, but we've been so artificially separated from each other it's causing pain. It's easy in our polished instagram world - where I am definitely NOT going out on as many epic bike adventures as everyone else - It's real easy to compare yourself and get supes depressed. Instagram can be the ultimate cause of grass-is-greener if you let it. Especially in these dark times.
     
    So, I've been making more time to get out and connect with others. And I hope you do too.
     
    More eye contact. More smiles. More saying hi to strangers.
     
    More bike rides, less b******t.

     
    Topics discussed on the show:
     
    GENERATE STOKE
    Liv Cycling
    Bike commu

    • 26 min
    036: Meet designer, entrepreneur, stylish bike commuter, and co-founder of Po Campo bags, Maria Boustead

    036: Meet designer, entrepreneur, stylish bike commuter, and co-founder of Po Campo bags, Maria Boustead

    Joyriders, Meet Maria! An industrial designer and daily bike commuter since college, Maria wanted to make a product for women who were biking for transportation. She envisioned a better way to carry things on the bike that was both functional and stylish without hiding the fact that these were, in fact, bike bags.
    Her first Interbike told her that guys were designing products for themselves, and ever since, she's been strongly committed to the idea of equipping women with the gear that they need to integrate biking into their lifestyle and continue to improve the product in service to that mission.
     
     
    Topics discussed on the show:
    BKLYN IN THE HOUSE
     
     Po Campo Bags OBVS
     
    Ortlieb Panniers not super attractive
     
    University of Illinois
     
    Century training (sure beats a marathon!)
     
    Cycling Lake Tahoe
     
    bike tour of Germany
     
    touring the vineyards of Burgundy, France
     
    calm city riding
     
    Po Campo Retailer spotlight
     
    Bicycle Habitat
     
    B.F.F. Bikes
     
    New for 2018:
     
    BUBBLES!
     
    Irving backpack pannier
     
    Belt Bag
    15% off discount code: Joyride (valid through May) Discount codes ARE case sensitive.
    League of American Bicyclist's National Bike Summit (March 5-7)
    PO CAMPO is throwing down the Gauntlet for the National Bike Challenge!! May through September.
    Words of wisdom: entrepreneurs, prepare for the long haul!
     Big thanks to Maria! Make sure you check out Po Campo online and connect with Po Campo on Instagram and Twitter.
    Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show!
    Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:
    Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): February 28, March 28 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution.
    Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you.
    Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.
    Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage."
    Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.
    Forever Forward!
    xo
    ~C

    • 41 min
    035: Meet badass Aussie adventure-seeker Richelle Olsen and learn about her rad group for plus-sized women escaping their comfort zone

    035: Meet badass Aussie adventure-seeker Richelle Olsen and learn about her rad group for plus-sized women escaping their comfort zone

    Joyriders, Meet Richelle! ✨SHE'S OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL GUEST! ✨
    Richelle Olsen is a badass Australian adventure-seeker who is all about body positivity and escaping your comfort zone. I had such a great time chatting with her and could mostly keep up with her accent!

    Topics discussed on the show:
    Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia
    Adult onset athlete
    Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    Mt. Everest Basecamp
    Pink Triathalon
    Escaping Your Comfort Zone
    The Inca Trail
    The Great Divide Trail
    Aussie Rail Trails
    Tour Divide
    Whistler, B.C
    Banff, Alberta
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Napa
    Pacific Coast Highway
    Cycling to Cabo
    Munich
    Helinox chair
    Aldi
     
    Bike Touring for Beginners w/ Escaping Your Comfort Zone
     
    Queenscliff
     
    Trail mix + chocolate!!
     
    Cheesy mashed potato flakes
     
    Jetboil superstove
     
    Couscous with tuna
     
    Cycling Australia versus in the U.S.
     
    The kindness of strangers
     
    Packin' heat
     
    Amanda Batty
     
    Calling out shit (check this counterpoint to call-out culture)
     
    Tour Down Under
     
    Equal prize money for women!
     
    Senator Penny Wong
    Casual violence and the turdness of people
    Words of wisdom: Find your tribe! Facebook and Meet-up area great resources! It takes a lot of guts to reach out -"your dreams need to outweigh your fears."
    Check out other podcasts Richelle has been on here!
    Check out RichelleOlsen.com + RichelleRides on Insta + Escaping your comfort zone (on Insta)  Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show!
    Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:
    Live the Revolution!
    Get ready for another night of bike love stories! The eighth annual Live The Revolution on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Alberta Abbey in Portland, Oregon.
    Live the Revolution is a bicycle-themed storytelling event that benefits The Street Trust and features four storytellers, three of whom are badass women in the Portland cycling community, including the Shero of Black Girls Do Bike Portland and WomenBike Roll Model Keyonda McQuarters. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $17 at the door, get 'em while they last! Learn more here.
    Worst Day of the Year Ride: February 11 Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): January 31, February 28, March 28 Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9 World Naked Bike Ride: June 23 Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15 WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19 Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15 Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world - both our internal and external worlds - better with every revolution.
    Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you.
    Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.
    Never forget, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage."
    Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.
    Forever Forward!
    xo
    ~C

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

CBrosius ,

Thoughtful, inclusive, positive, encouraging

Also well made and full of topics I haven’t gotten to talk about with my circle of friends and fam. It’s lovely to get a glimpse into the community of womxn bicycle lovers the host has cultivated.

MaeryR ,

So Happy This Podcast Exists

The interviews are always interesting. Love getting ot vicariously enjoy others adventures and get ideas for my one bike rides. Great information and I feel less alone as a female cyclist when I listen to others stories.

Jrobb773 ,

My favorite biking podcast

I love Joyride! Cat is always respectful, interested, and fun with her guests. There is a wide variety of topics - so basically something for everyone, from bike newbie to long-distance cycle tourist.

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