A Good Night In Peterborough

(I’m a bit late in writing this post…)

This past Sunday I was part of a very fun and inspiring event at Wild Rock Outfitters in Peterborough, ON. The team at Wild Rock did an amazing job of putting on an event that was all about women and being active. With a loose agenda of simply “coming out for a Sunday evening to meet others, hang out, talk to industry folks and enjoy some tasty wine and food” – the evening ended up being all this and more.

I wasn’t sure what to expect and admittedly I was a bit nervous – I didn’t know anyone from Wild Rock and I wasn’t sure what my role would be. Well, a big thanks to the team out for the Get Out And Play event – they made me feel at home instantly and I really felt at ease.

I was at Wild Rock Outfitters on behalf of Lolë who along with Merrell and FIG were the title sponsors of the event. The focus really was on connecting women in the Peterborough area with one another. It was awesome to see these women mingling, chatting and smiling as they talked cycling, running, yoga, clothes, camping and everything in between. There were long line-ups for the change rooms and I was kept pretty busy helping lots of women out with their bike questions.

One of the big highlights of the night was meeting the talented team behind Flirtees. Seriously if you like cycling or simply ride a bike, you need to check out these t-shirts. Fun and snappy designs that will put a smile on your face and chances are your new Flirtee will become your favourite t-shirt.

Suffice it to say, it was a great way to spend a Sunday evening. The time zipped by and I really was excited to see women of all ages out talking with another about leading an active lifestyle. It is refreshing to know that there are so many women out there who are excited and interested in being active.

A huge thanks to Lolë for inviting me to come out and represent their fine line of clothing. I have to say that this past Sunday night at Wild Rock Outfitters, all of the women there truly were embracing Lolë’s mantra of: Live Out Loud Everyday.

I’m looking forward to returning to the store in the fall to host a cyclo-cross clinic (rumour has it that Peterborough has a growing cyclo-cross scene). Until then if you’re interested in riding, take a look at the Peterborough Cycling Club website – there are rides specific to new riders, women, and everyone else in between.

Thanks again to Jessica and her team at Wild Rock Outfitters, the Flirtee girls, and to Lolë for such a great Sunday night.

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