Fort Follies women's cycling club was founded in fall of 2012 when a domestic elite rider decided to ask her community if there was interest in a women's program to grow the sport and create community locally. Not only was the response overwhelmingly positive but so many women and even companies wanted to get involved in leadership from the get-go. In our few short months, the Fort Follies has grown to over 30 members and counting and developed an incredible leadership team of ambitious women with big dreams.
Where will you find Fort Follies members in 2013? You'll find them on the road, on the trails, and on their cyclocross bikes. Abilities range from those who have just started riding to those who compete in the pro ranks. We seek to be all-inclusive with the focus of creating a positive environment where women can try new things, push themselves, or simply enjoy the company of fellow lady riders. While we do hope to grow the women's racing scene, we do not force members to race, but rather reduce those intimidation barriers to make that step a little less scary if someone wants to dabble in racing.