The Ride of Your Life!
More information coming soon!
The Ride of Your Life!
More information coming soon!
Dude Girl is proud to announce our partnership with Bike Like a Girl, joining in Bike Like a Girl’s mission to better the lives of girls and women by teaching them the nuts and bolts of bikes, and helping them experience the joy and lifelong benefits of cycling. Learn more about this great organization here.
Consider donating to Bike Like a Girl here.
Dude Girl is excited to extend our best selling Dots design into the Bike Like a Girl team and mission. Dude Girl / Bike Like a Girl kit is available to purchase at dudegirl.com. 30% of every purchase goes to Bike Like a Girl programs and scholarships… Use code at checkout: BLAG3
|Easter Candy and Calories||Walking (3.5 MPH)||Swimming (light)||Cycling (moderate)||Running (6.0 MPH)|
|5 Peeps – 140 Calories||25 minutes||18 minutes||13 minutes||12 minutes|
|35 Jelly Belly Jelly Beans – 150 Calories||28 minutes||20 minutes||14 minutes||13 minutes|
|1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg – 170 Calories||32 minutes||22 minutes||16 minutes||15 minutes|
|24 Whoppers Robin Eggs – 190 Calories||35 minutes||24 minutes||18 minutes||16 minutes|
|2 Cadbury Cream Eggs – 300 Calories||56 minutes||38 minutes||28 minutes||25 minutes|
|Dove Chocolate Bunny – 690 Calories||127 minutes||89 minutes||64 minutes||56 minutes|
SEE YOU THERE, DUDE GIRLS!
Spa Yoga Day – SATURDAY, Feb 27
Enjoy a Spa Yoga Day with one of my favorite Bay Area teachers, Ulrika Engman, in the heart of Napa Valley. Check-in at Spa Solage in Calistoga anytime after 8 am to enjoy a morning soak in the geothermal springs. Yoga begins at 11 am with a two hour flowing yoga practice designed to pamper, revive and awaken body, mind and spirit.
With the afternoon free to soak in the geothermal waters and enjoy the eucalyptus fragrant steam rooms, relax with a poolside lunch or have a bite to eat from the spa menu at Solbar. The second yoga practice “Relax and Renew” from 4:30-6 pm will leave you feeling more than restored… You’ll be renewed for weeks to come!
Spa is open until 8 pm. Dinner at Solbar or in town and your day is complete.
Dude Girl Road Ride — SUNDAY, Feb 28
For this first Field Trip, there will be 35 & 50 mile options. We may offer longer if there is enough interest. As the year progresses the ride distances will get longer.
Start/Finish in Calistoga.
Please book your 1 or 2-day reservation with us at DudeGirl web site.
Full payment reserves your space.
$115 including two yoga sessions and use of Spa Solage 8am-8pm. Lunch is NOT included.
$95 lightly guided group road ride
$190 Full week-end of activities (Save $20 on both days)
*Spa Solage is strictly limited to over night guests, members or when booking a spa treatment. This Spa Yoga Day is an exception. ENJOY!
For more information about Solage:
JAN 23 – AIDS RIDE EXPO – SF, CA
RSVP for this event at bottom of info page, here. Look at all the fun: food, prizes, shopping!
BIKE LOVE in FEBRUARY
Want Love? Have Love? Either way, a bike ride is one fabulous way to celebrate, spend time together, or show love to yourself.
Stay tuned for what we have in store for you in February:
Volpi Gran Fondo
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JOIN US THIS FRIDAY for HAPPY HOUR ride, with DUDE GIRL TRUNK SALE to follow6 pm at Pelo Fitness in San RafaelKnow this:1) It’s a workout. You WILL sweat.2) It’s SUPER fun and there is GREAT music and the instructor, Alan, is REALLY good and very fun and funny.3) You do NOT have to be an athlete or cyclist to do this class. You can push as hard or go as easy as your body wants, and Alan is great at coaching beginners.4) If you are hesitant because this is not your thing, or you don’t bike or work out, this is a fabulous opportunity to try something new, just once! And have a new experience before the year ends. Who knows!? It may inspire you for 2016?!
5) What to wear: comfy stretchy pants, capris, shorts + any workout tank or tee. You will get hot and sweaty so you will want a light tee or tank, although you might begin class in something warmer.Please register and reserve your bike online at Pelo Fitness. Please arrive 20 minutes early if you are new to Pelo.6) Food, wine and shopping afterward (or before, if that’s your thing.)Wear any Dude Girl kit or t-shirt for your Happy Hour workout and be entered to win a FREE Dude Girl Jersey. All class attendees will be entered to win a FREE Dude Girl T-shirt. Winners announced after class.ALSO, Anyone who purchases a 100 credit (10 classes) pack gets their choice of a Dude Girl or Pelo T-shirt. So many chances to WIN!!! Hope to see you there!GiddyUp!
I’ve been lucky to spend more time than usual in Lake Tahoe this summer. The mountains always are the first to tell you what’s coming. At the recent Mountain Bliss Women’s Weekend in Truckee, we were all a bit surprised by the morning chill. And this week, there’s a certain movement in the air that has the chipmunks scurrying. A fellow runner slowed on the trail yesterday morning and said, “I can smell it!” I knew what she meant: Fall is gently whispering to us.
And we’re whispering back… as an apparel company we like to answer Mother Nature. Our NEW Dept Athletic Tank is perfect for the lingering summer, but in colors to greet fall! My personal favorite is the tank in Macchiato paired with these new Camouflage Leggings. My second favorite is the tank in indigo paired with the Tossed Roses Leggings. (These new leggings are made of silky soft polyester from recycled plastic bottles.)
But enough about fun things to wear. Let me tell you about this morning’s Summer Cool-Down adventure. It all began with some decisive encouragement from my friend Inger Norman (founder and owner of Mountain Bliss Weekend for Women) that went like this, “Hey! What are you…?… You know what let’s do tomorrow morning?! Meet me at West End Beach. For a workout with Anik who owns Paddle Elite Fitness and Waterman’s Landing on Lake Tahoe. It’s so much fun. And a great way to start the day! OK, show up at 7:15! Bye!”
The night time temperatures are dropping up here in Tahoe, and I stood shivering on the shore of Donner Lake this morning not quite believing that we would actually go for a swim. My running shorts and fleece hoodie hid the fact that I wore a swim suit underneath. “I’m cold enough already,” I thought! Anik from Paddle Elite Fitness flung open the back doors of her Sprinter Van upon arrival to reveal carefully racked SUP and Prone boards. “Phew!” I thought. Surely we’ll stay on the boards.
We began the morning with a warm-up on the beach, then a warm-up paddle around some buoys. Back on the beach we were given our workout. Prone board paddle, SUP paddle, beach run, then swim, repeating the circuit for 40 minutes. My first time on a board in years, each time out I gained confidence and picked up a tip from Anik. Primarily a cyclist and a runner where the upper body doesn’t take much heat (other than the beating sunshine), my shoulders burned on the prone board. My oh-my-gosh-this-is-so-fun smile transformed into an I’m-loving-this-pain-so-much grimace. Wow! Shoulders? Check.
Some of my favorite memories from living in Truckee are the early morning swims I used to take with friends. I always resisted getting in the lake when it was so early and cold, but always emerged from the water a new person knowing I had shared something special. There are few things that make me feel as alive as I feel after a morning lake swim! Today was no different. I grumbled a bit to myself beforehand. And then beamed from ear to ear as soon as my arms began pulling my body through the water. I bounced up onto the beach after the first round, quick to tell Anik, “This is so amazing!”
I floated out on my board for the next round, and every other woman there offered me a cheer. Great job, Kim! At one point, I just stood up and let the board sail over the water and surveyed my surroundings and mentally pinched myself, the equivalent of giving thanks.
How many of us are lifted up in the morning like this?! There is something that happens when you are communing with nature, surrounding yourself with positive people, building connections and friendships, doing things that are truly a source of joy. This morning was one of those mornings. It was my church. You’re right, Inger. It was so much fun. And a great way to start the day!
I have this on my fridge. It’s appropriate for this post:
Even if you are in the city, don’t let that be an excuse to not get on the bike. I was just in New York City visiting my friend, Andy, and was so impressed with the growing cycling infrastructure in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. I jumped on a Citibike whenever I could to explore my surroundings. Nothing like showing up at the Neue Gallery with a fresh dewy glow from an hour-long ride!
Andy and I rode all over Brooklyn one day and Manhattan the next — the full tour, of the city and the food! One trip over the bridge and I was off for the rest of the week! Neue Galerie for a glimpse of The Woman in Gold. Rode to 34th street in Manhattan to drop my bike and walk the Highline down to the West Village. Took a local’s recommendation and dined at Indochine–will never forget the appetizer I ordered at the bar that evening. (Yes, my most salient memories are of people, and food.) Wall art, chess in the park, café and restaurant overload. Cheese shops. Wine shops, art galleries. I did almost all of it via my Citibike! Rode back over the Williamsburg Bridge late one night; Manhattan and Brooklyn were both still pumping with life. As much as I love to see the stars in a quiet mountain’s sky, I love the non-stop vibrations of the city. It was magical.
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