No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation.
By Karen Spadaccia
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
This is Title Nine. Changed the way women were perceived in the world of sports. I grew up in the pre Title Nine era. I still tried to participate in every sport I could. I took my brothers Schwinn road bike at 10 and have never looked back.
Fast forward through my equine related careers, I landed a position selling bikes for Trek. Fueling my love of cycling. But still not many women riders. Enter my move to Colorado. And SQUARE1 cycling.
What? A group for women and multiple disciplines, how extraordinary! I’m in. At the first meeting to showcase the new kits, everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
My first ride was from REI to Golden. While at my level, I had to work hard to keep up on the climbs, it was a no drop & they waited for me. I am now thinking forward to the day when I am stronger and can stay on their wheel for the entire ride.
One of the best parts about SQUARE1 is that they raise each other up. Whether it’s to try your first race or just something new, they’ll be there for you. Such a diverse collection of life & cycling experiences you can tap into.
For me riding with this awesome group of women means endless possibilities! It’s all about the community of women cyclists.
If you are a women and you love riding your bike, come join us!