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Pro Cyclist, Janel Holcomb, to Lead WCA ‘Join The Ride Tour’

The Group Ride is Open to Both Men and Women and Will Feature a Post Ride Festival

Carlsbad CA – San Diego cycling fans will have the opportunity to ride with hometown pro cyclist and Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) Board Member, Janel Holcomb, when the WCA Join The Ride Tour rolls into San Diego on August 3, 2014. Holcomb, a member of Team Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, will lead the WCA group ride in her hometown from Campagnolo North America Inc., located at 5431 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA beginning at 8:30am.

“This summer marks the one year anniversary of the WCA’s official launch and I’m thrilled to finally be able to introduce the WCA to my home town,” said Holcomb “San Diego has an extensive and enthusiastic cycling community of racers, endurance riders, triathletes, and recreational cyclists, and I’m excited to see people from all parts of the community come out and support the Women’s Cycling Association. It is an honor to be able to lead this ride having grown from beginner to recreational to pro rider right here in San Diego.” Janel will just be returning from Paris where she and her team will have competed in La Course, the inaugural women’s race at the Tour de France, and will be sharing her experiences from this historic women’s cycling event.

Alpine Cycle Connections, a cycling adventure travel company, will coordinate the ride logistics and registration along with a post ride festival at Campagnolo North America. Participants can take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $79. Registration includes lunch, a commemorative T-shirt, water bottle and entrance to the post ride festival. More information here:[Link] Festival vendors will include cycling industry companies along with other organizations promoting positive and healthy lifestyle choices. Vendor space is limited; companies interested in participating as a vendor should contact Alpine Cycle Connections at 970-626-9913.

The WCA would like to thank the San Diego Join The Ride Tour sponsors including: Primal Wear, HeroKit, Alpine Cycle Connection, WD-40 Bike, Velo Hangar, Bolle, and Road Bike Action.

The WCA is a coalition of cyclists, across the globe, which supports the advancement and success of Women’s Cycling on both sporting and business levels. The WCA kicked off the Join The Ride Tour in December, 2013 with a Bay Area ride in Fairfax, CA to raise awareness for and in support of women’s cycling. They have since hosted rides in California and Arizona as well as women’s cycling clinics and forums in Chicago and Philadelphia. Along with their Join The Ride Tour campaign, the WCA continues to work with cycling industry companies and organizations as well as media to grow the sport of cycling and ensure sustainability in women’s cycling for the future. For more information and to join the WCA, log onto https://womenscyclingassociation.com/, follow the WCA on twitter @wca_tweet, or “like” the organization on Facebook at – Women’s Cycling Association.