STAND BY KATHRYN BERTINE
After a successful career in pro-cycling, Kathryn Bertine is still at the forefront of advancing equity in women’s cycling. As a documentarian, journalist and author, she was the mind behind the documentary Half The Road, about professional women’s cycling.
She founded the activist movement Le Tour Entier to successfully lobby for more parity to women’s cycling, starting with the Tour De France. She and her team succeeded with a woman’s field being included in 2014 as La Course by Tour de France.
Given her journey, Katheryn shares her experiences in activism and effecting change. Her most recent book STAND by Kathryn Bertine is described as ‘A memoir on activism. A manual for progress. What really happens when we stand on the front lines of change.’
Every girl and woman who’s been told they can’t play or keep up with the boys will take heart from this inspirational, life-affirming story.”– Gabby Giffords, U.S. Congresswoman, Survivor & Activist.
Listen to Kathryn talking with Triathlete Hour podcast to talk about her new book, how to be an activist and the behind the scenes story of the toll it took on her personal life as she fought for equality in women’s cycling.
It’s fascinating. Tune in.
ZWIFT & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
During the month of March, for Women’s History Month, Zwift is dedicating itself to celebrating the power and strength of women everywhere. All during the month, Zwift will host the “Women’s Ride and Run Series” (WRRS).
“Zwift is celebrating the strides taken for women’s sport equality while recognizing and promoting further gains to be had. Throughout March, Zwift is calling on the community to celebrate, connect and engage in an effort to raise awareness for gender equality in sport.”– Zwift Team
RIDES: Weekly rides will be 45 minutes and weekly runs 30 minutes. The month cumulates with the toughest climb on Zwift, the Ven-Top ride. Click over to Zwift to check out all the great women leading the rides in each time zone. They’re
PODCAST: Zwift has scheduled a series of podcasts which will explore equality in sports, training tips for women. Also interviewed will be Sika Henry and her goal of being the first African American triathlete to go pro.
LIVE PANEL: On March 18th hosted on Facebook, there will be a live panel featuring exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Dr. Stacey Sims, 3 x Gold Medalist Kirstin Armstrong, Sports nutritionist Gemma Sampson and Olympic runner Gwen Jorgensen. Kick-off time for the broadcast is 11am PST / 2pm EST / 6pm GMT
CHARITY: Zwift is donating $25,000 to the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) mission. The WSF is the brainchild of American tennis player Billie Jean King in 1974. The foundation’s mission is building a future where every girl and woman can unlock the lifelong benefits of sport participation.
Hop over to the news source Zwift Insider to get all the month’s full line up for Women’s History Month.