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Naked Women’s Racing, a Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, is a competitive women’s cycling racing team and women’s club team for enthusiasts. We’re passionate about women’s racing, volunteering in our community, and getting more women on bikes.

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Women’s Cycling: 5 Things to Know Before Joining a Team

A Beginner’s Guide to Joining a Women’s Cycling Team

Beginners Guide Joining a Women's Cycling Team

Joining a Team for the First Time

When it comes to joining a women’s cycling team, some are easy than others. Many open applications in the fall for a window of time. Others offer rolling admission at any time throughout the year. If you have a team in mind, make sure you know the deadline to apply.

1. Try Before You Apply

Most teams offer special group rides during the open enrollment period. This is the perfect opportunity to meet those on the team as well as others looking to join. Many of your questions can be answered in the casual environment of a group road ride.  “If a social group ride turns into a hammerfest in the first mile, you’ve learned something important about the team already,” says CWCP co-founder Joan Orgeldinger. Fellow team members have a huge impact on the fun and success of your riding and racing season. Take the time to make sure you like the fit.

2. Find out Where the Action Is

If group riding is tops on your list for joining, then where the rides are held and how often is key. Can you access a team calendar and see when group rides are offered? If you can ride to the start, it makes it easy to join in. Close proximity to events plus frequent group rides equal greater team involvement. After all, joining a women’s cycling team is about the camaraderie and what can be learned from riding with others who share your passion.

3. Investigate the Must-Do’s

Teams have sponsors. This is usually a good thing. It might mean you receive a discount at the local bike shop associated with team. Or it can be a stressor if the requirement is not something in your comfort wheelhouse. Some teams require fundraising efforts or racing a required number of criteriums. Make sure you understand the commitment being asked of you before you join. CWCP; Naked Women’s Racing, asks team members for a volunteer commitment. Giving back to the community and promoting women’s cycling is a core value for CWCP. Do the core values of the team resonate with you and are the requirements do-able? The answer needs to be a resounding yes.

4. Sample the Kit

Some swear that looking fast on the bike makes them ride faster. Maybe so, but more important is the material between you and the saddle. Insufficiently padded bike shorts mean uncomfortable and shortened rides. Is the team kit of good quality and one you will proudly (and comfortably) wear? Most teams want you to buy and wear their team “kit” (jersey and shorts or bibs) during training and racing. You’ll probably need more than one. Ask about the expense and see if you can try on a sample or similar model at a local shop. It’s all about the bike AND the kit.

5. Are There “Experts” who will Help You?

The sport of cycling can be intimidating. Shoes with cleats, tubeless tires, chains that need lube …. and that is just a sampling of cycling equipment. What about skills such as learning to ride in a paceline, descending safely, and working with other team mates during a race? If you want to take your skills to the next level, join a team that mentors and supports your growth. Look for clinics, team camps and workshops offered by the team. Practice makes perfect and learning from experts on your team or professionals hired to coach, will help make you a faster and safer-on-the-road cyclist.

For more information about joining CWCP, Naked Women’s Racing, click here.

Kate Williams racer with Naked Women's Racing

Kate Williams is a masters racer with Naked Women’s Racing who enjoys suffering on hill climbs and helping more women love all things bike.

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Recent Race Results!


US Open 10/14

Megan Carrington 1st MW 40+
Joan Orgeldinger 1st MW 50+
Katie Arehart-Rose 2nd SW4
Amanda Bye 14th SW3
Gayle Connell 8th SW3
Bridgette Enarson 5th SW4
Melissa Westergard 14th SW4
Emily Zinn 13th SW3

Cyclo X Interlocken 10/7

Amanda Bye SW3 10th
Megan Carrington SWOpen 3rd
Leigh Holland Rivet SW5 10th
Joan Orgeldinger MW40+ 1st
Magui Martinez Pena SW4 20th
Katie Arehart Rose SW4 1st
Emily Zinn SW3 11th

Primalpalooza 10/1

Lori Antolec SW3 8th
Michelle Barton MW50+ 4th
Nicole Braddock SW4 12th
Amanda Bye SW3 10th
Gayle Connell SW3 3rd
Joan Orgeldinger SW Open 10th
Kate Pavlik SW 3 6th
Magui Martinez Pena SW4 11th
Leigh Holland Rivet SW5 10th
Lisa Matlock Strong SSW 2nd
Emily Zinn SW3 11th


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A Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, Naked Women’s Racing was founded November, 2010 by three competitive cyclists passionate about women’s racing and simply getting more women on bikes. The team has grown to include 100+ women in all categories of competitive cycling. The team competes in cyclocross, mountain biking, road and track. In 2012, the team incorporated a club to foster women who are cycling enthusiasts and thinking of trying out racing. Though we support the beginning racer, we’ve won several state and national team and individual titles. Naked Juice is our title sponsor. If you drink good and do good, you’ll feel good. It’s really that simple. 








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