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Lael Wilcox: Introducing women and girls to bikepacking

Topics:  Biking
Author(s): Mildred Rides
Video Release Date: February 28, 2022
Video Source: YouTube


I had the honour of chatting to ultra-distance record-breaker and bikepacker extraordinaire Lael Wilcox, about the work she’s doing to encourage women and girls to discover the joy of bikepacking. We talk about all sorts of things, from her upcoming GRIT (Girls Riding Into Tomorrow) initiative in Tucson, Arizona, to the next installment of her women’s rallies in collaboration with Komoot, and being an LGBTQ+ role model in cycling. Huge thanks to Lael for giving me her time first thing in the morning, and to Rue for providing me with some excellent footage and audio to use for the video!

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