Biking the carriage roads in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park has 45 miles of carriage roads built in the early half of the 1900s by the Rockefeller family. (Well you know, they paid for it.)

The Rockefellers wanted to create a car-free way to enjoy Mount Desert Island. Today, these dirt and gravel packed paths are used for biking, running and walking (though as the name implies, horses were once more prominent). The carriage roads sounded a lot like to me like the bridle path in Central Park, and for some reason, I assumed they would be largely without incline.

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All the workouts: May 29 – June 11

Hi friends! Sorry for the lack of post last week. Our wedding is less than two weeks away, so things are busy around here.

wedding dress
picking up my wedding dress

A while ago, I spoke to someone writing for ESPN about wearing orthotics, and the article came out last week.

For more information on how orthotics helped me get back on my feet, check this out.

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I’m riding a bike to nowhere for charity

Next week, I’m participating in Cycle for Survival for the first time.

As you probably already know, Cycle for Survival is spinning event that raises funds to help cure rare cancers. Each biker (spinster?) fundraises to earn their spot on a bike. What you may not know is every dollar goes to actual research (for instance, no money is spent on say, maintaining their website or paying their Time Warner cable bill). I donated last year and the organization actually followed up with me and told me where my money went.  It made me feel even better about my modest contribution.
cycle for survival

 

I’m riding with the The Cycle-Angelos, a team started by my friends Blake and Timmy after Timmy’s dad was diagnosed and later passed away from cancer. Over the past 3 years, they’ve raised over $150,000 in support of pioneering research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). I am so excited to be a part of the team.

If you’d like to donate, any amount helps.  (Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!)

The Full Story: How I learned to ride a bike as an adult

Three years ago, at age 29, I could not ride a bike. Since then I’ve competed in a Duathlon (Run-Bike-Run), biked in foreign countries (Iceland, Colombia), and logged miles on Manhattan’s busy streets.

I wouldn’t believe it was possible so I wanted to share the story of my journey.

Here’s the story of how I learned to ride a bike:

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Trying IMAXShift with Athleisure Mag

Athleisure Mag invited me to try IMAXShift  a new spin studio in Dumbo. I was not paid to write this post, but I was invited to attend this event and class for free.

IMAXShift is a hip new spin studio in Dumbo. They have a unique take on the traditional 45-minute cycling class. The bikes are set up stadium-style, facing a giant, Imax screen.

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