February 19, 2011
The Century Cycles store in Medina hosted a free Posture, Gearing, and Bike Fit Clinic for Women on February 19, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. The special instructor for this ladies-only clinic was Jackie Baker, a pro rider and expert trainer from Giant Bicycles (and Medina native) who is a liaison from Giant Bicycle's comprehensive Giant for Women program.
The topics that Jackie will presented included:
- Proper riding posture on road and mountain bikes
- How to choose a properly-fitting bike
- How to fix common posture and fit problems
- The gear women need to make riding their bikes more fun
Women riders of all ages, bicycling types, and skill levels attended, and refreshments were served.
Thanks to Debbie Petcher for the photos!
About Jackie Baker
Jackie Baker from Giant for Women is an expert at helping women feel more confident riding and maintaining their road and mountain bikes. She grew up riding horses in Ohio, but has been riding and racing mountain bikes since moving to the Rocky Mountains in 1997. She's raced cross country, spent several years racing downhill as a pro, can hold her own on a road bike, and has even dabbled in track and BMX racing. Before joining the Giant for Women team, Jackie was a coach for Bikeskills. She now travels the country in her Giant for Women van (affectionately named Gordo) filled with demo bikes, visiting Giant retailers, and attending bike industry events to share her knowledge and expertise.