cycling

Women V Cancer Ride the Night

January 10, 2018

Coming May 5 or May 26, 2018. Looking for a challenge? The Women V Cancer Ride the Night is a 100km cycling effort that helps to raise funds to fight women’s cancers. Starting in the heart of London, this all women event has you cycling a circular route starting and finishing at the Royal Windsor […]


Editor’s Top Finds of 2017: Most Innovative Adventure Items

January 5, 2018

We reviewed a lot of innovative adventure items in 2017, so our TrailblazerGirl editorial team had a difficult time deciding on the top 3 items, but here are the ones that really stood out. First, the summer in one of our favorite cities, Vancouver, offered a unique, aerial dining experience with Dinner in the Sky. […]


Editor’s Top Finds of 2017: Celebrating the Cold Weather!

January 4, 2018

Burrrr…with incredibly cold weather hitting much of the nation, the team at TrailblazerGirl got together and came up with their top 3 picks from the 2017 reviews for ways to enjoy and celebrate this cold weather. First off, be prepared with the Volt Resistance Women’s Thermal Half Zip. This stylish top has a soft and […]


Top Bike of 2017

December 5, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Bike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Topeak Aero USB 1W Combo, a set of front and back lights that are […]


Toko Convertible Glove

November 20, 2017

Gloves or mittens? Now, you don’t have to choose. You can have both with the Convertible Glove from our friends at Toko! It’s a poly/Lycra glove with a nylon, windproof cover that tucks into a pocket at your wrist when you don’t need that extra protection. The glove portion has external finger seams for added […]


One80 Trek Bundle

November 15, 2017

Hands free lighting and visibility! The Trek Bundle from our friends at One80 is a rechargeable band of 20 LED lights that can either be worn as a headband or around your waist. The name of the company is aptly descriptive; the band provides 180 degrees of semicircular illumination. The bundle comes with a stretchy headband and Trek […]


Glenmorangie Original by Renovo

September 22, 2017

Savor the ride! The most recent collaboration between Renovo, the Portland company that pioneered the concept of building engineered hollow hardwood bicycle frames, and Glenmorangie, creators of the award winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, is a beautifully crafted bike call the Glenmorangie Original. Yes, you guessed it, the frame of this bike is made from those very same casks […]


Topeak JoeBlow Twin Turbo

September 22, 2017

Wow, this baby is big! The new JoeBlow Twin Turbo from our friends at Topeak is a significant floor pump with significant power. Those smart engineers at Topeak designed proprietary twin turbo technology to optimize your time and effort in filling those tires so you can hit the road and the trails more quickly. At […]


Granfondo Campagnolo Roma

September 22, 2017

Coming October 6, 2017. The grandest of the Granfondos! Held in the Eternal City of Rome, the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma is a challenging ride of 122 km with 2,025 m of climbing and 4 timed hills. Amazing scenery awaits as you take in such sites as the Colosseum, the Appian Way, Fori Imperiali, Castelli Romani and Lake Albano. And, […]


7mesh Quantum Jersey

August 24, 2017

Yet another winner from the folks at 7mesh! We’ve shared some of their cycling pieces with you before, and their latest and greatest is the new Quantum Jersey. Construction of this jersey includes features that are clearly from a company that knows cycling. A full length zipper makes getting this jersey on and off easy. There […]


Women V Cancer London to Paris Bike Ride

August 24, 2017

Coming October 4, 2017. Cycle from London to Paris for three worthy charities. It’s the Women V Cancer London to Paris Bike Ride that raises funds to fight breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. This women-only event is a three-day challenge, traveling about 240 miles. Your journey starts in central London and takes you through the rolling hills […]


LumaGlo Crossbelt

August 23, 2017

The latest in wearable safety gear. LumaGlo Crossbelt is a bright idea (hee-hee, pun intended!) that will help keep you safe when you are doing your TrailblazerGirl thing at night. Just released this month, LumaGlo is a practical safety device that ensures you will be seen from all angles, front, back, sides, or as they […]


Elite Fly Bottle

August 4, 2017

Hydrate like the pros! The new Fly Bottles from the cycling experts at Elite are the crème de la crème, and it’s easy to see why the 2017 World Tour pro teams are using them. These 550ml bottles are hyper-lightweight at only 54 grams, and with most standard bottles weighing over 80 grams, they are reportedly the lightest […]


Wonderwoman Ride

August 4, 2017

Coming September 16, 2017. Channel your inner Wonder Woman for the Wonderwoman Ride in southern Utah! This women-only, fully supported ride has a route for riders of all abilities and fitness levels: 15 miles, 30 miles, 70 miles, or 100 miles. Expect gorgeous rolling hills, aid stations with all the essentials, even a lunch stop […]


Princess Pedalfest

July 27, 2017

Coming August 5, 2017. Don your tutu and tiara…it’s the Princess Pedalfest! This is a fun, non-competive ride just for us ladies held in Hayden, Idaho. All skill levels are welcome with 4 route distances to choose from: 12.5, 25, 45, and 60 miles. The ride is fully supported with “Motivation Stations” along the way, complete […]


Vuelta a España

July 13, 2017

Coming August 19, 2017. Who will win the red jersey this year? This month cycling enthusiasts are on the edge of their seat watching the Tour de France, but they’ll need to save some of that enthusiasm for the Vuelta a España, the third of the prestigious Grand Tours. This multi-day cycling race is composed of 21 stages, […]


Le Tour de France

July 12, 2017

Coming July 1-23, 2017. Who will win the yellow jersey this year? Yes, it’s that time of year with the Tour de France in full swing now with lots of excitement and competition. The Tour de France is the oldest and considered the most prestigious of cycling’s Grand Tours, composed of last month’s Giro d’Italia […]


L’Eroica Cycling Race

July 10, 2017

Coming October 1, 2017. Cycling nostalgia at its best with L’Eroica Cycling Race. L’Eroica, meaning ‘The Heroic’ and is a race through Chianti, Italy using vintage bikes (i.e., bikes made in 1987 or earlier), wearing vintage gear. Through Tuscan villages and vineyards, this very scenic ride covers distances of 46, 75, 115, 135, or 209 km […]


Tour de Lavender

June 27, 2017

Coming August 5, 2017. Cycle the sweetest smelling tour around! It’s the Tour de Lavender in Sunny Sequim (pronounced: “skwim”). Known throughout Washington as one of the few areas in this often rainy state that experiences sunny skies, a mediterranean climate, and low rainfall, Sequim also is well known for its fields of lavender, rivaling those […]


Brilliant Reflective Strips

June 26, 2017

Stay safe and be seen! If you are going to be out in low light or darkness doing your TrailblazerGirl thing, then you need Brilliant Reflective Strips. These strips are highly reflective thanks to a special material that contains millions of tiny glass beads that are coated with aluminum on the lower portion of the […]


Topeak Aero USB 1W Combo

June 5, 2017

See and be seen! Those expert biking folks at Topeak have done it again…their new Aero USB 1W Combo will have you ready to safely roll in no time at all. Sooo easy to install (read: no tools required) and sooo easy to use (read: nice big buttons that can be maneuvered with gloves on). […]


South American Epic with TDA Global Cycling

June 5, 2017

Coming July 9, 2017. A cycling trip for the bucket list. The South American Epic from the folks at TDA Global Cycling is truly an epic ride from the southern tip of the continent to the northern tip of the continent. Starting in Cartagena, Colombia on the shores of the Caribbean, this 8,404 mile journey involves 128 […]


Sojourn’s Women’s Weekend in Vermont

May 30, 2017

Coming June 15, 2017. Ladies only! The Women’s Weekend in Vermont by the folks at Sojourn is a chance for bonding, learning, and fun on two wheels in a small group setting of 15-18 women. Your base will be on the shores of Lake Champlain in a historic hotel set on 700 acres of active tranquility. […]


Lyn Taylor’s Adventure Travel: Touring the Balkan Beauties

April 24, 2017

Coming September 2, 2017. An active journey Touring the Balkan Beauties with Lyn Taylor’s Adventure Travel! This 23-day, all-women tour takes you through four Balkan countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. Highlights include hiking in the Julian Alps; visits to the historical cities of Ljubljana, Zagreb, Cetinje, Novi Sad, and Belgrade with castles, cultural experiences, churches, museums, and quaint town centers; kayaking on the River Soča; visiting […]