Presented by Let’s Race Bikes (PBLRB) is a collaborative project between Let’s Race Bike, a few select Portland, Oregon companies, and YOU! Our passion is all about supporting women who like to ride their bikes, hard. PBLRB is helping Pacific Northwest elite women bridge the gap between local- and national-level racing by crowd-sourcing financial support. One of the largest hurdles for elite women is a lack of resources (both financial and logistical) and adequate support, and we aim to tear that hurdle down and build something beautiful in its place. We’ve already secured a rock-star support crew and a few key collaborators that are making this project possible, and with your help we’ll be well on our way to bringing the Northwest’s best female racers to the national stage.
To start, PBLRB is sending a team of Pacific Northwest women road racers to compete in the North Star Grand Prix (NSGP) this June in Minnesota. The NSGP (formerly known as Nature Valley Grand Prix) has a long history of helping to grow women’s cycling through their focus on the amateur competition. The promoters go above and beyond to encourage more women to come to their event, and their enthusiasm has played a large role in shaping PBLRB’s ethos.
As with all good things, this project came to fruition by some big ideas from a few passionate folks, and it has become a true grass-roots, bad-ass project that will yield great things. Read more about the origin of the project here.
Let’s Race Bikes is stoked that this project is allowing them to extend their resources and efforts to the elite level and help some local, talented PNW women racers with the next step in realizing their large and attainable hopes and dreams.
Learn more about the team and staff!