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Great pictures of some of our rides, events and activities throughout the years!

(© 2017 Women in the Wind International, Chinook Outriders Chapter)

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Group Rides - Roles of Lead and Sweep

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's a 10-minute video on group riding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpkyD7SMfw


Lead

  • Lead position rides next to the centre line.
  • Set the pace of the ride. Usually we try to stay fairly close to the speed limit.
  • Know the route.
  • Know basic hand signals.
  • Know the phone # of your Sweep.


Sweep

  • Keep an eye on the riders in the group.
  • If a group rider stops – Sweep pulls over with them.
  • Know the route.
  • Know the phone # of your Lead.

Nomad Bear's Fall Rides

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

One of the privileges of hosting the 2018 Summer Internationals is that we get to host Nomad Bear and show her all the great sights that our visitors will see when they come to Calgary next year. Nomad has been busy touring in the foothills and mountains this fall, up to Kananaskis Country and Banff. She even made an appearance at the Magic of Christmas Toy Run! Safe riding, Nomad. Hang on tight to that bungee cord. :)


Calgary Pride Parade

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Our member Lois was the Grand Marshal of the Calgary Pride parade this year, and many of our members joined her to march in the parade. Even Nomad Bear came along for the ride! Here we are with the mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi.

Lois and Nomad Bear, ready for the ride!


Canadian Summer Nationals - Nisku

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The ladies who attended the Canadian Summer National meeting in Nisku, Alberta were truly "Women in the Wind" for the weekend as prevailing Westerlies kept us leaning on our rides around the Edmonton area. Not many bug splats that day - the bugs couldn't fly straight either! Saturday night's activites had a Hillbilly theme with a great dinner and a live band. Good times!


WITW Summer International 2018 will be in Calgary!

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Well ladies.....get ready for this.....3 chapters bid for 2018 and we got very positive feedback for our presentation. ... It's confirmed! We are hosting the 2018 WITW Rally! When certain scenes were shown you could hear and FEEL the intake of breath from everyone in the room. ~ Tina & Trish

Here's the video that was part of our bid for the Summer International Meeting.

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Pizza in Bragg Creek

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

After the snowstorm on May 24, we had to reschedule our ride for pizza in Bragg Creek. Twelve Women in the Wind were able to make it out on Wednesday May 31 and we enjoyed a much nicer evening practicing our group riding skills and meeting at Mountain Bistro in Bragg Creek (two groups: one from the south and the other from the north). The pizza was delicious, the camaraderie was great, and everyone in the parking lot was surprised to see so many gorgeous women riding together.

Motorcycle Awareness Ride

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)



International Female Ride Day - May 6

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Chinook Outriders had a great turn-out for International Female Ride Day, with 19 members completing the ride from Calgary to Spruce View, Alberta, where we were able to meet up with some of our Edmonton and Leduc WITW sisters. Many of the group members continued onward to Linden for afternoon dessert treats. The weather and the bikes cooperated and everyone had a full riding day - what a great opportunity to join with other women who love to ride! Thank you to Troy and Ang from Ride Stop 'n' Go and Blue Circle Insurance for organizing and sponsoring this event.


Garage Sale - May 7!

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Sponsored by: WITW Chinook Outriders

Saturday, May 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

108 Walden Drive SE, Calgary, AB

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We have 48 members plus our partners, with lots of stuff to sell for women and men riders!

Some items for sale are:

• about 50 helmets from one household, many only worn once or twice (very fussy male rider)

• jackets for men and women

• leather vests for men and women

• riding pants (fabric and leather)

• leather chaps

• gloves

• rain gear

• bags

Drop on by, take a look, bring your big net to strap your purchases onto your bike!


March 2017 - Riding Season is Coming!

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today is March 15, 2017. Such a beautiful day in Southern Alberta! Those warm dry Chinook winds bringing our temperatures up from -22C to +13C in just a couple of days. I had to take advantage of the weather and took a drive out to Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls, about 80 kms west of Calgary. The scenery is spectacular! Right away you are driving into the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Spruce Meadows Equestrian Centre on your left, a ranch here and there, and you are nestled on the shoulders of the Rocky Mountains. Still snow capped, they glow white in the sunshine against a backdrop of bright blue sky. I did see 5 bikes out today, but the roads still have a fair bit of gravel on them from our wintery weather the last couple of weeks. I am so looking forward to the new riding season, when we can really enjoy the great roads in this area, amongst some absolutely spectacular scenery! ~Trish



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