Looking to get back on the bike but not too sure how to get into the swing of it? Want to find an environment to brush up on your skills and not feel intimidated? Want to learn more about yourself and your bike?

If you can say yes to any of these questions then why not sign up for the women’s only Gear up Girl Workshop! These workshops are aimed at women of all ages, shapes and walks of life; to come together, learn from the best, share stories and ask questions.

Each workshop is tailored to build your skills in a controlled environment, learn basic mechanic skills and riding skills, improve your body to get the most out of your cycling and talk to a specialist in the cycling industry.

In the lead up to the Gear up Girl ride on Sunday 8 March, Bicycle NSW is proud to announce we have three types of workshops to get involved and get Gear up Girl ready.

Don’t wait, sign up for our next workshop now!

Workshop Type Date Event Time  Location       Workshop     Registration
Pedal Stroke Yoga Class Saturday
21 Feb 2015
10.00-11.15am Balmain Buddha Massage & Yoga
More Info CLOSED
Cycle Studio “Get Ready to Cycle Workshop” Wednesday
25 Feb 2015
7.15-8.00pm Cycle Fitness Studio Balgowlah Heights
More Info CLOSED
Pedal Stroke Yoga Class Thursday
26 Feb 2015
6.00-7.15pm Institute of Yoga, Cammeray More Info CLOSED
Bicycle Maintenance and Practical Riding Skills Saturday 28 Feb 2015 8.00-11.30am Park Bikes, Sydney Olympic Park More Info CLOSING SOON REGISTER NOW
Cycle Studio “Get Ready to Cycle Workshop” Wednesday
4 Mar 2015
7.15-8.00pm Cycle Fitness Studio Balgowlah Heights
Pedal Stroke Yoga Class Saturday
7 Mar 2015
11.00-12.15pm House of Yoga, Redfern


Pedal Stroke Yoga is partnering up with Gear Up Girl & Bicycle NSW to host 3 special WOMEN’S ONLY Pedal Stroke Yoga classes to help get you in shape for the big event. Classes are designed for cyclists of all levels, and are also of great benefit to people that are desk bound through their work or partake in manual labour. Pedal Stroke Yoga© strengthens the muscles that are used in the pedal stroke and stretches the muscles that become tight. This will help to maximise your power, endurance, and performance on the bike. Pedal Stroke Yoga© increases your flexibility, range of motion, creates razor sharp mental focus, and builds a high energy version of yourself for both on and off the bike. Most importantly Pedal stroke Yoga helps to accelerate your recovery time after a ride, and prevent injury so you get more out of your cycling and more out of life.


Cycle Studio at Balgowlah Heights near Manly are running 2 female only ‘Get Ready to Cycle’ workshops! These practical sessions will give you tips and hints when out on the bike. No matter your experience, these limited edition CycleStudio sessions will give you and your friends not only the chance to build on cardio fitness but help with cycling technique too!! An opportunity not to be missed ahead of the Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl Challenge!! Make it the ride of your life.


Thanks to the team at Park Bikes, Donna Meehan from Donna Domestique and Jen-Kui Maxwell from the Heart Foundation. Ladies can engage and involve themselves in a workshop. Where they can learn basic bike mechanics like how to change a tyre, tips and techniques to improve your riding skills and some nutritional advice on how to fuel your body.

MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSES continues to head to Canberra and to other MTB destinations offering weekends away for Ladies Only Bike Tours. These are fully catered tours which includes, transport from Sydney to the ride destinations, accommodation, all food, guides and skills sessions. During these sessions we work on:
Corners – Slow + Sweeping + Tight, Braking – Neutral Position – Balance, Climbing Technique – Obstacles & Roots – Pumping the Bike – Wheelies – Drops
They have been running tours since 2009 and run Gear Up Girl weekends four times a year. For more information
Ideas for a Workshop?

Gear Up Girl Workshops is an ever-evolving concept and we can always use new ideas. If you have any bright ideas or suggestions for future workshops let us know by sending an email to

Interested in hosting a Gear Up Girl workshop?

Bicycle NSW Gear Up Girl workshops are all about getting more women out on the bike, building confidence and knowledge, having fun, and networking with bike-minded women. They also aim to help build positive relationships between women who ride and local organisations that offer cycling related products and services.

Gear Up Girl workshops cater for beginner to intermediate female cyclists, are fully supported by Bicycle NSW, and are a fantastic way to engage with the female cycling community. Gear Up Girl workshops are flexible in providing a mix of bike maintenance skills, riding and safety skills, and discussion about female cycling related topics such as nutrition, fitness, choosing product & sharing cycling experiences.

If your organisation is interested in holding a Gear Up Girl workshop, would like to be involved, or if you would like more information, please contact Tony at or (02) 9704 0809.

Love your ride!

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