March is Women’s History Month. And while we are firmly of the opinion that the accomplishments of women should be recognized and celebrated year round, it does give an opportunity to highlight something close to our hearts: gender equality in cycling.
To help bring attention to this important issue, we’re holding the STEP Up Challenge March 27-28. (You can do the rides anytime between March 25-29th to qualify for the badge)
STEP stands for Stand Together for Equal Pay, and the date of the challenge coincides with Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the next year the average woman would have to work in order to earn the same as a male worker in the same position.
HOW IT WORKS
Complete the following workouts between March 27-28th and win the coveted STEP Up Challenge badge in your passport:
Saturday, 27 March: Who Dares + Half the Road.
Who Dares : One of our favorite workouts, Who Dares features some of the most exciting footage in pro racing from the women’s Strade Bianche, Tour of Flanders, and Amstel Gold.
Half the Road: Part of the Inspiration series in the Wahoo SUF Training App, Half the Road is Kathryn Bertine’s 2015 documentary that explores the world of women’s pro cycling and the culture of gender inequality in the sport. This is a moderate-intensity base workout so you can focus on the story while still working on your aerobic endurance.
Sunday, 28 March: Fight Club + I Just Want to Ride
Fight Club : A recently remastered version of a SUF classic, Fight Club features footage of the women’s UCI road world championships.
I Just Want to Ride : Part of the Inspiration series, this documentary chronicles Wahoo athlete and ultra-endurance badass Lael Wilcox as she tackles the 2019 edition of The Tour Divide, one of the most grueling off-road races on the North American calendar.
Kathryn Bertine will be riding Fight Club live with Wahoo Sports Science coach Suzie Snyder on Sunday, 28 March and will be fielding viewer questions. We’ll post details on the SUForum and the Sufferlandria Facebook page as the date gets closer.
Everyone who earns the badge will be in the running to win one of 50 limited-edition signed copies of Kathryn Bertine’s new memoir, Stand . Winners will be chosen at random on April 5th. Earn the badge, earn a chance to win.