Women with bike wearing a Ruu-Muu exercise dress for biking, walking, and generally looking cute while you exercise

Just Ride: A Betsy Book Review

As a frequent bike commuter and leader of a woman’s cycling group, I was delighted to read Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Peterson. The author has cycled daily for over forty years, raced, sold,…Continue Reading

Belles and Baskets Spokane women's bike club on a ride in August 2011

Belles and Baskets: The Beginning

By guest blogger Betsy Lawrence, whose words you’ll see popping up here every so often I am confident that I am not alone in this admission—I love women’s groups. Coffee groups, dessert groups, yoga groups, study groups—several years ago, when…Continue Reading

On a Roll with Betsy Lawrence: On Becoming a Late-in-Life Jock

This piece takes a different approach than our usual Q&A for the On a Roll with series. Introducing occasional guest blogger Betsy Lawrence: community college composition instructor, yoga teacher, and the founder of Belles and Baskets. What she doesn’t mention…Continue Reading