I am a working mom who took up cycling in April 2010. I rode more than 1,000 miles before crashing during a group ride in September that year. The crash has given me a lot of perspective to evaluate what is important in my life and how cycling makes me feel. I want to get back on my bike and empower other women who don’t think they have the time or energy to do something for themselves. Cycling is fun, exciting and, most importantly, cycling is freedom.