The Evelyn Hill Cycling Club, a group of South Jersey women who enjoy cycling as a social activity and exercise, is welcoming new members to join them on weekend and evening rides starting in April. The club was founded in 2019 by Barbara Kornbluh, a local cyclist who was dismayed by the lack of women in cycling. She found that often women said they enjoyed cycling but felt intimidated or were nervous about cycling alone.
“We have women who had never bicycled farther than around the block and now come out and do 10 or 15 miles.” Kornbluh said. “Our goal is not speed. We meet for fun, friendship and fitness. We welcome women of all ages and experience. If you haven’t ridden in a while we will help you get back on the road.”
The club has begun riding on Saturday mornings. Evening rides at 6 p.m. will begin as daylight allows. The rides are on rural South Jersey roads. The ride distances vary with the skill level of the group and typically last about an hour during the week and sometimes longer on weekends. There is no fee to participate, but helmets are required.
An introductory ride for new riders will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30. The club meets at the Evelyn Hill Cycling warehouse, 685 Kenyon Avenue in Rosenhayn, just off Landis Avenue. A bicycle mechanic will be available to do maintenance checks.
To learn more, contact Barbara Kornbluh through the Evelyn Hill Cycling Club on Facebook and Instagram or at firstname.lastname@example.org.