This past Saturday I had the pleasure of cheering on one of my good friends Lily Hickenbottom as she participated in her first Downhill bike race. I drove to PA on Saturday to watch the practice runs on dry hill. There were a lot of amazing riders and a lot of great women! According to the Peninsula Daily News 50 women participated in the race, a big jump over the usual 20. It was inspiring to see so many women riding just as hard as the boys! I raced mtn bikes in high school and I was the only girl around who road, so it is great to see woman’s participation rise!