Women We Admire

Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride

There are bad days on bicycles. Bad days like when the wind is in your face, the sun is just too hot, or you bonk real hard. And then there are really bad days on bicycles. Those are the days where you leave for your bike ride and have no idea that by the time you return, your world will look completely different than it did when you put on your jersey, pumped up your tires and rolled out of the driveway.

I had one of those days on August 16, 2015. My boyfriend, Wade Franck, and I were scheduled to compete in the Urban Assault Ride – a bicycle scavenger hunt – that day. He picked me up at my house, loaded my bike on his car, and we joined many friends and acquaintances at the starting line in Downtown Des Moines. Here we are at the start of the race:

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Jess and Wade

We raced through the course, completing obstacles and having a great morning together. It was a really good day – right up until it wasn’t. About half way into the race, we were Continue reading

Marla’s Story

October is finally here – and it’s breast cancer awareness month.  Moxie Cycling is proud to do our small part in seeking a cure and this week, we released a limited-edition mini collection where $5 of every unit sold will be donated to Huntsman Cancer Foundation for women’s cancer research.

We followed up with Marla, who is a cancer survivor.  We hope to share her story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Marla’s story…

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Neva’s Story

October is finally here – and it’s breast cancer awareness month.  Moxie Cycling is proud to do our small part in seeking a cure and this week, we released a limited-edition mini collection where $5 of every unit sold will be donated to Huntsman Cancer Foundation for women’s cancer research.

We followed up with Neva, who was treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  She is a cancer survivor.  We hope to share her story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Neva’s story…

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Carri’s Story

October is finally here – and it’s breast cancer awareness month.  Moxie Cycling is proud to do our small part in seeking a cure and this week, we released a limited-edition mini collection where $5 of every unit sold will be donated to Huntsman Cancer Foundation for women’s cancer research.

We followed up with Carri, who was treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  She is a cancer survivor.  We hope to share her story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Carri’s story…

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Cindy’s Story

Moxie Cycling recently announced a collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Next week, we will be releasing a limited-edition mini collection where $5 of every unit sold will be donated back to HCF to help them in their amazing efforts.

At Little Red Riding Hood 2014, we asked fans to stop by our booth, design a jersey and share their story with us. We were truly touched by the amazing stories of strength and love pouring out onto the design boards.

We followed up with Cindy, who was treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is a cancer survivor. We hope to share her story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Cindy’s story…

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Jonni’s Story

Moxie Cycling recently announced a collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. In the fall, we will be releasing a limited-quantity jersey with a percentage of profits going directing back to HCF to help them in their amazing efforts.

At Little Red Riding Hood 2014, we asked fans to stop by our booth, design a jersey and share their story with us. We were truly touched by the amazing stories of strength and love pouring out onto the design boards.

We followed up with many of the artists in hopes to share their story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Jonni’s story…

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Moxie & Huntsman Cancer Foundation

When life is threatened by cancer, there is no better embodiment of Moxie than of those touched by it pushing forward with sass and perseverance to live a life worth fighting for.  We are delighted to tell a story of hope and to work with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to do our small part in seeking a cure.  In October of 2014, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moxie will be launching a mini collection inspired by cancer patients, survivors and friends and family members supporting life that will include a Bolero, Colorblock-T and T-back jersey. Five dollars of every unit sold from the collection will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation where 100% of funds will go directly to cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

During Little Red Riding Hood 2014, people gathered around the Moxie Cycling booth to craft beautiful pieces of artwork to submit as jersey designs for our Huntsman collaboration. We have narrowed down our selection to a handful of finalists. We were touched by so many stories we received in addition to artwork that we simply could not resist sharing.

The artwork below will not be produced for this collaboration but we’re still delighted to share their beauty with you.

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Read more about the Moxie Cycling Co & Huntsman Cancer Foundation collaboration:

Collaboration Announcement

Moxie Women – Diane Stoller

November Moxie Mogul:

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Diane Stoller 

Full-time breast cancer surgeon, mother of 3 children, and a 53-year-old Iron Man triathlon finisher

Moxie Cycling was first introduced to Diane when a mutual friend photographed Diane crossing the Iron Man finish line in her France Ave Moxie jersey and knew that we would be honored to hear she chose our jersey. We of course are honored and were excited to hear more of her story on the path to the 2012 Madison, WI Ironman in our Moxie Mogul interview:

Moxie Cycling – How did you first find yourself becoming involved in triathlons?

Diane Stoller I started running at 42 when my then 48-year-old husband had a heart attack. I thought to myself, we need to be healthier.  I weighed 60 pounds more when I started with no weight loss goals, just sweat 4 hours a week and eat 5 fruits and vegetables per day.  I let myself eat only ONE bad thing (a cookie, M&M’s, etc) per day.  I began following what the cardiologists told my husband to do.  Truth be told, he never did any of it but after 4 years I was down 50 pounds and running my first marathon.

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SPIbelt – small item storage for your workout

What we love this week // Where can I place my small personal items when I work out?

I know most of you Moxie women are cycling aficionados but I also know a lot of you mix in running, walking, hiking, climbing, kayaking, dancing, spelunking, parkouring, etc. … and when you aren’t in your Moxie jersey with the back pockets, how do you carry your keys and phone? Personally I’ve attempted the keys around the bra strap (noisy and uncomfortable), keys looped on the sneaker lace (noisy and awkward), keys around the shorts string (noisy and even more awkward), keys in hand (just plain annoying), and hiding keys in secret spots until my return (semi irresponsible).

And then there was SPIBELT.

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Yes, SPIBELT does actually stand for Small Personal Item Belt. And what’s even cooler is that SPIBELT has a similar start up story as Moxie Cylcing:

Founder, Kim Overton, was out on a run one day, keys tucked into her bra top, and thought, “there’s gotta be a better way!”. She went home that night and sewed the very first ever SPIbelt. Year one the company operated out of her apartment and eventually moved into a warehouse where the manufacturing continues.

spibelt, kim overton, women's cycling, women's fitness, women's cycling jersey Priced right at $20 each, you can’t go wrong. Made in a huge variety of colors, there is bound to be a belt that matches your style. Are you a night owl? You can keep yourself safe with a reflective SPIBELT. Patriotic? There’s an American flag SPIBELT. Uniquely you? SPIBELT offers customized designs as well.

Stay Sassy…

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