What we love this week // Our booth partner at tomorrow’s Nature Valley Expo in Uptown has some major Moxie!
Team Moxie is getting anxious for the event tomorrow night in Minneapolis’ Uptown, the Nature Valley Criterium. In an .88 kilometer course that races around 6 tight corners, you can see some intense racing that goes from low speeds to high speeds in seconds. Elite riders from across the country, as well as some Olympic hopefuls, will whiz by only a few feet away from the audience so your job is to clap, cheer and be a rowdy and supportive crowd!
We will be present, just not at the front of the crowd – we will be sharing a booth with our expo partner Chicked, another amazing Minneapolis-based athletic company with major Moxie.
The act of getting passed by a
stronger woman athlete.
The woman who just passed you.
We love that Chicked is all about supporting women in the sports industry, professional or casually, and they aren’t afraid to call out when women excel in an event. Moxie agrees that often the competitive nature that is so prominent in a sport can sometimes cause new athletes to shy away, but with Chicked, it’s embraced and encouraged in a positive way. Women who excel are given recognition, giving inspiration to fellow athletes to excel as well. And I almost forgot, they have some great clothing!
Here is the original Chicked t-shirt; created especially for when you pass that group of guys on the trail on you bike or with your trail-runners on. And because we both are all for more girl-power, we teamed up and created a custom Moxie design together which you can find at www.chicked.com!
How cool is this? Moxie & Chicked created this custom jersey just for you
If you’d like to see more, tomorrow night would be the perfect time to stop by and say hello to both of us! Directions to the event:
The race is at the intersection of Hennepin Ave. & Lake St.
- From I 94:
- Take the Hennepin Ave South
- Turn left (East) on W 28th St.
- Turn right (South) on Fremont Ave S
- Turn right (West) on Lagoon Ave
- Park in the ramp at the intersection of Lagoon and Girard, on your right, between Lagoon Theater and Uptown Tavern
What we love this week // A little bird told us about a great, stylish headband – a Twete Bird in fact!
As much as we love to re-enact those Herbal Essences commercials in the shower whilst lathering our long tresses, long hair can be rather inconvenient. (Alex, a Team Moxie man, can relate) Especially when we are at Cross Fit doing upside down push-ups or the wind is at our back on a long ride, we would really love it if the mane could just withhold it’s blowing-in-the-wind act and get out of our faces. Which is where Twete Bird and their fabulous headbands come in.
After being fellow Little Red Riding Hood attendees, we fell in love with how these cute headbands keep your hair at bay when you need it to be. As Twete Bird says:
From polka dots to florals, safari prints to French couture we have a headband in colors and prints to match every lifestyle. Slip one on and spread your wings. No-care hair is just a headband away with Birde Bands. It’s time to take back your life.
Deb picked up a couple styles of her own and she loves that these have a grippy velvet underside and an adjustable elastic band to really ensure that these headbands stay put, unlike the brands you can find at the convenience stores.
The headbands come in a wide variety of styles; thick or thin strap and many different colors are available. You could easily wear one of these to the office, to the after school event, and then to the gym. You can purchase them online at their website: http://www.twetebird.com/ or in local Utah retailers. They provide a unique way to fundraise as well if you are tired of the cookie dough buckets and popcorn tins, giving 40% of the sale back to your group! If you want to see more of Twete Bird, they also have a blog here.
Our personal favorite is the Houndstooth style: just a perfect and subtle match to our France Ave. jersey.
In other upcoming news, MS 150 is this weekend! We will be taking part in the two-day ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities in support of the National MS Society. The ride is a total of 150 miles and we can’t wait to get out there and ride after having to be in the audience last weekend! Will you be there? What are your riding plans for this weekend? In any event…