June 11, 2013
It’s been a busy and exciting couple of months for the Ritte Women’s Team, they’ve had upgrades, new team mates, many podiums, the Rapha Women’s Prestige race and even a State Championship!
Pactimo is excited to let you know that the team has been extended an invitation to Rás na mBan—Ireland’s premier women’s cycling event.
The Ritte girls will be making the trek across the pond to compete in this 5 day all women’s stage race, competing against elite level women form all over the world. It’s events like these that grow the sport of women’s cycling at all levels, and the Ritte girls are thrilled to be part of it.
The 2013 Rás na mBan is the eighth edition of the race and the 27th anniversary of the start of international stage racing for women in Ireland. Beginning with the John Hearn Memorial Women’s Three Day in 1986, and from bases in Tipperary, Dublin and Kerry, Irish racers have taken on international opposition in a series of events that have laid the groundwork for the current five-day event.
Following on from the ground breaking events run in Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary and later by Dublin Wheelers in Dublin and Meath, the Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland took over promotion of Ireland’s leading women’s stage race with the creation of the two-day, Dublin-based Ras na mBan in 2006.
Being a self- supported team, the next couple months leading up to Rás na mBan will be fund raising time, and in true Ritte style they will be having a party! (And working with a charity to help raise funds for the event while supporting a good cause.)
Check back to learn more about the event and how you can help support the team.
About Ritte Women’s Cycling
The Ritte Women’s Cycling Team is a carefully selected assembly of SoCal women who train hard, race hard and party hard. They believe it only takes a few fun girls to influence a peloton, and they’re on a mission to empower other woman to be unafraid to just get out there and ride.
Pactimo is proud to be the custom cycling apparel partner for Ritte.
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