Since today is International Women’s Day, I wanted to introduce to you one of the outstanding women who paved the way for us sports enthusiasts, enabling us to ride a bike, skate, snowboard, surf and so on.
The woman I want to present is Mitzi Albl from Austria. She was one of the founding members of the Grazer Damen Bicycle Club (Ladies Bicycle Club Graz), which was founded in 1893 and was the first bicycle club for ladies in Austria, one of the first clubs in Europe in general.
1893 was a time where women still had to endure a lot of suppression. They were expected not to wear pants, not to sweat and in general, keep their attention to their work as housewives and mothers. Yet these women organized bike riding workshops for newbies, had a special club attire (including pants and modern caps!) and got together for group rides.
Through their courage to oppose the societys guidelines they cleared the way for women to use a bicycle as means of transportation, for working out and for fun.
For this, I want to thank Mitzi Albl and her peers! To show my gratitude, I named this blog after Ms Albl when I founded it in 2006.
May we cycle together into a future where nobody is suppressed because of their gender!
Buckle up your seatbelts, the Freeride Film Festival Tour 2016 starts today (November 5, 2016). The kick-off will be in Innsbruck and the tour will then stop in Munich (Nov 6), Darmstadt (Nov 7), Cologne (Nov 8), Berlin (Nov 9) and Vienna (Nov 10).
Also on the schedule: 2 special screenings of Shades of Winter – BETWEEN in Linz (Nov 13) and Vienna (Nov 14).
For people close to the western part of Austria there’s a mini-tourstop with a more local movie selection on the 17th of November in Dornbirn.
Visit the festival website to find out all details:
A beautiful new surf and travel guide has recently been released called “I Love the Seaside”. It focusses on spots worth visiting in southwest Europe, from France to Portugal and Spain.
You can get your copy on http://ilovetheseaside.com/
Starting on the 8th of July 2016, Ausee Cable will be running their Girls Day offer again!
You can purchase a day ticket for half the price AND you’ll get a pair of pink flip-flops ;)
This march, the fifth edition of the Women’s Longboard Camp took place in Portugal and here’s the visual proof how sweet it was!
For your chance to win a spot at the WLC in Stuttgart from the 2nd of June until the 6th of June, head over to the Women’s Longboard Camp Facebook Page!