Name: Anne Rugg
Lives in: Eliot ME
Work as: Manager of commuteSMARTseacoast
What bike (s) are you riding: LaPierre Sensium 200; Salsa Vaya (steel gravel grinder)
Favorite bike route: Route 1A Rye
Most prized bike accessory: odometer – a great motivator!
Helpful hint or tip for other women bicyclists: Get a decent bike, as much as you can afford, with a good fit, especially the saddle. No need to suffer. When I bought my first really nice bike last year I felt that I had grown wings. And it was so much more fun to ride. Also, ask a more experienced bicyclist to ride with you once to help improve your skills.
Why you bicycle: So many reasons! For fun, for exercise, to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, to feel strong and empowered. And the post-ride endorphins are totally addictive…in a good way!