‘Queens Rule Together’ cycling group heads for gender equality – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Call them road bike royalty. As a member of the “QRT” or “Queens Rule Together” cycling group, Jenna Foley and her team are moving towards a more inclusive cycling community.

“Cycling can be a real individual sport, so it’s really special that we’ve found a lot of community, a lot of support for each other,” Foley said.

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Its mission is to help women of color accelerate the learning process and overcome financial barriers when it comes to bicycles.

“We’ll be running free classes and clinics on how to change a tire, basic bike maintenance so you don’t have to pay,” Foley said.

CBS3’s Matt Petrillo went for a spin.

Petrillo: What stood out to you the most about joining QRT?

Foley: There were a lot of barriers for me when I got into the sport, and now I can help break them down for other women.

Queens Rule Together is an offshoot of another cycling group called “Kings Rule Together”, a men-only cycling club.

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“We were so intimidated until we finally had a queen ride with all the women,” Foley said.

For these queens, it’s a great confidence-building workout.

It all started with just four queens getting together during the pandemic here in Philadelphia.

“And it really took off from there,” Foley said.

Now over 200 women have joined, some forming their own chapters.

“So we have local members here in Philadelphia, Delaware, Charlotte, Northern Virginia, we have some in Virginia Beach, we have some in Los Angeles,” Foley said.

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Queens Rule Together adds that its motto is ‘strength in numbers’ and encourages anyone interested in cycling to apply. For more information, click here.

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