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Gear Resources
Gear manufacturers have realised that lots of women like the outdoors and they're different shapes from men. Here's what's out there, and where you can buy it.

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Travel Resources
A selection of travel resources especially for women who love to travel. Includes a list of online communities if you do it yourself, or companies if you need a little help.

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Surfing Resources
Listed here are some links to resources from all over the world that cater to women who love surfing.

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Hiking Resources
Extended walks are great for the mind and spirit and lots of women love to take part in them. Check out these resources and get inspired to go on a walking adventure.

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports Resources
Skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, polar expeditions - all done in the snow and all done by lots of amazing women.  Check out these resources to find out more...

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Kayaking Resources
White water, surfing, sea kayaking, sprint racing, marathon racing, multisport, fishing...is there anything you can't do from a kayak? Explore these resources!

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Cycling Resources
A list of resources for all sorts of cycling - mountain biking, road biking, touring, racing, recreation and commuting - all specific to women.

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Climbing Resources
Women can (and have) achieved incredible things in climbing. Listed in this section are a collection of climbing and moutaineering resources that are useful and inspiring for all climbers.

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A list of organisations that cater exclusively to women, or run trips exclusively for women. A great way to find a women-specific adventure in your area.

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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tn_IMG_4178.JPGExplore these resources to find out more about cycling and women who love it.


Thor Egerton is Australia's top ranked athlete in the sport of Mountain Bike Orienteering, is completing her PhD, loves Adventure Racing and was the very first person to be profiled on GO! Girls Outdoors!  Click on her name to read it.

Nancy Sathre-Vogel and her husband decided to take their twin ten year-old sons on a family holiday - riding their bikes from Alaska to Argentina!  Their website has a lot of interesting resources, including teaching resources and tips on home schooling, and you can read her profile by visiting the link above.

Julie Angus gave up a career in Molecular Biology to cycle 13,000km and row 10,000km with her now-husband Colin, who was completing a human powered circumnavigation of the world.  Their subsequent adventures have involved them designing a bike/rowboat system - you can tow the boat behind the bike, and the bike fits in the boat for rowing.  More details are in her profile. 

Organisations and Events

Gear up Girl (also featured in a GO! Girls Outdoors profile) run workshops and recreational cycling events for women in some Australian states.

The Women's Cycling Pages on the Bicycle Victoria website are a great resource if you're looking for information, or events around Victoria.

Velo Girls are a cycling club exclusively for women and girls in the San Francisco Bay Area.  They have a comprehensive website that is well worth a look, even if you don't live in California.

Women's Cycling - a Canadian based website all about cycling, specifically for women.  Another comprehensive website with lots of great information.

Books & Magazines

Full Tilt by Dervla MurphyFull Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy - the techno-brain behind the GO! Girls Outdoors website and an experienced cycle tourer himself says this is his 'favourite book in the world'!  About the cycling trip Dervla took from Dublin to Delhi in 1963, with a revolver in her pocket.  She's continued cycling ever since and has several more books to enjoy if you like this one.

Rowed Trip: A Journey by Oar from Scotland to the Middle East by Colin and Julie Angus.  All about Julie and Colin's rowing and cycling adventure on their special bike/rowboat system.  Released September 2009.

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