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Through her love of cycling and desire for an alternative, Isabella Rojas created Doña Pan. Doña Pan cycling club is a tongue-in-cheek group that welcomes women riders of all levels and offers an opportunity to learn and grow. This club shows girls of all ages how to own their space, be confident, fuel a competitive edge, and set health conscious goals in a friendly dynamic. Doña Pan is so much more than just a bicycle ride.
After spending years working in the cycling industry, which is male-dominated, she saw a discrepancy that needed to be addressed. From her own experiences, she knew becoming a cyclist was never as easy as just grabbing a bike and going outside. She wondered how a barrier could be broken to offer a welcoming environment for any woman…
By deciding to offer a morning bike ride (every day) led by local experienced riders, she realized a self-sustainable option could be offered for all levels.
Thus, a community was built!
The club focuses on clinics from learning to ride a bicycle, to bicycle maintenance. Welcoming mixers introduce new riders to veteran athletes, where questions and answers can be exchanged in a fun dynamic.
After receiving positive responses from her local cycling community she has taken to the task of improving women’s bicycle racing in Florida. As a newly appointed Florida Bicycle Racing Association board member, she holds fast to progressing women athletic programs for all ages and looks forward to propelling the cycling industry in a new direction.
As a community-driven effort, retaining ride leaders for the instructional rides and mixers, would not be sustainable if not for the help of donations and their committed sponsors: Perezluha Coaching, Oakley, Tailwind Nutrition, Solo Warrior Socks, Peppermint Cycling Co., 231 Salon, ID It All, and more…
Isabella strives for a healthier community by offering opportunities to all women through the Doña Pan cycling club.
To support more girls and women on bikes, consider becoming a sponsor and making a donation.