Venus de Miles, an all-women’s road bike ride event, is anything but a race. The event seeks to celebrate the sisterhood between participants while encouraging women to enjoy themselves on their bikes. With courses ranging in length and degree of difficulty, Venus de Miles accommodates women bike riders of all skill levels. Riders also pedal for a cause, raising funds to benefit Greenhouse Scholars, a program supporting high-performing, under-resourced college students. Venus de Miles uses RaceHQ to make it all happen.
“RaceHQ has become a vital tool for our event operations for Venus de Miles. Now that we have two events and multiple staff members, we needed a system that could designate what needed to be done and provide a time-line structure,” says Christiana Glenn, logistics director for Venus de Miles.
On race day, the directors are busy coordinating over 1,700 participants in three different courses ranging from 38 miles to a grueling 100. After the rides, participants gather to celebrate at the post-race festival with music, vendors, and inspirational speakers. The RaceHQ dashboard lets Venus de Miles organize their milestones and assign tasks to various staff members, ensuring everyone is on track and ready for race day, even through company changes.
“We lost a valuable member of our team this year, and RaceHQ allowed us to see exactly what the progress was on all the areas of the event she was responsible for. We were able to pick up right where she left off,” Christiana says. “Having the progress, deadlines, contacts, notes and documents all in one place was a tremendous help.”
Venus de Miles currently conducts two successful road rides, one in Colorado and one in Illinois, and they’re ready to expand. “We are looking to add a third event in the next year or two, and wouldn’t think of doing that without RaceHQ,” says Christiana.
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