Here's a copy of part of a letter from this year's director of the GWBR to Carol, a Bella and owner of BestBikeZone, our sponsor:
I was just reading in the Paso Robles newspaper about your involvement with the Velo Bella Women's Cycling Team. This really sounds like a great program designed to grow women's cycling. As you know, one of our events at the Rally is our Women's Only ride called the Velo de Femme. We have been working with Team Chain Gang to organize and lead this great ride. We are looking to expand and grow the Velo de Femme to bring in more riders of different levels and offer more route options. Perhaps there is an opportunity to bring some Velo Bella members down to the Rally and to the Velo de Femme? The ride for some is a starting point to getting involved with their local cycling clubs when they return home. One of the challenges however, is finding a group to ride with. Knowing that Velo Bella exists in several communities, this might be a great fit for those riders.