Blog Tour Feature: Shred Girls: Lindsay’s Joyride by Molly Hurford & Violet Lemay

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Blog Tour Feature: Shred Girls: Lindsay’s Joyride by Molly Hurford & Violet Lemay

Shred Girls: Lindsay’s Joyride by Molly Hurford & illustrated by Violet Lemay is an empowering new middle grade novel by the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com! Check out my journey on the bike below & grab Shred Girls now!

Also if you join the newsletter you can get a free Shred Girls zine!


Blog Tour Feature: Shred Girls: Lindsay’s Joyride by Molly Hurford & Violet Lemay

Shred Girls: Lindsay's Joyride

by Molly Hurford, Violet Lemay
Published by: Rodale Kids
on May 7, 2019
Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 256
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An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush--and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!

It's time to ride and save the day!

Lindsay can't wait to spend her summer break reading comics and watching superhero movies--until she finds out she'll be moving in with her weird older cousin Phoebe instead. And Phoebe has big plans for Lindsay: a BMX class at her bike park with cool-girl Jen and perfectionist Ali.

Lindsay's summer of learning awesome BMX tricks with new friends and a new bike turns out to be more epic than any comic book--and it's all leading up to a jumping competition.

But some of the biker boys don't think girls should be allowed to compete in BMX. Now it's up to Lindsay, Jen, and Ali to win the competition and prove that anyone can be great at BMX.



Feature

My Journey on the Bike

In November 2017, Deb (one of my favorite instructors) hit me up after class and said, “how do you feel about the cycle bike?”

My eyes opened wide, and I coughed – “Um, I don’t cycle. Period.”

It was true – I refused to hop on a bike, stationary or otherwise. I was barely running at that point; all of my cardio was dance-based. But I loved Deb so much I was willing to try this class on a stationary bike.

First class on a stationary bike – and last class in regular shoes!

But wait – don’t you teach a class on a bike?

Yes, I loved it so much I kept coming back.

And got me some proper cycle shoes

For almost a year, I took SPRINT – a HIIT class using the bike as a tool – 3x a week. I loved it so much I began teaching it and now have my very own Wednesday night class. It’s my favorite night of the week and I love being with my cheetahs!

Chris (the husband) actually liked SPRINT so we talked about getting road bikes for his birthday last September. I had considered triathlon training for 2019 so a bike was a perfect addition.

I haven’t named her yet but I plan to. Any suggestions?

I did take up triathlon this year and so did my running partner. Her husband also became active so now we go out riding on a weekly basis.

It’s not called a journey for nothing. I am still working on becoming comfortable riding my bike, especially on tight turns or rugged terrain. I am learning the lingo and best technique – preparing for my first triathlon in 19 days!

I wish I had the opportunity when I was young to get into the sports I am now fully committed to. That is why Shred Girls is so important in this world – give youth the inspiration to get out there and shred!

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Did you play a sport as a kid?⠀⠀ . . .⠀⠀ I didn’t truly become active until 2 years ago, a fact I wish was different. I think about how much more advanced I could be, especially in cycling (my weakest sport!). I love that @mollyjhurford makes BMX accessible for girls. Shred Girls: Lindsay’s Joyride is out now, along with this adorable zine (available if you sign up for their newsletter!). Check it out and pick Shred Girls up for all the young people in your life!⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush–and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ It’s time to ride and save the day!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Lindsay can’t wait to spend her summer break reading comics and watching superhero movies–until she finds out she’ll be moving in with her weird older cousin Phoebe instead. And Phoebe has big plans for Lindsay: a BMX class at her bike park with cool-girl Jen and perfectionist Ali.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Lindsay’s summer of learning awesome BMX tricks with new friends and a new bike turns out to be more epic than any comic book–and it’s all leading up to a jumping competition.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ But some of the biker boys don’t think girls should be allowed to compete in BMX. Now it’s up to Lindsay, Jen, and Ali to win the competition and prove that anyone can be great at BMX.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #bookish #igreads #booknerd#bookstagrammer #bibliophile#booknerdigans #instabooks#bookblogger #Bookstagram #youngreaders#bookphotography#yafiction #bookgram#bookphotography#idratherbereading #bookishphotos#readersofinstagram#booksbooksbooks #shredgirls #mollyhurford⠀⠀

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