Keeping bicycling a fun and fashionable lifestyle! No more ugly commutes.
At Cuter Commuter, we believe that one of the barriers to bicycling as a lifestyle should not be finding practical, functional and stylish products and accessories that work from when we start our commute to when we begin our day at the office. We dress the way we do to express our personal style. We don't change clothes for when we drive our cars so why should we dress differently just to ride our bikes to the coffee shop, to the grocery store, or to the office? And that's how the story of Cuter Commuter began. We offer bicycle commuting gear, apparel and accessories that look as good on the bike as they are off the bike so that there's no more ugly commutes.
I'm a wife, bicycling advocate, mother of three cats and bicycle commuter. In my profession as a business analyst, I enhance systems for end users. In my personal life, I work to engage and encourage others, especially women, to become bicyclists for life.
I learned to ride a bicycle as an adult, after a failed attempt to learn as a child. Yeah. Pedaling downhill directly into a tree was traumatic enough that I never learned to ride a bicycle. In my early 30s, I decided to "give it a try" (again). This time I fell in love with cycling! I owe that to my husband, John, who has always been (and still is) my biggest supporter since that first day.
For several years, I enjoyed road biking as a sport where I regularly rode 80+ miles a day on my own during the weekends. Eventually I completed a 100-mile century ride to benefit multiple sclerosis. I surprised myself by completing the challenge in under 5 hours! I even dabbled in USA Cycling sanctioned road races and criteriums--but found that I enjoyed taking photos from the sidelines much more.
After my family and I moved to Reno-Sparks, I shifted my passion to urban cycling and bicycling advocacy. Now I enjoy riding my bicycle everywhere I can possibly go--to run errands, to eat at restaurants, and to meet friends for social activities from a Women's Bicycling Meetup Group that I organize. Through the Cuter Commuter Women's Bicycling Meetup Group, I help women get on their bikes and ride on the road when they were too intimidated to do so before. One of our meetup is at a community bicycle shop for Ladies’ Night to learn how to work on our own bikes and it has been so empowering for them!!
I am not an expert in the topics discussed on this blog. I draw from my personal experiences and things I have learned along the way (and I am still learning) to share with other women.
When I am off the bike I serve on these boards, committees and groups to help make the Reno-Tahoe-Sparks community a more bike-friendly place to live:
- Reno Bike Project, a non-profit community bicycle shop (Trustee, Board of Directors)
- Regional Transportation Commission Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (Member)
- Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (Commuter Challenge Lead)
- Nevada Bicycle Coalition (Volunteer, Website Design/Maintenance)
- National League of American Bicyclists (Business Member)
- University of Nevada Reno Campus Bicycle Committee for a bicycle friendly university (Committee Member)
About Cuter Commuter LLC.
The founder, Daly is dedicated to engaging women to become lifelong urban cyclists through social activities, advocacy and mentorship by promoting bicycling as a desirable, functional and affordable lifestyle choice. We at Cuter Commuter strive to:
- Keep bicycling fun through social events.
- Offer functional products of high quality that are stylish.
- Promote a practical bicycling lifestyle through education and social media.
Our mission is to encourage the utilitarian use of bicycles as a lifestyle by promoting the benefits of bicycling through our blog and offering high-quality, functional and fashionable bicycling gear and accessories through our online store.