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Welcome, We are glad you are here

She's got a ticket to ride

Circle and Spoke believes women are unstoppable when we are centered in ourselves in a supportive community. Through our bike rides and retreats, we deepen our "spokers" (aka members of our community) connection to cycling, community and herself in order to support her shifting gears in and out of the saddle.

Greasing the wheels: Our story

So what exactly is Circle and Spoke?

We believe that through biking you can get into gear in your life.We believe biking is an accessible, fun and inclusive sport that you as a woman should feel confident and in balance to claim for yourself.We believe you don’t have to have the swankiest gadgets, get to the finish line first or always be beating your personal record to enjoy cycling.We believe one of the most important technologies of our time isn't found in a new app or computer chips, it's building authentic, supportive, real live community where you feel a sense of belonging, care and inspiration. We are about building community through biking and bringing rest and reflection into biking retreats, so while you are feeling your strength on a ride, you feel boosted thanks to connecting, reflecting and riding alongside a supportive and fun community.We believe moving at your own pace (as we like to call it, moving at the speed of grace) means you know your rhythm, boundaries and self and that should be applauded and celebrated.Welcome to Circle and Spoke. We are glad to have you here.

So, how can I spin my wheels with Circle and Spoke?

Upcoming Rides & Retreats

Pedal, Paddle & Pause: A Great EscapeSunday, July 14th
*Harper's Ferry, WV *

If you’re an outdoorsy woman who is ready to slow down, then join us for an escape where you are going to come away with new friendships and nourishing time in nature to feel more grounded in a supportive community of active gals.

Our rides are women-led and for women and non-binary folks. Gender is a spectrum and we welcome you to join if you self-identify, as such.Your curves, bruises, breakthroughs, joys, worries... they are all welcome here.

What we are hearing from the soap box

Testimonials

About our Founder

Ellen Oshinsky

Ellen has worn many hats. Metaphorically and also literally... she loves hats and won't be found biking or skiing without a helmet.Formerly a NYC Public School Teacher, she finds building community to be oh so juicy! In her late 20s, she stumbled serendipitously upon a rad grant to envision and host retreats. She believes retreats are magical because they bring community together to be more supported, a secret sauce to building a more thriving world. In the spring of 2023, Ellen had a spark of inspiration realizing that she was going to lead a transformational retreat/ride and went from an occasional cyclist to a bikepacking enthusiast.Ellen has been an environmental educator with Audubon New York, the founder of DMV EcoAdventures, a ski instructor at Deer Valley Resort and is a fundraiser with Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps. Ellen has a MA in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, a BA in Spanish from the University of Miami and is fluent in Spanish.She was selected as one of five Wild Gift Fellows in 2024.

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Contact Circle & Spoke

Curious to learn more about Circle and Spoke? Email Ellen Oshinsky at retreats@circleandspoke.com

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Website Terms of Use
Last Modified: March 9, 2024
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These terms of use are entered into by and between You and Circle and Spoke Retreats and Rides LLC dba Circle & Spoke ("Company," "we," or "us"). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, "Terms of Use"), govern your access to and use of circleandspoke.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through circleandspoke.com (the "Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user.
Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, found at www.circleandspoke.com/termsandconditions, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.
This Website is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.
Changes to the Terms of Use
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Information About You

Website Privacy Policy
Last modified: March 9, 2024
Introduction
Circle and Spoke Retreats and Rides LLC dba Circle & Spoke ("Company" or "We") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website circleandspoke.com (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, or disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
· On this Website.
· In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
· When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
It does not apply to information collected by:
· Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party; or
· Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.
Children Under the Age of 16
Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
· By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, driver’s license number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("personal information");
· That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
· About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.
We collect this information:
· Directly from you when you provide it to us.
· Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
· Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of submitting applications for grants or purchasing access to view videos.
· Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
· Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
· Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
· Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
· To present our Website and its contents to you.
· To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
· To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
· To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
· To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
· In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
· For any other purpose with your consent.
Changes to Our Privacy Policy
It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page.
Contact Information
To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at retreats@circleandspoke.com .