CAWES, Inc. (Capitol Area Women's Elite Squad) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the participation of women in cycling both locally and nationally. CAWES, Inc. has partnered with local and national organizations to advance policy initiatives for a safer, greener, and healthier lifestyle through cycling and cycling-friendly laws. We have partnered with the Washington Area Bike Association (WABA) and the IM ABLE Foundation. CAWES, Inc. is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Bike Association (MABRA) and the Pennsylvania Cycling Association (PCA). The goal for CAWES, Inc. also known as CAWES/iFractal powered by Specialized is not only to present a positive image of women in cycling, but to show that all women -- from the juniors to the masters and the able-bodied to the handicapped -- can participate, learn, and excel in the sport of cycling while having fun.