Gigi Carter

MARCH 7, 2016: DunbarMonroe Law Firm of Ridgeland, Mississippi announces sponsorship of Mississippi’s first exclusive all-women’s bike racing club, Nunchuck Bunnies – Powered by Indian Cycle. The team is a start-up, co-founded by Leigh Laney and Gigi Carter as a way to promote women in competitive cycling.

"The lawyers of DunbarMonroe are pleased to support bicycling in Mississippi by sponsoring these great lady cyclists," said David Dunbar, partner. "We are dedicated to the safe enhancement of bicycling opportunities and awareness of the rights of cyclists in Mississippi."

Leigh Laney started her career out racing in triathlons in the 1980s. After a long career in having competed in triathlons, including the World Championship Ironman, Leigh turned her sights to bike racing. She is an avid criterium and time trial racer.

Gigi Carter started her athletic career later in life, shortly after her 40th birthday. Her initial focus was on running, but after being convinced to complete a long distance bike ride in Michigan for a charity (300 miles over 3 days), she started training for the event and became hooked on cycling. She enjoys road races and time trials, particularly long-distance events that test her endurance.

Nunchuck Bunnies is in the process of recruiting racing team members. Once fully staffed, the team expects to compete in races throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as national races. “It can be a struggle in a male-dominated sport, so Nunchuck Bunnies wants to empower and encourage women in all levels of cycling,” said Leigh Laney. “I’m really looking forward to attracting and helping females of all ages, races and nationalities to be a part of this wonderful sport,” said Gigi Carter.

Various events will be planned throughout the year to promote and support Jackson area women cyclists in their racing endeavors. These events will help to connect interested and skilled racers, while empowering women and promoting a healthy lifestyle through cycling.

DunbarMonroe PLLC
David Dunbar
Website: Telephone: (601) 898-2073

Nunchuck Bunnies:
Leigh Laney or Gigi Carter: Facebook: Twitter: @NunchuckBunnies