So… I’m presenting at this Thursdays Pecha Kucha at the Museum of Art. I’m speaking about how critical and vital we as women are, when riding our bicycles. Men, don’t get it twisted, I love that you’re out there but the drastic gender gap with women bicycle riders here in the U.S. is pretty significant. Women create this sense of vibrancy when we’re on the roads looking chic, heading into work or bicycling their kids to school or just running everyday errands. We help reinforce the ‘normalcy’ that the bicycle is.
I read this fantastic article this morning: http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/index.php/site/blog/advocates_launch_effort_to_double_number_of_women_and_girls_who_ride_bikes/
I’d love to find time where I can mirror efforts like this here. ’The needs and desires of bicyclists differ by gender.’ Couldn’t agree more. Having more women become LCI’s (I’ll finish mine in April) and then using that knowledge to teach girls in school as well as other women who are interested but may feel a bit intimidated can make all the difference in the world. Knowledge is power. I’m so proud of WobSoCal team! All types of beautiful women making change!