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It’s been five months since my last public confession ūüôā ¬†After five insanely busy months, I have the time to breathe and update those on what I’ve been consumed with.

For almost three years, I had been persistently and patiently working on two dream projects of mine: ¬†to bring the first ‘Open Streets’ to Columbus as well as piloting Columbus’ first ‘parklet.’ ¬†For those reading this that don’t know, ‘Open Streets’ is a free initiative that temporarily closes streets down to autos and opens them up for people to engage in fun, healthy activities like yoga, biking, breakdancing, and more. ¬†It’s all about experiencing streets as public spaces. ¬†When I was a kid, I played in the streets ALL the time. ¬†I rode my bike with my best friends and that’s just what we did. ¬†These days, streets are too dangerous. ¬†Playgrounds are built far away from the streets because the dangers of motor vehicle speeds and distracted drivers have reigned supremacy.

The ‘parklet.’ ¬†A ‘parklet’ is when you convert on-street parking spaces into ‘people’ spaces. ¬†I remember having this conversation with my friend Liz over two years ago. ¬†We met for coffee and I said, ‘Liz, I wanna pilot a parklet and I want to use one of your places.’ ¬†Without hesitation, she said, ‘absolutely.’

As one of my favorite people says, ‘Sometimes you have to turn things upside down to get them right-side up’ (Fred Kent). ¬†I whole-heartedly believe this with every ounce of my being. ¬†My two dreams projects did just that, turned things upside down. ¬† When it comes to parking and road space we’ve given too much to the vehicle that when we try to do what’s right and step in and change it, people go cray! ¬†The idea of closing downtown streets to cars to let people of all ages and abilities ‘play’ in them raised eyebrows. ¬†No matter if I came to them showing them the data of other cities putting on ‘Open Streets’ and how ridiculously successful it was/is. ¬†Successful from a public health angle. ¬†Successful from a business economics angle. ¬†Successful from a community engagement angle. ¬†Successful from a broader encouragement of multi-modal transportation. ¬†‘Open Streets’ has transformed cities across the U.S. ¬†Aside from the hard data, I had the privilege of experiencing Los Angeles’ ‘CicLAvia’ last April. ¬†When you think Los Angeles, you think of boxtox and traffic; ‘carmaggedon.’ ¬†Los Angeles’ CicLAvia / Open Streets has been such a raging success that they put on 3 / year and close anywhere between 6-12 miles of Los Angeles streets. ¬†That is not a typo people. ¬†The one I experienced last April, tens of THOUSANDS of people came out and participated in playing and owning their streets – free from motor vehicle danger. ¬†What resonated with me, as I stood in the middle of Wilshire Blvd was that so many families and people of all ages and backgrounds wanted to come and have a safe place to ride or play. ¬†There aren’t enough safe places to ride and we just don’t slow down enough to appreciate our environment. ¬†We have the ability to change our built environment when we realize the TRUE potential. ¬†That’s why Open Streets has been so important to me. ¬†I’ve seen what it does to people and cities.

After almost three years, organizations such as People For Bikes, Transit Columbus, Jeni’s, New Belgium Brewing, Capital Crossroads SID, Columbus Public Health , CD 102.5, Mt. Carmel East, Eccolyfe Designs, CDDC, Skreened, ID2014, and the Great Photobooth; stepped up to the plate and said, ‘we get it and they all invested.’ ¬†On Sunday, September 21st, Columbus joined the long list of other Open Streets cities. ¬†We closed 0.8 miles of downtown Rich St. ¬†I have to say it was a fantastic FIRST Open Streets for this city. ¬†Columbus still has a long way to go in order to be a contending ‘bike-friendly’ city. ¬†We’re making great progress but we have a long way to go. ¬†We’ve heard nothing but positive feedback about Open Streets Columbus. ¬†Our goal is to aim for ‘2’ Open Streets next year. ¬†Success with an initiative like this cannot come overnight. ¬†It must be recurring so people understand the concept and purpose. ¬†With all the people and kids that came out and enjoyed the day, they now understand why Open Streets is so effective and successful. ¬†All of those people will be future cheerleaders- spreading the Open Streets Columbus love as we put on future events.

I loved seeing how many kids were there.  I loved watching the parents not have any fear b/c that fear had been removed.  People laying a blanket out in the middle of the street b/c they could.  Getting people to look at their streets differently; seeing their streets as public spaces instead of only cars and parking is why Open Streets is so effective.

Here are some fun photos from Sept. 21st:

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We had about 18 high school students from the Mosiac school volunteer.  They loved it and we loved having them!

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Early on jenga users

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Headstand challenge at the intersection of High and Rich. ¬†I can bet ¬†this is something you don’t see everyday!
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So many people loved having the Rich St. bridge all to themselves.  Headstands, hangtime, biking, breakdancing, ska

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POGA Columbus held their last ‘pop-up’ yoga for the summer at Open Streets. ¬†What a great crowdphoto 4

Our ‘Scioto Beach’ was one of the biggest successes of Open Streets. ¬†Yep, we built a small beach on the Rich St. Bridge. ¬†Kid approved!zeke open streets


The comment above is the reason I have fought for Open Streets for so long.  This is exactly how we want people to feel.

Switch gears to the ‘Columbus Parklet Project.’ ¬†We had the great opportunity to unveil Columbus’ first parklet at the great Independents’ 2014. ¬†Getting more eyes and butts in the parklet would only help generate more buzz for the 30 day pilot over at Dirty Franks downtown. ¬†It sure did. It just so happened that unveiling the parklet at ID2014, was the same weekend as Open Streets Columbus. ¬†Needless to say, I was stressed, excited, anxious, and hopeful. ¬†No NEW project would be complete without its obstacles and we sure had some of those. ¬†But, you push through and you take every moment as a teaching moment which I did.

The parklet was a great success at ID2014. ¬†The following week it was moved outside of Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace where it’ll be there for one month for the public to embrace (hopefully). ¬†Again, this is a concept happening in other cities that are getting people and businesses to re-imagine the potential within our city streets. ¬†Over 82% of drivers are single occupancy. ¬†You drive your car to Dirty Franks, you park right out front and its YOU…one person. ¬†You remove that parking space, convert it to ‘people space’ allowing people to sit, eat their lunch, converse, and just be visible to other drivers passing by, you automatically create buzz. ¬†If you’re a business owner giving people a place to sit and stay for while, chances are they’ll spend money. ¬†The idea of the one month pilot is to introduce the concept to both the people of Columbus and business owners. ¬†The sky won’t fall if you remove one parking space usually taken up by ONE person and you convert it to where 12+ people can share and enjoy it. ¬†We’ll collect data over the month during different times of the day as well as public feedback. ¬†Thus far, its been super successful (minus a few haters and there always will be). ¬†The Columbus Parklet Project had great support from businesses such as: MKSK Designs, Dirty Franks, Kaufman Development, Creath Landscape Design, Drift Industry, DRAC, Eccolyfe Designs, Columbus Eye, Square One Salon & Spa, and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. ¬†What really catches my eye is that every one of these businesses has nothing to do with the other. ¬†They all come from different backgrounds yet they all see the Columbus Parklet Project as a great, fresh concept and are willing to invest. ¬†Our goal is to get buy-in from this 30 day pilot to where we are able to expand and build new parklets with new designs in different parts of Columbus. ¬†These small ‘interventions’ within our streets can become ‘destinations’ for people. ¬†Parklets are part of the ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper’ strategy that many cities are embracing. ¬†When people can be a part of a project from beginning to end there’s more personal investment that happens and a sense of ownership and pride.

I had some incredible people step up to help make this first parklet a reality: Ryan, Michael, Carey, Jess, Jerry, and Sarah.

Here are couple photos.  I encourage you to take a jaunt over to Dirty Franks within the next month.  Purchase a dog and have a seat in the parklet.

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The beginning stages.parklet progress


Setting up before the big ID2014 weekend.

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Lots of traffic during Independents’ weekend. ¬†first parklet DF

Ryan and Michael finishing up moving the parklet from Franklinton to downtown
safe_imageThe Columbus Dispatch published a piece on the parklet this past weekend.

And those are two of the projects I’ve been up to:) ¬†These two projects have meant so much to me¬†and I believe that with time and iterations of both, the people of Columbus will embrace. ¬†I look forward to both Open Streets Columbus and the Columbus Parklet Project expanding and becoming initiatives that people support and want to be a part of.


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This Saturday, ¬†the 2nd Annual ‘OWBS’ will take place at the awesome Strongwater Food & Spirits event space. ¬†Two years ago, I was at a bike advocate conference in Long Beach. ¬†At this conference we held a ‘Women’s Forum’ discussing ways in which we can engage more women in the U.S. and Canada to ride bikes. ¬†Currently, women commuting on bikes only make up just over 25%. ¬†Some women feel intimidated b/c they rarely see others ‘like them’ riding. ¬†Some may want to ride but they aren’t sure where or how to begin. ¬†Some want to be educated more. ¬†Some fear of being harrassed. ¬†This list can go on. ¬†So, during this ‘Women’s Forum’ in Long Beach, we all started to shout out our goals once we’d return to our home base. ¬†My pledge, ‘I will organize the first statewide ‘Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit’ in 2013!’ ¬†With some help from co-organizers Jeannie and Mimi, we made this happen. ¬†Over 70 women from around Ohio (and two from Indiana) and nine presenters attended and presented at the ‘Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit.’

In my opinion, it was very well received. ¬†We got great feedback to where this Saturdays’ Summit, all of the topics are based upon what the attendees wanted to hear more about or become more educated in. ¬†I worked extremely hard of the financial sponsors for this years Summit. ¬†We have over 14 sponsors who believe in our mission and understand that when more women ride, the ripple effect of kids, families as a whole, happens. ¬†This Summit does not exclude men. ¬†Men are more than welcome to join us (we have a gentleman speaker) this Saturday, however, it is women-specific. ¬†Why? ¬†Because there is still a disparity out there. ¬†There are still many women who better identify when hearing similar experiences…from a woman instead of a man. ¬†You don’t hear very often men being sexually harrassed while riding their bike or that some women have unfortunately been the victim of men actually driving by and touching them and slapping them. ¬†These are two examples I’ve just recentlly heard.

This past Saturday, myself and fellow bicycle enthusiast Marjorie Shavers were asked to speak at Bike Indy’s Summit. ¬†Our topic: ¬†Engaging Women. ¬†We had a wonderful discussion and what I really appreciated was how many men stayed and were actively involved in this particular topic. ¬†Men from the bike shop world to engineers to husbands and fathers. ¬†They understand the importance of having more women be seen riding bikes and what that says about your city.

Do I want more people to ride, collectively? ¬†Heck yes! ¬†I know what riding a bike does to one’s life. ¬†Do I want a platform for women to come together to hear about best practices, hear stories, meet others with similar situations – absolutely. ¬†Women empower one another. ¬†There’s a ripple effect that happens when women build upon each other’s strengths and experiences. ¬†If you’re interested in joining us at the 2nd Annual ‘Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit,’ you can register here:¬†http://bikecleveland.memberlodge.org/events. ¬†Consider biking has partnered with BikeCleveland this year for our registration so don’t get confused with the link ūüôā ¬†Thank you, BikeCleveland!

Quick details: ¬†2nd Annual ‘OWBS’ Saturday, May 3; on-sitre registration and mingle 8am-9am. ¬†Summit begins 9a-5p with post-celebratory libations to be had.

Location:  Strongwater Food & Spirits event space.  401 W. Town St. Columbus, Ohio  Find us on Facebook at:  facebook.com/ohiowomensbicyclingsummit

Summit details on topics and speaker bios can be found on the Facebook page as well as: http://www.considerbiking.org

Here a couple pics from last year’s Summit:

lisa and tammyThese two ladies: ¬†Lisa Hinson and Tammy Krings are the Webster definition of ‘badass.’ ¬†Two incredible business women whom have taken a leading role in creating a female groundswell for one of the nations biggest Cancer Rides: Pelatonia.

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A great shot from behind as the first two speakers, Lisa and Tammy set the stage.


I was thrilled when Marjorie accepted a speaker position for our first ‘OWBS.’ ¬†She was very nervous since she had just become re-aquainted with bicycling however, I felt that Marjorie embodies what the future face of bicycling should look like. ¬†Now, she’s a beast to help engage more women to ride! ¬†SO PROUD!


An ariel shot of most of the folks from the Summit.  Some were still eating, some had to leave back to their jobs, but this is a pretty great shot!


Lindsay Sherman of Trek will be giving a much more indepth and hands-on workshop that you can choose from at this year’s Summit. ¬†We thought she had enough time last year. ¬†We were definitely wrong. ¬†Trial and error, right? ¬†The attendees loved it. ¬†She’ll have a great session this year and we’re excited she’s coming back!

Lastly, I wanted to post a snippet of all of our sponsors. ¬†I’m so grateful at how excited and supportive ALL of these businesses have been.

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Last week, I returned from a week long trip to Los Angeles. ¬†I was awarded by the wonderful Alliance for Biking & Walking, a seat at their National ‘Open Streets’ Conference. ¬†If any of you reading this don’t know what Open Streets is its an initiative where you temporarily close streets down to autos and open them up for the people. ¬†During this time which is¬†between 4-8hrs of street closure and usually on a Sunday, car traffic is replaced with people traffic. ¬†People can bike, walk, skateboard, do yoga, dance, sit, and many other activities. Open Streets is an initiative I’ve been obsessed about for well over three years. ¬†The first time I had heard about it and saw pictures, I immediately knew the benefits that a movement like this could produce for cities.

There have been well over 90 documented Open Streets here in the U.S. alone and global cities such¬†Cape Town, Bogota, and Wellington hold ‘Open Streets’ initiatives of their own. ¬†In Bogota, its such a way of life that ‘Ciclovia’ happens every Sunday. ¬†What’ s so appealing about Open Streets? ¬†Well, when we, as adults think of ‘playing’ in the streets, we think of only childhood memories. ¬†We’ve become so engrained with streets ‘belonging’ to cars and that’s it. ¬†WRONG. ¬†Streets are under utilized. ¬†They are so much more than parking and traffic.

How is an initiative like Open Streets different than say a festival or block party? ¬† I’m glad you asked. ¬†The core objectives are fundamentally different. Indeed, Open Streets are typically part of a broader city or organizational effort to encourage sustained physical activity, increase community engagement, and build support for the provision of broader transportation choices.

The National Open Streets Conference I attended brought experts from cities all over the U.S., Africa, and New Zealand to share experiences and best practices about their planning process of Open Streets.  Substanial data has been collected that shows how transformational holding an Open Streets in your city can be (feast yourself on delicious data here:  www.openstreetsproject.com)

I remember last week, Jeff Miller of the Alliance asked aloud, ‘raise your hand if this will be your first CicLAvia.’ ¬†A few of us (including myself) raised our hands. ¬†Immediately, you heard the crowd make an ‘oooooooooooh’ remark meaning, you’re mind’s going to be blown. ¬†My spunky response was, ‘no shit.’ ¬†I knew what I was prepared for. ¬†CicLAvia is Los Angeles’ ‘Open Streets.’ ¬†The demand for CicLAvia is so high that L.A. now holds CicLAvia three times a year. ¬†Their most recent route was six miles of street closure…. on the iconic Wilshire Blvd. ¬†Let me repeat myself SIX MILES OF STREET CLOSURE… for six hours.

Los Angeles aka ‘Carmageddon’ / traffic sewer city of the U.S. has one of the most successful Open Streets movements in the world. ¬†Over 100,000 people come and enjoy miles upon miles of car-free streets. ¬†Being able to experience L.A.s CicLAvia was a dream for me. ¬†My pictures didn’t do justice for the sights that I saw. ¬†I think my favorite visions were of ALL of the families. ¬†So many families out enjoying their city at a slow pace. ¬† Nobody got angry. ¬†No aggressive horns. ¬†No cars intimidating you. ¬†Strangers smiling and talking to one another. ¬†Businesses along the route bolstering with people hopping off their bikes and supporting. ¬†Music on corners, art being painted, and streets being alive. ¬†

One of the most powerful acknowledgements happened. ¬†My friend Marc said, ‘look around at all these families. ¬†It’s not that there’s a deficiency of families not being able to afford bikes, its the fact that they don’t feel like there’s a safe place to ride.’ ¬†When he said that aloud, it slapped me in the face. ¬†I saw families with four and five kids; all of them had bikes. ¬†It was so true. ¬†And I wonder, how that relates to here in Columbus. ¬†There’s also a huge health undertone to this initiative. ¬†Not only are these initiatives reimaging streets where people walk and bike as a form of transportation, but, there’s such an appeal to this ‘urban playground’ where people are out for hours being physically active. ¬†I remember I thought I would be at CicLAvia for only 3-4 hours. ¬†Nopers. ¬†I was there from 830am -4p! ¬†You take your time and stop along the route and engage in activities. ¬†You talk to people. ¬†You stop in the middle of the street and let the sun shine on your face, why? ¬†Because you can! ¬†

After my conference, I came back here and have been more dedicated than ever before of making Columbus Open Streets a reality in 2014. ¬†I have the best momentum that I’ve had in all 2 1/2 years I’ve been trying to put this thing together. ¬†I know that once Columbus gets a taste of the first Open Streets, the demand will be created and there WILL be more. ¬†The beautiful thing about Open Streets is that it attracts such a wide variety of audiences coming from numerous neighborhoods where just like San Francisco’s ‘Sunday Streets’ this initiative can move from one community to another, showcasing the uniqueness of each neighborood.¬† This movement connects people. ¬†

The city of Columbus has approved 1.4 miles of downtown street closure for the first Open Streets. ¬†The tentative date; Sunday September 28th from 10a-2p. ¬†While it’s not six miles, it’s a great first ‘Open Streets’ route. ¬†Again, this first Open Streets will introduce both the people of this city and city staff to how effective and beneficial Open Streets are, and the subsequent ones to follow will be that much easier to organize. ¬† I’ll keep y’all updated on Columbus’ progress. ¬†Also, if any of you reading this have businessses that would be interested in supporting financially, message me. ¬† ¬†

Enjoy the pics.

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Woman just cruisin’ down Wilshire.

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From left:  Erika, Misty, and Ryan.  My CicLAvia peepsphoto 3 (3)


Of course, dogs have a place in these kinds of initiatives!
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This was the cutest!  Father and daughter time.  My heart filled up seeing this sight time and time again.photo 3 (12)


So of course, I spoke to this dude. ¬†He was awesome. ¬†He comes to CicLAvia every time it happens. ¬†He loves it and thinks it’s wonderful for the all the people.photo 4 (12)

One of the businesses filled up with people supporting local businessphoto 4 (18)

Right when CicLAvia started in the morning.  I caught this little guy.  photo 1 (12)


One of the many wonderful volunteers keeping order during the mandatory dismount zone.  photo 3 (9)

Just a bunch of people, waiting at the red light. ¬†Wouldn’t you rather this than lines of cars? ¬†Can’t get any more human than this!
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The dismount zone / pedestrian zone.  
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There’s me! ¬†I was just so swoonie seeing all the kids having so much fun! ¬†Growing up and being a part of this movement!photo 2 (7)

This image captures the essence of what streets can look like when you replace car traffic with beautiful people traffic.  photo 1 (6)


As far as the eye can see…… ¬†PEOPLE bringing the streets to life.

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I’m late but I have a good excuse: ¬†grant writing, presentation building for public speaking engagements and…. naps ūüôā

July’s ride was super duper fantastic. ¬†This month’s ride supported the one and only – Grass Skirt Tiki Room. ¬†Easily 40+ women showed up on a glorious evening for our ride. ¬†We slow biked from Grass Skirt and explored the Bexley neighborhood and it was one of the prettiest rides we went on. ¬†The evening temperature was perfect and the Bexley streets were so quiet and filled with beautiful landscapes and extroardinary homes. ¬†We made our way back by biking through Franklin Park Conservatory, Olde Towne, East, Downtown, and ending at Grass Skirt.

This random route was some of the ladies favorite thus far. ¬†Among the wonderful comments of the evening, I received one that really stuck out. ¬†One woman said she loved my rides b/c she gets to see neighborhoods she’s never been to nor biked through. ¬†She loves seeing all the personalities of the neighborhoods on bike. ¬†I loved hearing that b/c I always wonder if the ladies are enjoying the routes ūüôā ¬†The bicycle is so awesome in so many ways. ¬†Bringing diverse women together, building women’s confidence to ride more frequently. ¬†Creating friendships. ¬†Exploring neighborhoods and getting a taste of local businesses they may never have heard of and now would go back and support ūüôā

This is a good transition into another reason why my ride always supports 1-2 local businesses. ¬†We still live in the mind frame where a car parked out front of a business means economic impact. ¬†I want these businesses to have that light bulb go off and see that 16 bike riders parked in a parking spot brings a business more money and from a visual perspective, it adds life in front of that business and it peaks spectators interest who are driving past as well. ¬†We need to let go of this idea that parking is ‘end all be all’ of businesses succeeding. ¬†It can also help ease concerns from business owners should a nearby street be redesigned with bicycle facilities. ¬†Any interest in joining this incredibile and diverse group of women on bikes, shoot me an email ūüôā

Enjoy the beautiful pics taken by the lovely and awesome Jennifer Grimm

Be safe and keep riding

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We had a fantastic evening ride last night. ¬†We began at Camelot Cellars (thanks, Janine) for our ‘meet & greet.’ ¬†As we rounded up, I walk outside and look to both my left and right and bikes were locked up to meters, trees, you name up; up and down the entire block. ¬†It was a beautiful sight!

We rode about 9 miles and through a variety of neighborhoods. ¬†As we were biking east on Long St. I stopped and counted 51 women riders. ¬†I’m really excited to watch the ride continue to grow throughout the summer and beyond.


Be safe and keep riding

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Saturday marked the 32nd Annual Festivus Ride here in Columbus, Ohio. ¬†It was cold as hell but we did it. ¬†I was very happy about this event for a couple reasons: ¬†First – I’ve been so UNholiday as there are so many people grieving. ¬†My heart just continues to break for the families in CT as I think of them, everyday. ¬†This holiday is the first holiday that I’ve really REALIZED that its ‘people’ that mean the absolute most to me. ¬†I don’t want ‘things.’ ¬†I want people who make me feel good to surround me and love me. ¬†Festivus did just this. ¬†Second – the sun joined us for our ride. ¬†We began once again at Goodale Park and slowly made our way to Hal n Als. ¬†Festive bicycles decorated and wonderful outfits were worn. ¬†Me – I rocked Velour. ¬†I brought back the ‘Italian Mall Walker.’

We ended at Hal n Als and warmed up before hitting the outdoors to participate in the ever popular – HUFFY TOSS. ¬†The fire pit was roaring and Tatoheads Food Truck kept our belly’s full.

Inside, we had an ugly sweater contest followed by mad postings on the Grievance board and if you stayed later into the evening, a few of us had our own little dance party.

Thank you to ALL who came out and joined us.  Thanks to Hal n Als and Tatoheads for booze and noms.

See you all next year!

Enjoy the photos and Happy Holidays.

Be safe and keep riding.


















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One of the handful of phrases a bunch of us learned last night at the ‘2 Wheels & Heels’ Columbus Ladies Night. ¬†Last night, I organized this month’s ‘2 Wheels’ event at Paradise Garage. ¬†A handful of ladies have brought up how much they would love to learn more about their bikes. ¬†So, with winter surely upon us, why not learn the basics about your bike so that you can be prepared and as safe as possible.

Emily and Sara of Paradise Garage were pumped to educate these women. ¬†Immediately, when I walked into the shop, I felt comfortable and welcomed as I always do at Paradise. ¬†Women of all ages and backgrounds started showing up and the ‘meet and greet’ hour began. ¬†Right around seven, twelve of us women went into the back repair area where chairs and pairs of tire levers were laid out for all of us. ¬†The backroom setup was immediately inviting and it made me even more eager for the education session to begin.

The 1.5 hr session went through everything from PSI pressure, to brake pads, to chain lube, frayed cables, to learning how to fix a flat.  Fantastic questions were asked throughout the entire session.  I would look around and see women taking notes and being completely focused on what Emily or Sara were saying.

After the session, the girls changed a few flats and realized how easy it is to take the back wheel off if you have your chain in the smallest ring ūüôā ¬†It was such an empowering evening for everyone and again, SUCH a comfortable and inviting environment. ¬†If all bike shops provided this type of comfortable and relaxed feel, women feeling intimidated when in bike shops would be minuscule.

Last night was another absolute pleasure.  Enjoy these incredible and empowering pictures.

Be safe and keep riding.














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