Hey all you lady cyclists (or would-be cyclists) out there– just a heads up that Revolution Cycles is holding two Ladies’ Night gatherings this month with free wine, food, and great biking information. This Wednesday, head out to the Crystal City Revolution Cycles from 6:30 to 8:30, and next Thursday August 12, head to the Georgetown shop from 6:30 to 8:30. Women from the Revolution Cycles team will discuss where to ride, why to ride, and how to ride safely and comfortably. The point of these sessions is to reduce barriers so we all feel more comfortable riding around the city. It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious triathlete or a casual bike commuter– we all need to know how to change a flat and how to properly maintain a bike. So come for the bike knowledge, and stay for the wine and refreshments. All they ask is that you RSVP for Crystal City (8/4) or Georgetown (8/12) beforehand. See you there!
Even though women make up only about a third of all bicyclists in this country, they’re considered an “indicator species” for urban bikeability, according to a recent report in Scientific American. The article says that women prefer bike routes that aren’t shared with cars, and they are more likely to go out of their way to use safer bike infrastructure. As cities learn how to design places that accommodate women’s biking preferences, researchers think more people in general will start biking. So female cyclists, what do you want to see in DC?
This event sounds like a good start: this Saturday, Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy is sponsoring a Women, Wheels, and Wellness Day in Glover Park. The free program includes yoga for cyclists, an urban cycling skills session, as well as door prizes and giveaways. So women bikers, head over to Blue Ridge on Saturday afternoon for all sorts of good stuff– and realize that you’re the wave of the future!