women in cycling
Our enthusiastic appreciation goes to our member Candice for organizing a women's ride along the Guadalupe River Trail earlier this month. Her wrap-up of the ride is below.
Fifty experienced cyclists and women who dusted off their bikes for the event found their way to Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose to check in for the casual women's ride along the Guadalupe River. Weather was... read the whole note.
Ladies, want to meet more women who bike here in Silicon Valley? Join other women who love to pedal, including SVBC Executive Director Corinne Winter, at the beautiful Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. It's the perfect time for a garden party: the dahlias and zinnas are in bloom, the apples are ripening in the orchard, and the weather is perfect for tea under the old oak tree. We'll bring... read the whole note.
Leah Missbach Day, co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, will keynote the first-ever National Women's Bicycling Summit on September 13, 2012 in Long Beach, California.
Speaking about how the bicycle can inspire both personal and cultural revolutions, Day will set the stage for an event aimed at increasing the number of women who ride bikes and empowering female leadership at all levels of... read the whole note.
The ride will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 14th, starting in San Pedro Square Market. Arrive an hour early at 5:00 to check out the San José Bike Clinic, grab a bite to eat, and soak up the vibe! Whether you are a Bike Party regular, or if you want to try a social ride for the first time, the Ladies Ride is the perfect opportunity for women of all backgrounds and riding levels to enjoy... read the whole note.
Executive Director Corinne Winter was recently interviewed for an article in Self Magazine about the healthiest American cities for women. The article was also released on MSNBC.com:
4. Safest: San Jose, Calif. These big-city streets remain small-town safe, with one-third fewer violent crimes and nearly 60 percent fewer fatal car crashes than average. Wide sidewalks and bike lanes help... read the whole note.
Attention women bicyclists! Did you know that in California women don’t join bicycle advisory bodies nearly as much as men? A graduate student from San José State has created an online survey to understand why. If you are a woman who bikes, your participation would really help!
The survey should take under 5 minutes and will be open until September 30, 2011. You can find it here: https... read the whole note.
Although cycling is on the upswing in the South Bay, it has been a mostly a male dominated actvity. San Jose's Bike Party has changed this a bit with ever increasing numbers of women riders. SJBP has been an excellent way for new women riders to sample the joy of cycling and community with other women riders. July's Ladies Ride was a huge success with over 350 cyclists. For many this was... read the whole note.
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is gathering input from women and girls only on cycling issues through an online survey. The survey takes an average of 15 minutes, and is more fun than the census form. The survey will be open until May 1. The link is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=261ae%2f5vYW6CL0QNgnk24U4cIFo3C4tY...
As has been mentioned before,... read the whole note.
Women serve as an indicator species for the health of a city's cycling scene; so says Scientific American in a recent article titled "How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road." The author argues that because of factors like gender roles and risk aversion, the proportion of women riding within a city can help urban planners gauge the success of their strategies. The article reasons that female... read the whole note.