A week today, May 8th, is CycloFemme, a Global Women’s Cycling Day.
CycloFemme is a socially-driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. The annual event takes place on the same day as Mother’s Day in the USA, and the ride unites riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference to share in the joy of cycling. We are of a growing community, for a growing community, and 100% volunteer-based.
In its first year, 163 rides were registered in 14 countries with many others joining in to celebrate in their own special way. By the third year of CycloFemme, it had grown to 303 rides in 25 countries, including participation from Bicycle Share programs in three metropolitan areas to reduce the barrier of owning a bike.
So, lady readers, why not organise a ride with a friend or loads of friends, and register your ride online with CycloFemme. Male readers: if you value equality why not join in?
Ride with hundreds and thousands in various locations around the world this May 8th as we Honour the Past, Celebrate the Present, Empower the Future of Women in Cycling. You can register a CycloFemme Ride online.
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.”
– Susan B. Anthony (US Civil Rights & Emancipation Leader, 1895)
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