JOIN GO LLOYD ON AN EASY, FUN BIKE RIDE TO THE BTA'S WOMEN BIKE 1ST ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
When: Wednesday September 14th, ride @ 5:30, party 6-9pm
Where: Meet at Hassalo on Eighth Plaza, NE 7th and Hassalo St
RSVP: TO THE BTA AT BTAOREGON.ORG/WOMENBIKEANNIVERSARY
Women Bike is a program to help more women in the Portland metro area try biking for transportation, health, fitness and fun. They host workshops, classes, bike rides and events, and a provide a network of women from all walks of life to answer questions, plan a route, or just meet for coffee.
In many cities women account for only 1/4 of the bike commuters, in Oregon we are ahead of most places with 34% of our bike commuters identifying as women (League of American Bicyclists, 2011). There are many factors that may prevent women from bicycling including concerns about personal safety, transporting children, appearance and professional attire, and more. Helping more women bike helps more people try a more affordable and healthy transportation option, and helps make our transportation system work better by reducing congestion.
Women Bike is a great resource for anyone identifying as a woman to learn about biking, meet other women who bike, get questions answered and go on fun bike rides. They host bi-weekly coffee clubs throughout the city, a monthly happy hour, lead bike rides and tours and have a great Facebook group which is a wonderful online community for finding out how what are the best shorts to wear, route recommendations, gear exchanges and more.
Let's celebrate their success and see what they have in store for the future at their anniversary party on September 14th.