This is awesome. After our post on Wednesday about the Bad Girls Bike Club became very popular, it’s been shared and picked up by “mainstream media”!
When Claire McFarlane first started biking in Toronto she was scared to stray from bike lanes, haunted by stories of cyclist deaths and skittish about riding next to cars.
Three years later, the 20-year-old works in a bike shop and uses her bicycle to get pretty much everywhere in the city.
Now, she wants to impart some of that confidence to other young cyclists in the city.
McFarlane and her friend, 23-year-old Lavinia Tanzim, have started the “Bad Girls Bike Club,” a group that offers guided rides, safety tips and bike maintenance for teens who identify as female.