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ELSEWHERE: Women’s Bike Summit in Kansas City

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“Women are the key to bringing change across many parts of the community,” said Sarah Shipley, the co-founder of BikeWalk Kansas City, who on May 10, 2014, hosted their first ever Women’s Bike Summit. The event brought together women of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate bikes and being active.

From workshops on biking with children and how to carry stuff on your bike to talks about women-owned bike shops and learning about why more women aren’t biking, the 2014 Summit was a huge step forward in BikeWalkKC’s initiative to get more women and girls on bikes. By offering services like on-duty nannies, the Summit encouraged mothers to attend that may not have been able to come otherwise.

via Women’s Bike Summit in Kansas City – Momentum Mag.

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10 Myths About Women and Cycling

10 Myths Women and Cycling Infographic

via Momentum Magazine via The League of American Bicyclists

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On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only

Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene:

For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women and trans folks,” Gottfried said. The Pirates’ Sunday hours are intended to remedy that by offering a time and place where they can develop their mechanical skills in “an anti-oppressive environment,” Gottfried explained. “I think men are much more likely to take a tool out of the hands of women. But we want people to become their own experts.”

[Photo from The Grid TO]

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Tonight! The Women & Bicycles Picnic!

via Dandyhorse and HerStoriesCafe:

What: The Women and Bicycles Picnic

When: Thursday, August 18, 2011 starting at 6pm.

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, beside the Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Center (155 Crawford St. MAP) The event will take place in the grove of trees just behind Fresh, off the Crawford St. entrance. Bring snacks, blankets and your bike if you feel like it. Light refreshments will be provided. Weather permitting.

Speakers and Topics: “Women and Cycling in Toronto: Fighting for Inclusion since 1869”

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