Life looks different when you’re traveling at the speed of bike. Possibly friendlier. Often simpler. And usually more clear about what needs to change. While exercising your right to public space, face to face with humanity, you can improve your health, reduce stress, and save money, thereby maybe freeing yourself from a few worries. No wonder teen girls and women all over the USA are riding bikes to freedom, especially now during these challenging times. Wanna join us? Click here to get started. (Note: I never have access to your phone number.) (Additional note: You may also find my free Bonus Resources right here on this blog helpful.)
If you know how to pedal a bike and have access to a bike in good working condition with at least three gears, this holistic, inclusive class may be just what you need to learn, improve, or refresh your bike skills. (Truth? You don’t even really need to ride a bike to benefit from this class, so if you’re still at the “thinking about riding” stage, taking this class is a great next step!)
You receive a text message once a day over 22 consecutive days at a time you determine. Each includes:
* a visual;
* a brief intro to the day’s topic;
* 3 quick, helpful bullets;
* a Bonus Link.
Here’s a sneak peek at the whole course, plus a screen grab of my favorite day. You get potentially life-saving (and changing) info in a fun and empowering way. (And yes, guys can benefit from it, too, but I do address some specific research-proven and lived realities common to girls and women in public space.)
You can do what’s suggested (or not — no pressure here) whenever you want. Time commitment for improved skills: less than 2 minutes a day (plus any additional time you spend on the Bonus Links and on practicing). Click “enroll” and then choose the delivery option you prefer (SMS, which is text directly to your phone; Facebook; or WhatsApp). The class is delivered through Arist.co — I don’t have access to your phone number.
I am certified to teach the League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling curriculum, from which I created this proprietary class for you (with additions from my lived experience as well as research specific to girls and women in public spaces). I am also the author of a book named Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and a blog by the same name.
And let’s not get hung up on paperwork. As this class has no in-person or live online component where I could assess your progress, I am not requiring signed releases to participate in the class. Note that the League of American Bicyclists and I are not liable for any action you take as a result of participating. Use good judgment, ok?
Trust the journey,
League Cycling Instructor (#5384)
I am able to develop and offer free classes such as this thanks to your support of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. All proceeds are used to help empower more girls and women.
I use all proceeds from the sale of my other book, Food for My Daughters, to help provide fresh food to those in need. I’m an indie author and your support is greatly appreciated. Here is my Amazon USA site, if interested: https://www.amazon.com/Pattie-Baker/e/B005JBN7ZK
You may enjoy this essay about leaving suburbia for Peace Corps Uganda (for which I was scheduled to leave home on June 2, 2020 and the U.S. on June 4, 2020 — before the current global pandemic delayed departures until at least September). It is hopeful, and perhaps it may be helpful to someone at this time when faith in the future may be difficult. If you’ve been thinking about the Peace Corps yourself, this insider viewpoint may affirm or change your thinking. I still hope to go, and I hope to use a bike as my primary form of transportation. I also wonder if my bike class could help girls and women around the world (many of whom do not have internet access but may have cell phone access) since bike riding is 70% faster than walking, can offer protection from attacks, and can make accessing both school and markets to sell goods easier and safer.