50 women, 50 states

So this is coming along. If you are a woman anywhere in the United States who would like to take my proprietary “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class (a 1.5-2 hour class adapted from the League of American Bicyclists’ nine-hour Smart Cycling class, which I am certified to teach) to help empower you to…

Courage and street smarts (and a bridge)

This is Andrea, one of my Pedal Power with Pattie students (see other student testimonials here). Here is a previous post I wrote about Andrea, right after our class five months ago. I just wrote to City Hall again to find out when the bike/ped bridge is going to be built over that creek (see the…

In their words

I followed up with my “Pedal Power with Pattie” students to see how things are going and if they want to do a group ride in the near future. Here are brief excerpts from some of the lovely updates I’ve received so far. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel to hear…

Meet Molly

Meet Molly. She was my final free local Pedal Power with Pattie student (I’m hoping to go nationwide next). She runs an annual bike ride to raise awareness of addiction in memory of her son, Patrick, who died of an opioid overdose. In addition to the ride, called Pedal for P Man, the organization works with…

Only one free class left

Thank you for your support of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. I was able to teach a bunch of classes this year with proceeds from the sale of it. See here for links to stories about most of these students. I have a next-step happening soon that will have me donating in a different…

Meet Viv

Meet Viv. She was my student today for my 2nd-to-last free “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class for Women. As our time to start passed, I thought she was gonna be a no-show but then she messaged that she was running late. Turns out she rode her bike over an hour to come…

50 over 50

So, am leaning toward something like this (although, ouch, that back tire looks flat — I still need to work on it). Thinking of building out a section of my website to give state-by-state updates and resources on the rubber-hits-the-road reality for women who just want to ride their bikes to actually get places (thus…