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…

Meet Lerin

This is Lerin. She was my student today. Lerin never learned how to ride a bike while growing up in New Orleans.  She took a True Beginners class offered by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition a couple of years ago and has been pedaling around in parks ever since. She wants to grow her skills, however,…

Summer classes announced

I’ve announced my free “Pedal Power with Pattie” classes for the summer. I’ve chosen to only offer classes that have easy access to bikeshare. One of the upcoming classes is in a metro-Atlanta city named Alpharetta, and the other three are in the City of Atlanta just 15 minutes away via train from where I…

Meet Christina

When I offered to teach a Bike AT Work Day class for women at noon on Bike TO Work Day, and “Kip the Concierge Extraordinaire from Colony Square” (a Midtown Atlanta live/work/play development two blocks from Piedmont Park) offered to promote it, I imagined office workers taking a lunchtime break to learn a few bike skills around the…

This is Mansi

Meet Mansi. She was teaching herself to ride a bike when I came flying around a corner on a trail in my local public park as part of what turned out to be a 21-mile ride for me (during which I didn’t see one other woman on bike). She told me she’d like to ride…

Meet Danielle

Meet Danielle. She hadn’t really ridden a bike much since she was a kid, but with two children and a hubby who all like to ride, she decided it was time to get back on two wheels herself. She bought this nice seven-speed bike this week and came flying around the corner on it today…

Meet Aimee

Meet Aimee. She is a married mom of two children who lives in the City of Atlanta. She found me on the Internet and emailed me to ask if I would teach her how to ride a bike. She said she never learned and was absolutely terrified but wanted to ride with her husband and…