Meet Audrey, Dorothy, and Emily

Meet Audrey, Dorothy, and Emily. They were my students yesterday in my last free Traveling at the Speed of Bike class for women in metro Atlanta. Audrey was a member of my team, Trusting the Journey, for Biketober, although we hadn’t met in person. She brought Dorothy, who is an au pair from South Africa…

Final metro Atlanta class

I donate classes for free or significantly-reduced prices (compared to REI and elsewhere), specifically for women and girls, made possible by support of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. This is the final one I am offering in metro Atlanta in 2019 (perhaps ever, due to the possibility I am leaving the country…

The right to vote

Women gained the right to vote 100 years ago today. The bicycle played a fascinating role in the suffrage movement leading up to that, and this book designed for middle schoolers (but a colorful, fun read for all) is one of my very favorite about it. In honor of the women who came before me,…

Unearthed

I’ve been unearthed! My first article on Unearth Women, a stunning magazine about feminist travel — by women, for women — is now flying free in the world. You can see it here. It’s, of course, about bike tips when traveling. I’m excited to add this to my list of published articles (see selections here),…

June classes

I just added the June dates for Traveling at the Speed of Bike classes. I am particularly interested in encouraging women who desire to ride again (although all adults are welcome, as well as teens 13 and older with a release form signed by a parent), as women and girls are underrepresented on bikes in…

Building bridges

This is Andrea. She was a bike class student of mine in March, 2018. Her goal was to one day be able to commute to work by bike to State Farm’s global headquarters on the other side of a creek. That will now be possible as a bridge has been built and officially opened yesterday!…

PerSisters

Not since Shakespeare’s “Though she be little, she is fierce” have words struck home for me* as the line uttered in one of our hallowed halls of government (and which wasn’t originally intended as a compliment): “Nevertheless, she persisted.” And when I achieved something yesterday for which I had worked hard — had persisted — it…

Flooded paths

The paths our cities are building along waterways and through woods are lovely, and I ride them often and am grateful for them. However, they flood a lot, they are closed from dusk to dawn, and there is usually no safe alternative that meets NACTO guidelines. This has a disproportionately negative effect on women who…