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…

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…

Seat and pedals, handlebars, handlebars

I came upon this cute scene while Traveling at the Speed of Bike today and was reminded of the version of that Mommy-and-Me classic Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes that I made up to teach our Earn-a-Bike students last year, as well as to the little boy who came with his nanny to my…

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…