See here for the 1st free global toolkit to help more women and girls access and ride bikes. (Much of it is replicated below.)
Welcome more fully to our shared public space (where women and girls are currently underrepresented). The “You Go, Girl” toolkit is designed with you in mind. It is a work-in-progress. As are we :).
I have created these proprietary assets pro bono as a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor (#5382), PeopleForBikes Ambassador, the first Metro Atlanta Bicycle Mayor, and the author of Traveling at the Speed of Bike (book and blog) .I’d love to hear about your journey if any of this is helpful (or perhaps even transformative!) for you.
If you are a city leader in the USA, see the first two links below re: why you are leaving money on the table if your city is not welcoming for women on bikes, and what you can do about it right now, today.
I am continuing to build out global resources and will be profiling more global bicycle mayors throughout the second year of my term, plus adding links to resources my bicycle mayor colleagues have developed.
If you know of something particularly helpful to women and girls on bikes anywhere in the world, let me know!
Trust the journey,
LinkedIn: Pattie Baker
You go, girl. You got this.
Seniors-on-Trikes Recommendations (especially helpful if your city is considering starting a class)
Free Pedal Power Tips newsletter (just 7 issues, designed specifically to offer additional rubber-hits-the-road support for skills taught in my classes) — First issue now available!
Additional Global Resources
Pedaleira Podcast — hosted by Patrícia Valverde, Bicycle Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil: radio show with news, interviews, and updates about cyclomobility
Thank you for your support. 100% of proceeds from the sale of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, as well as my original-art Artsy Bike Face Mask, are used to help more women and girls ride bikes.
Also, there’s a bib! You can order it here. See an adorable baby modeling it here. (Reminder: Kids don’t wait. They grow up. You can’t “feel like a kid again” when you ride a bike for the rest of your life . . . if you didn’t ride a bike as a kid. The time for change is now.)