One of the most talked-about events at last week’s National Bike Summit was the Women Cycling Forum, an event sponsored and moderated by the League.
More than 200 attendees packed the house to hear a wide-ranging conversation on how to close the gender gap in American cycling. Hosted by the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, the Forum included a keynote address from Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom and a diverse panel discussion featuring women from bicycle advocacy, engineering, and industry.
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But, as I emphasized at the Forum, that event was just the start of the conversation. Join APBP and the Alliance for a free webinar on “Empowering Women to Bicycle for Transportation” tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
This year’s webinar highlights programs and approaches that encourage women to bicycle on a more regular basis. Learn about Cycles for Change, the Minneapolis program that educates and empowers women of various cultures to use bicycles as transportation; Birmingham’s Magic City Cycle Chix, whose mission is to encourage women to mountain bike; and more.
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.