Each day, my commute to work takes me down the National Mall and through the ellipse in front of the White House (yeah, I can’t complain). Lo and behold, this morning there was a group of carolers clad in Dickensian costumes at the wrought iron gates, harmonizing their dawn rendition of Deck the Halls.
Yep, it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays.
And thanks to Rebecca Brookson, you can deck your halls with a bright little gift that benefits the League.
Brookson is the founder of Bicyclette, a company that features a collection of bikes, apparel and home decor geared toward “discerning, stylish women” who love to ride. This season, Brookson and the artisans at MAME Soy Candles created a signature candle — the Path Less Traveled — and all the proceeds will benefit the League.
“As I started to explore the idea of launching my own business, there were two things that were a requirement for me,” Brookson says. “First, it must make a positive impact and, second, I needed to spotlight and donate to an organization that tied in with the mission of my company. Bicyclette was born out of a desire to encourage more women to just have fun and get out and ride – and it was a natural fit to turn to the League as the organization I wanted to support.”
“The women I talk to (as well as mysefl!) love riding a bike — but have safety concerns,” she adds. “They want more paths, better bicycling communities! This is a big part of the League’s mission and I am so excited that, in my own small way, I can help get the word out about the organization and Women Bike!”
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.