National Women Cycling Forum


Currently at the National Women Cycling Forum, with an inspiring panel of women, all hoping to increase the number of women on bicycles in our country.

Veronica Davis: Co-founder of Black Women Bike
Andrea Garland: Planner at Alta Planning+Design
Nelle Pierson: Events Coordinator for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Marla Streb: Former professional cyclist of 16 years, works with all-female Team LUNA Chix
Elysa Walk: General Manager of Giant Bicycle

Did you know that 55% of daily bicycle riders in the Netherlands is female?! That’s our hope for the future of biking in our country…

Everyone’s got great ideas about how we can accomplish such a seemingly simple goal:

-Inspire someone: Find a female you know, ask her why she doesn’t ride a bike, and try to address her concerns directly. Take her on a ride around the block, show her a bike she loves, each person counts!
-Become a mentor to a younger female: Leading by example is a powerful tool.
-Continue the conversation: What do you think would help get more women on bikes? Let us know, we want to help you make it happen!
-Speak up: For products that represent you… With the ideas you have to increase the number of women on bikes… For the future female bikers of America
-Get involved: Become a member, volunteer at your local organization so they can better represent women.

There are so many great things happening for women and bicycles right now, stay tuned for more as we have time to share it with you from Washington DC!

Good Morning Cleveland!

After a long series of red-eye flights, we’re almost the Washington DC! Stay tuned for more updates from the Bike Summit throughout the week…


CA Bike Summit

This weekend has been full of inspiring ideas from the movers & shakers in the bicycle world, on local, state, and national levels.

We’re on the right track in SLO County, and couldn’t do it without your love & support! Bikes are on the edge of a BIG renaissance, and we all benefit from it.

As today’s the last day, we’ll be giving you an recap of what went down in the next couple days. In the meantime, here are some pics:



National Bike Summit: Success

Check out a visual recap of the National Bike Summit on our flickr photostream.

bikestation in DC

located at the union station metro stop, the bikestation offers a safe place for people to park their bikes, private changing rooms, day-use lockers for rent, as well as bike rentals, repairs and retail sales. not to mention the iconic architectural presence it has, bringing bikes to the forefront of washington dc transportation options.

bike ride!

over 200 of us celebrating the end of the summit by biking 8miles through the city, practicing what we work so hard to promote!

lois capps

we had a great meeting w our local representative lois capps! special thanks to her & her staff for taking the time to meet w us.

gary fisher (founder of gary fisher), dan rivoire, rep. lois capps, leslie bloom, dan thomases (box dog bikes)

from the hill

Dan Rivoire, executive director

Leslie Bloom, marketing & oureach director

Going through our list of drop-ins in the Rayburn, Cannon and Longworth buildings with Gary Fisher himself!

Getting ready to meet with Barbara Boxer’s office with the rest of the California advocates! Dan was chosen as one of five people to speak on the benefits bicycling has on the health of kids and families!