accessibility · cycling

Welcome to all the new women riding bikes!

Kermit and Miss Piggy riding their bikes

As I noted the other day, in a celebration of World Bicycle Day, there’s a huge rise in the numbers of people riding bikes. Bike sales are on the rise and many more people are out and about on two wheels. Here in Canada there’s talk of running out bicycles. Bicycles are the new toilet paper.

Why?

From Outside Online: “There are various reasons for this phenomenon. Amid nationwide stay-at-home-orders, mass-transit ridership is in free fall, leaving essential workers in need of a socially distant way to get around. And many people, especially families with young children at home, are looking for lockdown-compliant ways to get outside and keep everyone as healthy and happy as possible.”

Most of the Fit is a Feminist Issue bloggers ride bikes. Tracy has moved on from road cycling but she’s kept her commuter bike. Christine also rides a bike. Catherine, Cate, Nat, Kim, Susan, Bettina, and I all ride bikes.

We want to welcome you, new rider, to our community!

Here’s some helpful advice from Jennifer Herring and others on Twitter.

Some posts beginning cyclists might like:


Beginner’s Love (Guest Post)

Tips for beginning cyclists who want to go faster

Safe cycling is a disability rights issue

Five tips for new cyclists

Big women on bikes

Riding bikes in skirts and dresses, totally fine if that’s your thing