Across the country, there is a significant gender gap in bicycling. Men are three times more likely to ride than women. Though this gap is smaller in the DC metro area, there are still many more men cycling in the region.
WABA invites you to observe its first Women’s Cycling Forum on December 12th, 2011 from 6-8pm at the West End Public Library. At this roundtable discussion, women from all corners of the local bicycling arena will share their ideas and solutions as to how to increase cycling in the DC metro area.
Women on the panel include advocates, writers, city and trail professionals, activists, journalists and businesswomen. All of them are bicyclists and want to see more women on bikes.
The goal of this conversation is to produce executable recommendations that utilize WABA's reach and resources to put more women on bikes. The event is open to the public to observe the discussion.
If you would like to tell your story, you can fill out a Women's Bicycling Forum Worksheet and your words will be included in the final project report. If you cannot attend the Forum, or would like to do things paperlessly, we have an online version of the Worksheet.
Additionally, we've pulled together a collection of articles that have explored issues and concepts related to women and bicycling, available here. Please feel free to pass them along to anyone else who might be interested in them. You can also suggest an article to be included here!