In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Bicycle Network has put together a weeklong schedule of events and activities specially for women who ride bikes with an aim to achieve 50/50 parity in riding – and that’s a cause we can all get around.

These events are a part of Bicycle Network’s Women’s Community program and riders of all experience levels are encouraged to participate.

Social ride and coffee – 5 March
This all-levels bike ride takes the Capital City Trail out to Dight Falls and back, culminating in a chance to unwind over a coffee in Federation Square.

Pathways to competitive cycling – 6 March
A presentation and Q&A session about finding pathways to competitive cycling.

Mental health and wellbeing – 7 March
A lunchtime session presented by Sandra Villella, naturopath at women’s health organisation Jean Hailes on how to live a healthy and balanced life.

Mums riding with baby bike seats and trailers – 8 March
A one-hour skills session on learning how to ride with a baby seat or trailer attached to your bike.

The importance of being a female bike activist – 9 March
Faz Zamani talks about why we should all be invested in the bike debate.

Cities for women – 9 March
A presentation by Katya Crema and Brighid Sammon on how we can improve cities by designing them to be more inclusive of people who ride bikes, through a female lens.

To register for any of these events and for further information, head to bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/womens-community/

 

Images: courtesy Bicycle Network