Pushy Women – Tour de Suburbs

Join four of the pushiest of women together with the clever and most excellent ladies of The Squeaky Wheel for an easy-riding feminist frolic through Melbourne’s inner north!

Four of Melbourne’s leading, smart, sharp and hilarious writers, thinkers and performers are leading literary and comedic two-wheeled tours, and inviting women to join them for the ride.

Held every second Sunday starting October 27, the Pushy Women Excursions will see Karen PickeringGeraldine HickeyVan Badham and Clementine Ford guide a woman’s own two-wheeled adventure.

Part performance, part observance, no parts endurance, the rides will bring together women in a unique setting to consider what it means to be a woman on wheels. The idea for the rides came off the back of the immensely popular annual comedy event of the same name, chaired by comedienne and cycling enthusiast,Catherine Deveny.

Karen Pickering photographed by Carole Whitehead
Karen Pickering photographed by Carole Whitehead

The Pushy Women rides are a social afternoon of riding for women, with a different host each week. Each ride starts and ends at St Ali North, with a free coffee on arrival  and a fine bike tune up from the great people at Velo Cycles – the best way to pedal the tour de suburbs, mesdames!

Get together for a fun-filled Sunday arvo cruise: Spots are limited, bookings essential, more info and tickets via clicking the links below:

Sunday 27 Oct, Pushy Women Ride with Karen Pickering

Sunday 10 Nov, Pushy Women Ride with Geraldine Hickey

Sunday 24 Nov, Pushy Women Ride with Van Badham

Sunday 8 Dec, Pushy Women Ride with Clementine Ford

Tickets: $25 (+ 30c booking fee) via trybooking (2.5 hour activity, all riders covered by Cycling Australia Insurance, includes free coffee & bike tune up)

Tour start: 2pm at St Ali North, 815 Nicholson St, Carlton North

Bring: Working bicycle + bell (or hire a bike from Velo Cycles for $20, please bookprior to ride), helmet, camera/phone, water or drink of your interest

Contact: Ben via [email protected] if you’re new to bike riding, want to bring small family members along or if you have any questions