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Women's Cycling Resources
Articles about Women and Bikes
How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women's Rights, The Atlantic
Wondering why bloomers were such a sensation in the 1900s? That's right, women's fashion changed because of bicycles. Read about our history with bikes!
How to Get More Bicycles on the Road, Scientific America
It's very simple, bike friendly cities have more women riders. So how do we make our cities better for bikes? Ask women!
An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Cycling, Citylab.com
An article from 2013 about why more men bike than women and what we can do to change that.
Three Women who Changed the Course of History on Bicycles, Momentum Magazine
Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, Kittie Knox and Maria Ward are not household names, but they should be. Find out how these women shaped cycling culture.
3 Days, 5 Women, 250 Miles, The League of American Cyclists
The history of women and bikes is told as a White Women's history far too often. Here's the story of 5 amazing Women of Color who took a bike tour from NYC to Washington D.C. in 1928.
Cycling Clothing and Accessories for Gals
Liv bikes and cycling gear is designed specifically for women. It's one of the few and they've got a lot of knowledge and a great selection of everything from comfortable/casual jackets to hardcore mountain bikes.
If you're looking for colors and comfort, this is it! Shebeest is a relatively new brand and they're making some really snazzy cycling clothing for women's body types. The website lets you choice your clothing by pattern. That's pretty rad!
For all the mountain bikers out there, check out Shredly. It was started by a gal from Colorado and it's all about adventure-worthy clothing. Having spent some of my life in Colorado, I gotta say, Coloradans know about adventuring.
Recycled Bike Parts Jewelry
Lots of companies make amazing gear from recycled bike parts. Alchemy Goods makes some really cool belts, bags and wallets out of recycled bike tubes. Vie Cycle also has a line of jewelry made from recycled bike parts. Click here to see what we're up to. You're welcome to send us your recycled bike parts in exchange for a free pair of earrings!
Clubs and Social Groups
The WTF Bike community is growing larger and stronger by the minute. There are also some amazing groups that are just for Women of Color who ride bikes. Find your people, or start your own group so that they can find you!
Black Girls Do Bike- A road riding club for African American women. There are chapters all over the USA.
Girlz Gone Riding- A mountain biking group for girls and womxn in the Southwestern USA.
Latino Outdoors- A national organization that makes outdoor pursuits more accessible to Latinx fxlks.
Radical Adventure Riders- An inclusive bike packing organization that puts on events all over the USA.
Bike Touring/Packing Information and Gear
Your packing list will depend on your type of adventure. If you're going with a group, they will probably provide a list. If you're doing your own trip, here is a great list from REI.
On long trips it can be a hassle to change tampons every 6 hours. If you're in the back country you can't just throw away your pads or other feminine products in a bin, you usually end up packing them out with you. But the diva cup solves that problem! If you've never heard of these nifty period innovations, check them out!
The PStyle (women stand to pee!)
Tired of taking off your jersey and bibs and pulling them down to your ankles so that you can pee? Stand up to pee with a PStyle! There super easy to use and clean, light weight, time saving, just all around awesome.
Leave No Trace
These are the principals of being a good person outdoors. Learn the 7 principals, live by them and teach your friends!
Wanderlust Gear USA
Get the gear your need for traveling on your bike. This company is 50% women owned and they've been a big supporter of Vie Cycle and the Art of Bike Touring Workshop.
These folks make custom bags for bike packing. No more struggling to fit everything into some bags that aren't right for you bike. See what they've got to offer and how to make your bike set up work better.
Hand-made and custom-made products to suit all times of riders. Sim Works has some awesome, innovative and stylish gear!