Last month, WABA held the region’s first Women’s Bicycling Forum, an important and innovative event designed to start the conversation about why more women aren’t bicycling. Our Women’s Bicycling Advocacy & Outreach intern played a critical role in planning the Forum and took part in a wide range of WABA activities.
For the spring, we’re looking for a new intern to take on this challenging and engaging project and to develop the next steps in our Women’s Bicycling outreach strategy. This internship will involve improving our advocacy and outreach capacity to women and will help drive the broader conversation about gender issues in bicycling, as well as monitoring the feedback from the Forum and designing/implementing WABA’s followup events, campaigns, etc.
This position is unpaid, but WABA is happy to work with local colleges and universities to provide course credit to any student looking for experience in transportation/bicycle advocacy or community outreach and organizing.
I am currently a Junior studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland and the president of the University of Maryland Cycling Club. I race collegiate mountain and road and this past season I completed my first cyclocross season, and was able to upgrade to CAT 3 by the end of the season. Last season was my first road season, and was the Women's B's season champion. This summer I am participating in 4K for Cancer and will be riding my bike to Seattle Washington from Baltimore Maryland. I am dedicating this ride to my friend Megan Estey, who passed away from cancer at the age of 16 two years ago, on Wednesday February 1st. I am very passionate about cycling and it is very disappointing to me that some women feel discouraged by the predominantly, male dominated cycling community.