Women & Bicycles

Sharing the bike love

waba_women_logo_commuterThere’s enough evidence too few women in the D.C. area ride bikes. In D.C., less than 26% of bicyclists are female.

The Women & Bicycles program is centered on peer-to-peer encouragement, information, and experience to inspire more women* to bike, participate, teach, advocate, and lead in the bike movement.

Since the program launched in 2013,  hundreds of supporters throughout the region and the program Roll Models have  helped us host 150+  events, engage with 3,000+ participants, and inspire more than 400 women make biking a new and rewarding part of their lives.

Attend our Women & Bicycles Events

  • Workshops: Bike-related skillsharing throughout the area
  • Rides: Accommodating all experience levels
  • Coffee Clubs: Morning camaraderie and coffee in several locations: check the calendar for details
  • Mentorship: Pairing up biking pros with biking protégés. Click here to learn more
  • Check the calendar and join our Facebook group for more detail and up-to-the-minute events.

Get Connected

Read Our Materials

  • Blog entries: Read our Women & Bicycles blog series
  • Workbook: Download and share this resource on the ins and outs of urban biking
  • Toolkit: Download and share this guide on launching women’s biking initiatives

Contact Nelle Pierson at nelle@waba.org with questions and comments about the Women & Bicycles program.

*Our events, unless otherwise noted, are only open to those who identify as women. The Women & Bicycles program is committed to being a welcoming and supportive space for all who identify as women, trans, gender queer, and gender fluid.

Women & Bicycles Members at the 50 States/13 Colonies Ride

Women & Bicycles Members at the 50 States/13 Colonies Ride

WABA’s outreach programming is supported by your dollars. Join or donate to WABA today to help us continue our innovative work, like the Women & Bicycles program, to get more people in the D.C. area to ride bikes.

Women & Bicycles is sponsored by the Potomac Pedalers, events, and individuals like you!

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