Deb of Women BikeDC. Part 2: Woman on a Bike

We’re back with the second half of Deb’s Women BikeDC interview. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.

Today focuses on what it’s like for Deb as a woman who rides, and the reasons why some women might hesitate to take up bicycling. I found her discussion of identity and women’s ability to identify as cyclists particularly intriguing. Continue reading “Deb of Women BikeDC. Part 2: Woman on a Bike”

Deb of Women BikeDC. Part 1: Infrastructure Beyond D.C. and Turtle Rescues

Every time I post one of the Women BikeDC interview series I feel proud to be part of the women’s cycling community. No matter the barriers, we ride, and cycling has transformed us in many different ways. Today I’m featuring the first part of my interview with Deb, who some of you may know as @debiguity on the Twitterverse. Continue reading “Deb of Women BikeDC. Part 1: Infrastructure Beyond D.C. and Turtle Rescues”

Emma of Women BikeDC: A Return to Riding as an Adult and a New Velo Orange Campeur

The Women BikeDC interview series rolls on with today’s feature of fellow Midwesterner turned Mid-Atlantic rider, Emma, who became a daily D.C.-area rider in 2011 and hasn’t stopped riding since.

After intensely researching various steel frames, Emma is currently in the process of building up a Velo Orange Campeur. Read on to learn more about her cycling story, as well as how she went about putting together her new Velo Orange (New Bike Day, always so exciting!).

What is one word or phrase that summarizes your bicycling experience?

Exhilarating!

Continue reading “Emma of Women BikeDC: A Return to Riding as an Adult and a New Velo Orange Campeur”

Family Biking and Biking While Pregnant: Gillian of Women BikeDC

I was pretty oblivious to the world of family biking until I began hosting the Errandonnee and a few of the participants were family bikers. The types of errands and transportation cycling done by family bikers fascinated me. It was exciting to see that people could be parents without using a car as the primary mode of transportation. Continue reading “Family Biking and Biking While Pregnant: Gillian of Women BikeDC”

Women BikeDC With Jackie N. Bike to Live! Part 2

We’re back for the second part of the Women BikeDC interview with Jackie N. of Capitol Hill. Did you miss Part 1? Don’t worry, you can find it here.

Today’s questions cover what it’s like to be a woman who rides, and we also talk about the Jackie’s bikes as well her favorite gear.

What do you think prevents women from riding a bike? Continue reading “Women BikeDC With Jackie N. Bike to Live! Part 2”

Women BikeDC With Jackie N. Bike to Live! Part 1

This week I’m launching a new set of interviews featuring some of the women who live and ride in the Washington, D.C., area.

The Women BikeDC series delves into the experiences and perspectives of women who ride around the Washington, D.C., area and explores how the city can improve as a cycling-friendly environment. While bicycles are not exactly the focus of these conversations, there is also some discussion of bikes and gear.

Because the interviews cover such a variety of areas, I’ve divided each of them into two parts.

Our first Women BikeDC interview is with Jackie N., an avid mountain biker and transportation cyclist who currently resides in Capitol Hill. Thank you, Jackie, for leading off our series and for sharing your cycling story with us.

Jackie

Tell me a little about yourself and when you started riding. Continue reading “Women BikeDC With Jackie N. Bike to Live! Part 1”