When people ask me how I got started biking in New York City, I explain that I worked with a badass little Japanese lady who rides a bike pretty much every day. I thought to myself "If she can do it, so can I" and the rest is history.
I want ladies who are interested in biking in NYC to come and see me, and think that same thing themselves: If she can do it, so can I.
With that, I invite those interested to my bike month event:
So bring a brown bag of snacks or lunch and join me for some Lady Biker Sisterhood on May 20th at 2pm.
After being invited to the TA Bike Month planning meeting, I felt inspired to host my own little event. My event is engineered to be educational and I encourage ladies who do not yet bike, but want to get started biking in NYC to come. My event is a sit-down hang-out, not a ride. I wanted to have something not a ride, so ladies who are interested in becoming lady bikers can come and learn and socialize and not have to stress about not having a bike or whatever.
I never want to pressure anyone into riding a bike. But I love teaching my tips & tricks!
PS- I'll come up with a more specific location or a marker to denote how to find me, like pink balloons or signs or something. In case of rain, convene at Trailer Park Lounge. I'll send out some tweets #BrownBagBikeBrunch beforehand, so save the search if you're into that.
I want to stress that Bicycles are not required for this gathering.
I'd love to get RSVP's: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to be able to gauge the size of grass we'll need to take over.