Organization Name
WE Bike NYC, Women's Empowerment through Bicycles
About Us
The goal of WE Bike is to create a social and educational community for women who ride bikes in New York City. As a mechanic and a youth educator, I became aware that there was no organization in New York City specifically for women cyclists. I was interested most in creating a space for women who didn't consider themselves cyclists, felt intimidated in bike shops and on the street and was looking for a supportive way to ride more that didn't involve mandatory spandex. WE Bike was born. The WE in WE Bike stands for Women's Empowerment because I believe that bicycles have the potential to empower women to take control of the city and their lives. WE Bike hosts rides, like many ride clubs, but we also are planning mechanics workshops and street safety classes. WE Bike is an inclusive community for any women or women identifying people who ride, or would like to ride bikes. Our goal is to increase confidence and community both on and off the road. Currently WE Bike has over 100 members, a team of 15 riders in the 5 Boro Bike Tour, is a League of American Bicyclists Club and has led 2 training rides and one social ride in the month of March. Future projects include April training rides for the 5 Boro Bike Tour, fix-a-flat workshops, culinary bike tours of all 5 boros, t-shirts and more!
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