Women shared their stories at our Women and Biking Zine Night

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The 2nd Issue of our Women and Biking Zine is in the works! 

Last week Bike Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh– Main Zine Collection once again joined forces and hosted our 2nd Women and Biking Zine Night! Bar Marco generously provided space and food as we came together to read zines and talk Women & Biking zine night 2about our experiences living and bicycling around Pittsburgh. Women from a variety of backgrounds came to participate, with some familiar faces and many new ones. It was an unforgettable evening of community building and camaraderie.

Jude Vachon, curator of the extensive zine collection for the Carnegie Library, brought dozens of bicycling zines written by, and focused on women for attendees to read and discuss. She explained how to create a pamphlet or zine of one’s own, and encouraged everyone there to write and sketch their own stories. From people who commute by bike to trail riders to those interested in racing, they read the zines and shared anecdotes while writing and drawing their own stories and ideas about being women who want to ride bicycles comfortably and freely. The pages that the women created during the event are currently being formatted and turned into the second issue of a the Pittsburgh Women and Biking Zine!

If you missed this one, don’t worry, there will be another one this fall, so stay tuned! Email womenbike@bikepgh.org if you’d like to get special notifications about our Women and Biking program.

 


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