Save the Date: Women & Biking Forum is just months away
By Duo Wang, Women & Biking Intern
The 3rd Annual Women & Biking Forum is coming! Join us on Saturday April 2nd 2016 at the William Pitt Union on Pitt’s campus for a day of speakers and workshops. We welcome all mothers, daughters, sisters, and trans identified people to attend this forum. Register here and invite a friend.
We’ve prepared significant and interesting workshops, where you can learn everything from the mechanics of your bike and how to ride it safely to being an advocate for better biking and walking.
The 3rd Annual Women & Biking Forum will feature:
- Bike Maintenance I: Part one, overall bike check including air, brakes, chain, and quick releases, plus how to fix a flat and what tools to carry with you. Led by Karen Brooks.
- Winning the Streets We Want: A training on how to be an advocate of biking and walking and the importance of the collective voice. Led by local Bike/Ped committee members Anne Marie Toccket and Donna Green.
- Harder/Better/Faster/Stronger: Want to try racing? This conversation will led by veteran cyclocross, road, and mountain athletes. Plus tips on nutrition and training. Led by Patty George and Shequaya Bailey.
- Bike Maintenance II: Created by popular demand, this second level will address adjusting braking and shifting. Led by Karen Brooks.
- Running Errands by Bike: Your bike can be your best tool for getting around town. Hear what gear (from bags to clothing) and savvy you may need. Led by Anna-Lena Kempen and Ivonne Ortega.
- Bike Packing: Tips and discussion on how to make long-distance bike touring comfortable and what to prepare for it. Packing necessities, perks, tips, and joys of touring. Led by Aryn Gaslowitz.
- The Pittsburgh Premier of the film: The Wind In Our Hair
- Keynote speaker
- Catered lunch from Apteka
- An optional celebratory bike ride
- And more!
If you are a mommy bike rider, don’t worry. We have a family biking workshop and are kid-friendly. Children must be under supervision of their parent at all times, and children over the age of 13 should be registered as forum participants.
Are you ready for the forum adventure? It’s truly a transformative day.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
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