2017 Workshops Announced! | Pittsburgh Women & Biking Forum

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Join us at the 4th Annual Women & Biking Forum presented by Dollar Bank on Saturday, April 1st!

We are very excited to announce the wide-range of workshops available at this year’s Women and Biking Forum presented by Dollar Bank. We want to lower the barriers to bicycling for all women and those who are gender non-conforming.

According to the League of American Bicyclists, “In 2009, women accounted for just 24 percent of bicycle trips in the U.S.” We want to change that. 

Whether you are interested in learning the basics of bike mechanics, getting around town comfortably and confidently, methods to access athletic bike events, or becoming a stronger advocate for safe cycling, there will be a workshop for you! If you are new to cycling or have been at it for years, improve your knowledge and skills at our Women & Biking forum.

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This year’s workshops include:

Bike Maintenance I: Learn how to check your air, brakes, chain. This class will also review how to fix a flat.

» Hosted by freelance bike geek and BikePGH board member Karen Brooks

Bike Maintenance II: This advanced class will teach you how to adjust your brakes and shifting.

» Hosted by freelance bike geek and BikePGH board member Karen Brooks

Competitive Cycling: Want to try racing? We’ll discuss tips on getting involved in clubs, teams, and competitions with road, cyclocross, mountain biking, randonneuring, and triathlons.

» Hosted by Monica VanDieren of the Western PA Wheelmen, Megan Sybeldon road racer, & Ashley Reefer of Flat Tire Bike Shop

Bicycling as Transportation: Learn how to plan the best route, what to wear on your self and your bike, how to carry things, and safety tips.

» Hosted by commuter cyclists Katie Blackburn & Peg Schmidt

Cycling Wellness: A guide to the basics of nutrition and physical health, such as stretching and additional exercises for injury prevention.

» Hosted by Anne-Marie Alderson of Alderson Endurance and Wellness

How to Handle Unsafe Situations: What is the safest way to deal with an aggressive driver, someone shouting at you, or a busy intersection? We will discuss these topics and more in this workshop.

» Hosted by Sarah Quesen of the Western PA Wheelmen & Jane Kaminski of the BikePGH staff

Also featuring…

A keynote speech

We’re flying someone in from out of town for this year’s keynote. Read about Victoria Robinson, Black Girls Do Bike’s first “Shero” here.

A post-forum celebratory bike ride

Celebrate an inspirational day by going for a bike ride with us.

A next-day, women’s only, City Cycling class

During this class you will practice skills including: body bike separation, brake modulation, weight distribution, and quick hazard avoidance. After the on-bike skills session the class will go on a group road-ride to practice strategies for crossing big intersections, riding on fast roads, reading traffic patterns, and road conditions. Can’t make it to the Forum? You can still sign up for this City Cycling class.

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