How to dress yourself and your bike for comfortable winter riding–a workshop for women
It’s all about the layers…but what kind?
You don’t have to ditch your bike once the weather turns cold or it gets sloppy outside. Learn about how to dress yourself and your bike to enjoy biking year-round. From mittens, to gloves, to the in-between, we will discuss the must-haves and optional items for optimal comfort.
About the workshop, Tue Dec. 5
This free workshop will have a few presenters including lady cyclists Kat Gregor, BikePGH member & volunteer, and Jane Runyan, BikePGH Membership & Outreach Director. We will address:
- Layering techniques – material & fabric types
- Specialty items – optionals and must-haves
- Visibility – lights, gear
- Bike types, adjustments, and add-ons to your bike for winter riding
This event will not cover serious bike maintenance but we will have more opportunities to learn about this subject in 2018 and have plenty of recommendations.
Location: Bike Pittsburgh, 188 43rd St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 in Lawrenceville
Date: Tuesday, December 5th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Show & Tell
There is so much more to learn and share! If you have a favorite winter riding item or product that you’d like to tell others about, please bring it along!
This event is free and BYOB. We will provide some light snacks. If you know you’ll be extra hungry feel free to BYOFood.
Do I need to bring my bike?
No. We will not be riding nor working on bikes during this event.
Bike parking is available outside of our office on 43rd St, and there is also a bike corral at the intersection of 43rd and Butler St.
Bus lines that run near the office are 54, 64, 86, 87, 88, 91, 93.
Car parking is free on the neighborhood streets and after 6pm on Butler St.
About this program
BikePGH’s Women & Biking Program is inclusive towards Femme / Womyn / Gender Non Conforming and non binary people of all ages and backgrounds. BikePGH’s Women & Biking Program works to encourage this identified group of people to incorporate bicycling into their lives and increase their representation. By opening the discussion about our lived experiences and challenges, we can assess how to better provide support and resources to ride bikes in Pittsburgh.