Women & Non-Binary Forum
Women & Non-Binary Forum
Presented by Dollar Bank
Whether you are interested in learning more about bike fit, bike gear, or becoming a stronger advocate for safe cycling, there will be a workshop for you!
In its sixth year, the day will will begin and end with optional physical activities–first is yoga, and to culminate the event we’ll have a celebratory bike ride.
BikePGH’s Women and Non-Binary Program is inclusive of trans and cis women, intersex people, non-binary, genderqueer, agender and gender variant folks, as well as those whose gender identity falls outside of the dominant conceptions of gender. The program encourages conversation and spaces to come together over biking, advocacy and related topics while increasing representation of people who have historically marginalized gender identities.
Date And Time
Sat, April 6, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 S Whitfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Start your morning feeling reinvigorated, rejuvenated and refreshed. BYOmat if you can, but let us know if you can’t.
Coffee & Breakfast
- Equity for All: Panel & Workshop
- Angie Martinez, Transportation Planner, City of Pittsburgh
- Heather McClain, Community Initiatives Manager, HealthyRide
- Anna Tang, Community Organizer, BikePGH
- Bike Diagnosis & Care
- Karen Brooks, Mountain Bike Instructor & Mechanic
- Choosing Bikes & Gear
- Julie Saeler, Trek Precision Fit Level 2 trained bike fitter
- Sandi Petrie, REI Bike Mechanic
- Donna Hetrick, Positive Spin Ambassador, Obama Academy 6-12
- Bikes ‘n’ Crafts
- Khadijat Yussuff, Shop mọnamọna.
- Ange Urban, Pitt Bike Cave
- Self Love Body Care
- Dr. Cynthia L. Hill, Third Day Soaps Garden
Monique G. López, Pueblo Planning
Lunch provided by The Whitfield’s executive chef Bethany Zozula. Gluten free/ vegan options available. This year’s lunch will feature short speeches from Dollar Bank, The Adventure Cycling Association, FreeRide Bicycle Collective, Healthy Ride Bike Share, and Planned Parenthood of Western PA. After which, attendees can participate in table discussion topics choose from Advocacy, Racing, Youth Empowerment, Equity, Gear Talk, Family Biking, LGBTQIA+, Reproductive Rights, the Primaries and more! It’s also a perfect time to get connected with Healthy Ride and register your CONNECT card.
Enjoy a celebratory bike ride after the day’s events! This ride is a no-drop, 10mph maximum speed ride. No one will be left behind–we’re here to have fun.
Add On: Day 2 City Cycling Class
In addition to the Forum, we offered a Women & Non-Binary only City Cycling class the following day, Sunday April 7th. City Cycling classes aim to build skills and confidence on the bike for safer, and more confident riding. BikePGH instructors will teach participants how to navigate traffic patterns, intersection layouts, and types of bike infrastructure.
Our Confident City Cycling class includes an on-bike skills session and a group road-ride.
Free Healthy Ride bike rentals are available for participants ages 16+ to use during class instruction. If you’d like to use a Healthy Ride bike, you can request a rental on your class registration.
“This was the first time I attended this event and really enjoyed it! It was a great use of a Saturday and I learned so much.”
“Great event once again. The excitement continues to build every year.”
“Excellent! Thank you to all the talented people who made this day happen.”
“It was awesome to reconnect with my love of biking.”
“This was a great event. I am so happy I decided come.”
“So many great topics… it was hard to choose! Thanks for an enjoyable event.”
Click here to read the 2018 Women and Biking forum recap.
Scholarships & Accessibility
We aim to make this event accessible in many ways and would love to have you there! Scholarships and discounts are provided to all who request them. If the cost of the forum is prohibitive to you attending, please apply for a scholarship. If there additional ways we can make this forum more accessible to you, we want to know how:
This is a volunteer-led event and your assistance is very welcome! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to lend a hand.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor: