Cycling Gives Women Feelings of Freedom

ArleighLatest, Women's Cycling2 Comments

As a young child I always going out on my bike or out on a run to get out. I wasn’t one to play video games or watch tv, I always needed to get out.

Because of this the bicycle gave me a freedom further than my two feet. I didn’t need my parents, boyfriend or anyone to aid me in getting where I wanted to go. Exploration and adventure were a pedal stroke away.

“I think (bicycling) has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.”

Susan B. Anthony’s words, spoken in 1896, ring true today. Courtney Ramey, a dedicated bicycle commuter, agrees with Anthony: “It’s easy. It feels great. It’s freedom.” Pam Polizzi loves that “biking gives you a great deal of freedom in getting around the city easily.”

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Today this is going one more step as women seem to be hesitant to get out on the road or bike trails to try this new skill. The second they do try it, they feel empowered and free of all the ties they left at home. The children, errands, work week or BlackBerry can go on hold for a couple hours as they ride.

What about riding a bike makes you feel free?

2 Comments on “Cycling Gives Women Feelings of Freedom”

  1. My bike time is all my own. I can organize my thoughts (sometimes on the way to meetings) while experiencing the sights, sounds and fragrances of the world outside. It always leaves me feeling energized and focused.

  2. This is exactly how I feel, though I am a guy. Are guys generally just riding around fast trying to get from point A to point B? Is this something that women haven’t been able to enjoy as freely 30 (or less) years ago?

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