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Webinar on March 31: Writing Women Back into Bicycling

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A great webinar is happening at the end of this month thanks to Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. I have emailed an inquiry for some sort of content list of what will be covered, if feedback is welcome and the exact goals of the webinar.  Regardless, this is a great step forward and I’m excited to hear what all is going to be touched upon during this webinar.

Some say that transportation culture will change when more women are cycling. What’s the key to making that change happen? Hear all about it during APBP’s free webinar, Writing Women Back into Bicycling: Changing Transportation Culture to Encourage More Women to Cycle. This presentation is linked to the encouragement recommendations of the International Scan. Consider hosting a site and inviting your colleagues to attend.
This webinar is made possible by a generous contribution from the Family of Mrs. Neil L. Miller (1938-2005) Barry University HPLS Faculty.

USA Cycling is Pushing Women’s BMX

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As a BMX rider, not quite racer yet, I’m very excited to see USA Cycling putting their money and efforts behind getting more girls further in their BMX career.

2012 Olympics here we come!

The United States has a large, undeveloped pool of 14 to 18-year-old female riders who are internationally capable. The objective of the BMX Women’s Development Program is to move athletes from grassroots racing onto international podiums, thus maximizing the United States’ UCI Nations Ranking and gaining the maximum start spots for American women at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Dwight will utilize the Supercross track at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. to prepare the next crop of female BMX racers for medal-winning performances in London in 2012, and beyond.
Originally found at USA Cycling

Ritchey WCS Curve Bar

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Ritchey Bicycle Components have released a new shallow drop road bar, Curve Bar,  available in aluminum or carbon.  With a respectable 235g (alum) and 210g (carbon) this handlebar could be found on many women’s bars in the upcoming season. Pricing will be between $95-285 dependent on alum/carbon.

Details from Ritchey

•Fixed shallow 128mm drop with a smooth transition for a comfortable hand position
•Allows rider to set up for aggressive positioning in the drops as well as the tops
•Extended center section is compatible with clip-on bars
•Sanded stem and brake lever mount sections for no-slip component grip
•Available in 40/42/44cm widths
•Drop/Reach: 128/73mm

I hope to get a pair of these in on my cyclocross bike, I think the drop and reach would compliment cantilevers very well.  Keep your eye out for those coming to the Bike Shop Girl headquarters.

2,000 Nude Cyclist

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There has been the naked bicycle rides and events but I believe this photographer set the standards a tad bit higher than I’ve seen done before.

Dozens of women posed naked on their bicycles on a bridge over one of Amsterdam’s historic canals on Sunday – a unique sight even in a city famed for its relaxed attitude toward nudity and sex.

Found at the Brisbane Times

Have you done a naked bicycle ride, or posed nude with your bike?  I think I am too self conscious to even think about this task, but there are 2,000 cyclist in Amsterdam that weren’t!

Photo Credit : Brisbane Times