Making bicycling more accessible for women in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh’s Women and Biking Program works to encourage more women to incorporate bicycling into life in a way that feels comfortable to them. By opening the discussion about women’s lived experiences and challenges, we can assess how to better provide support and resources for women who want to ride bicycles in Pittsburgh.
Let’s talk about what is needed for women of all ages and backgrounds to feel comfortable incorporating bicycling into their lives.
Purchase a hand bound Pittsburgh Women & Biking Zine Issue 1 and 2 to hear some local perspectives at shop.bikepgh.org! Check out some great resources and learn more about our Women & Biking Zine Nights and other events below.
Here are some more programs getting women on bikes!
• Women Bike by the League of American Bicyclists
• Black Girls Do Bike – Started here in Pgh and now has chapters nationally
• Women Bike PHL
• WABA’s Women & Bicycles Program
• WE Bike NYC
• Black Women Bike: DC
• Echo in the City – women’s biking blog of comics and commentary
Past Related Events:
Future Bike Conference – An afternoon on equity and advocacy
Thursday, September 11th at David Lawrence Convention Center
1pm – 6pm
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Last Thursday, 150 advocates and planners from across North America came together here in Pittsburgh for the Future Bike conference at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists‘ Women Bike Program and Equity Initiative, the afternoon consisted of workshops and panels where participants explored ways to create a vision for bicycling that reflects the diversity of our communities. Click here for the full recap!
Bike Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP)– Main Zine Collection partnered again on the second of a series of Women and Biking Zine nights. Snacks were provided by Bar Marco, there was a cash bar, and the CLP provided zines to read sparking great conversation, and zine crafting!
Pittsburgh’s first annual Women & Biking Forum
Presented by BikePGH and Chatham University
Saturday, March 29th 2014 at Chatham University
10am – 3pm
Murry Hill Ave off Fifth Ave
A day of facilitated workshops, discussion groups, and keynote speakers aimed to provide a space where women can talk about their experiences and gain knowledge and resources. Women of all ages and skill levels found workshops directed towards basic bike adjustments, upkeep, the fundamentals of riding, and how to choose appropriate layers for all-weather riding. Discussion groups focused on riding with children and families, navigating bike shops, safety, incorporating bicycling into your life, and experiences (the good, the bad, the silly). Full recap of the event here!
Thanks to Marty’s Market and Highmark for contributing lunch for all forum attendees!
First Women and Biking Program Event: Women and Biking Zine Night!
Thursday, November 14 at E2
6pm – 8pm
5904 Bryant St
Our First Women & Biking event was a great night! We’re excited to host many more:
Bike Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh– Main Zine Collection partnered on the first of a series of Women and Biking Zine nights. Roundabout Brewery donated beer to accompany the snacks provided by the evening’s host restaurant e² Pittsburgh in Highland Park. The pre-registration for the event sold out and three generations of (mostly) women from a variety of backgrounds came together to talk about their experiences living and bicycling in and around Pittsburgh… Full post here!