Keynote speakers announced for BikePGH’s Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit presented by Dollar Bank

Meet Diana, Monica, and Shequaya at BikePGH’s Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit!

On Saturday, October 17th, BikePGH will host the 7th Annual Women and Non-Binary Bike Summit presented by Dollar Bank.

The Summit will kick off with a keynote panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the cycling community, featuring representatives from Black Girls Do Bike, Major Taylor Cycling Club, and The Black Foxes.

Our goal is to empower cis and trans women, non-binary, genderqueer, agender and gender variant people of all ages and abilities to feel comfortable and confident riding bikes around the city. Together, we can learn from and uplift each other to build a more connected and inclusive bicycling community.

Click here to register and keep scrolling to learn more about our amazing keynote panelists.

Meet our Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit Keynote Panelists

Diana Hildebrand (she/her)

League Certified Cycling Instructor | First Lady of Major Taylor Cycling Club Cleveland | Shero for Black Girls Do Bike | Trek Women’s Advocate

Diana is an advocate, indoor and outdoor cycling instructor, avid cyclist and racer. As a retired semi-pro football player, Diana stumbled upon cycling while looking for something to fill her appetite for fitness. Diana is now a League Certified Cycling Instructor, a Trek Women’s Advocate, a Shero for Black Girls Do Bike, a First Lady of Major Taylor Cycling Club Cleveland, a Trip Coordinator for Noble Inventions Bike Tours, and a consultant for several cycling organizations. Diana has made it her mission to change lives two wheels at a time by teaching everything that she knows about cycling and advocating for safer streets and neighborhoods. 

Monica Garrison (she/her)

Founder of Black Girls Do Bike | Bike Pittsburgh Board Member

Monica Garrison is the founder Black Girls Do Bike and a BikePGH Board Member. Monica believes that the simple act of riding a bike can be the catalyst to wonderful and empowering experiences for women of all ages. What started as an idea to connect lady cyclists has turned into a movement with more than 90 inclusive riding groups all over the country. Black Girls Do Bike is creating lady leaders in the bicycling movement, introducing new riders to the joy of cycling and filling a void in the larger cycling community.

Shequaya Bailey (she/her)

President of the Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club | MajorForce Youth Mentor | Member of The Black Foxes

Shequaya works at Grounded Strategies as the Director of Operations. She is a native of Pittsburgh who graduated from Peabody High School; attended Pennsylvania State University to study Health Policy and Administration and earned her Bachelor of Science degree; she has her Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

In her spare time, Shequaya is the President of the Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club (PMTCC), MajorForce Youth Mentor, a United Way Be-A-Middle-School Mentor (BAMSM) at Westinghouse High School, and Pittsburgh Youth Leadership Mentor.

She has been cycling consistently since Spring 2011 as a commuter and then began dabbling in bicycle racing in approximately 2014. Since that time she has raced bikes for several different teams but is currently unattached. As of 2020, she is now a member of The Black Foxes, a collective of cyclists who aim to control their own narratives.


Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 17th

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm EST (Live sessions will be recorded)

Place: Morning sessions will be held via Zoom
             Afternoon activities will be available on BikePGH’s website

Schedule:

  • 9:00am – 10:00am Keynote Panel
  • 10:15am – 11:15am How to Plan Your Next Bike Adventure
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm DIY Bike Maintenance
  • Afternoon Activities: Virtual Bike Ride, Yoga for Bicyclists, Skill-Building Activities, WMNBikePGH Zine

Cost:

  • Free Registration – Don’t let the cost of registration keep you from joining us!
  • $10 Registration – Ticket proceeds will go towards BikePGH’s Women & Non-Binary program and help fund free Summit registrations.
  • $20 Registration + BikePGH Membership – Includes event registration and a BikePGH Membership!

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