Thanks for attending our 2023 Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit!
Break barriers with WMNBikePGH on Oct 7
Join us for the 10th Annual Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit presented by Dollar Bank, taking place at East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) on Saturday, October 7th, 2023.
The Summit is an engaging, one-day event featuring presentations, on-bike workshops, and activities focused on boosting skills and encouraging women and non-binary representation in cycling. This year’s Summit theme is “Bicycles are a tool for change.”
Our goal is to empower trans and cis 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 cycling community..
MEET KESHIA ROBERSON, LEARN A NEW SKILL, SWAP GEAR, AND MORE!
The day is full of programming that accommodates everyone, no matter where in your cycling journey you may be.
This year’s Summit once again features a morning yoga wake up session with Open Up, breakfast and lunch included, a community bike clothing and gear swap, workshops, and more! And get ready, because we’re really bulking up this year’s gear swap with brand new stuff donated to us by some big bike brands.
We are also thrilled to have this year’s superstar keynote speaker with us – Keshia Roberson, founder of Major Knox Adventures, a minority women-owned wellness company that provides affordable trip experiences to promote radical joy in the outdoors.
In the afternoon, you’ll sign up for an afternoon session of your choice: Choose either the sit-down learning session OR an on-your-bike skill building workshop. For the sit-down session, you’ll stay at East End Cooperative Ministry and hear from Eva Kloiber of Liberation Fab, as well as Opal Violet who will be teaching us alllllllll about wheels.
If you opt for an on-your-bike skill-building workshop instead, you’ll head to either The Wheel Mill indoor bike park, Free Ride or, to Frick Park for mountain biking.
- 9:00 am Event space opens for registration and check in. Coffee and light breakfast are provided
- 9:30 am Morning Yoga with OpenUpPGH (optional)
- 10:40 am Opening Announcements
- 10:45 am Keynote speaker Keshia Roberson
- 11:45 am Creative expression art activity
- 12:30 – 1:30 pm Gear swap & Lunch
- 1:30 – 3:30 pm Afternoon sessions (you can choose your own when registering!)
- 3:50 pm Closing remarks
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm Group bike ride!
- 6:00 pm Happy hour at Square Cafe (light bites will be provided, cash bar for personal drinks).
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 provides spaces to come together over biking, advocacy and related topics while increasing representation of people who have historically marginalized gender identities.
We aim to create a safe space where people can speak and move freely expressing themselves authentically without added fear of microaggressions and discrimination due to gender and expression.
By opening the discussion about our lived experiences and challenges, we can assess how to better provide support and resources to ride bikes and increase mobility in Pittsburgh
This event is made possible with generous support from Dollar Bank.