On Sunday, May 11, riders from around the world - from Kyoto to Jakarta to Arizona - will unite through CycloFemme, a Global Women’s Cycling Day and grassroots celebration of women on bikes. Here in NYC, grab a Citi Bike and join in the fun on a route of your own or one of ours (here and here).
The annual Mother’s Day rides inspire and empower women to make their passion for bicycling public, and to make their joy contagious by introducing other women to the movement.
CycloFemme participants are encouraged to register and post their rides online, where already over 215 rides in 41 states and 19 countries are posted. On May 11, riders don their CycloFemme temporary tattoos and gear to show their dedication to growing the tribe of women on bikes. Because CycloFemme believes that strong communities are built around strong women. Who ride bikes!
Ready to ride? We’ve put together two ride guides specifically for CycloFemme - one’s a short, relaxed route great for a group of new riders, while the other’s a longer, multi-borough waterfront route for the more adventurous among us.
We’re proud that Citi Bike has already helped to increase the number of women riding bikes in parts of NYC. But, there’s still a lot of room for growth. So, grab your girlfriend, your mom, your daughter, anyone! and ride with CycloFemme this May 11.