Women Bike PHL

Tonight, Kayleigh Kern will have an opportunity to do some private shopping at Di Bruno’s for an hour with the $125 gift certificate she won as the raffle winner of the Women Bike PHL campaign. Anyone who donated over $10 to our intern funding campaign had a chance to win this prize.

The fundraising campaign took place this past spring. The money raised went to hiring and paying an intern (me! Thank you to everyone who donated!) and to supporting the summer programming of Women Bike PHL.

Some background info about Women Bike PHL: it was founded in 2013 by former Better Bike Share Outreach Manager Katie Monroe. It is a Bicycle Coalition program aimed at decreasing the barriers to biking for women, who bike at one third of the rate as men, in Philadelphia.

The initiative does so by providing programming that encourages and supports women and meets the unique needs and concerns of women cyclists — such as safety issues, sexism in the bike community and disproportionate childcare responsibilities, to name a few.

Coming up this month for Women Bike PHL:

Women Bike PHL Monthly Happy Hour
Friday, July 15th
Go on the group bike ride at 5:30 or just come for drinks at the Parks on Tap location at Belmont Plateau.
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Urban Riding Basics Class
Monday, July 18th
Are you a new urban bicyclist looking for some tips for navigating city streets? A veteran bicyclist who wants to brush up on the basics? Never biked in the city before, but thinking about trying it out? Sign up to attend this 1-hour Urban Riding Basics class taught by Lindsey Graham.
RSVP here

Bike Church Women Bike PHL Night
Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30
Collaborative event with Neighborhood Bike Works!
Need to use tools? Want to figure out how to adjust your brakes? Already know how to do everything, but you can’t fit a whole stand in your tiny urban apartment? You’re in luck! Bike Church has everything you need to get the job done. Bike Church is a program of Neighborhood Bike Works where adults (ages 18+) can use our shop to fix their bikes, buy a bike to build, and buy used bike parts.Tube and Cable basics will be taught!
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Women Bike PHL Camping Trip!
Who: 21+ women (women-identified, trans, and gender-non-conforming welcome!)
What: Bike camping OR car camping
When: Saturday, July 30th through Sunday, July 31st
Where: Green Lane Park
Why: We want to go camping, and we want you there, too!
Cost: $15 for Bicycle Coalition members, $20 for non-members
Register here

-Rebecca Fisher

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