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May 1, 2014
May Women on a Roll! Newsletter
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This spring, in partnership with community organizations, FC Bikes will launch an initiative to encourage more women to bike. In 2009, a report from the League of American Bicyclists (Women Bike) identified five key strategies for increasing women's participation in bicycling, specifically the "5 C's": Comfort, Convenience, Confidence, Consumer Products and Community. 

 

Through classes, events, rides and more, FC Bikes will use the 5 C's framework to break down barriers to bicycling and get more women rolling on two wheels!   For more information on the National Women Bike initiative, please visit http://bikeleague.org/womenbike. 

What's Happening?

 Women on a Roll! Bike Expo

Sunday, May 4 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Gardens on Spring Creek
The Women's Bike Expo will feature local clubs, free helmets, kids' activities, women-oriented bike gear and local bike shops to help you feel confident and comfortable riding a bike.  In addition, a series of short classes (like fix-a-flat) and rides will take place over the course of the day. More information available here. Whether you're new to cycling or an expert rider, we'll have something for everyone. Visit  fcgov.com/bicycling/women for all the Women on a Roll events. 

Cyclofemme
Sunday, May 11 

Celebrating women and cycling, around the world, one day a year. Join the community on May 11 for bicycle rides of different styles - there's bound to be one that fits your needs!

For ride details, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/cyclofemmefortcollins

  • Family-friendly leisure ride
  • Mountain Bike ride   
  • Road ride

The day of CycloFemme festivities will conclude at New Belgium Brewery for social hour (2-4 pm) - share stories from your day, see pictures and meet other people to continue the riding experience throughout the year!

 

Women's Learn 2 Ride! Series
Saturday, May 17 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Fort Collins High School
Saturday, June 14 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Location TBD

Whether you're 18 or 80, it's not too late to learn to ride a bicycle! Learn 2 Ride! (L2R) is a free women-oriented, 2-hour class for adults (+14 years) interested in learning how to ride. Through a safe, easy, and effective method, L2R students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer a bike. You will also learn how to properly fit a helmet. Most people learn to ride a bicycle while taking the class, and we're confident you will too! You will leave with a new set of skills and access to the resources you need to continue to improve.

  

A bicycle and a helmet are required. Don't have one? Don't worry! Just note in your registration that you need a helmet and/or a bicycle and we'll provide it for you.

  

Registration is required! Attendance is limited to 30.  Register here: http://fcgov.Learn-2-Ride-FoCo.sgizmo.com/s3/.   

If you have an event, class or news that you would like included in a future issue of the Fort Collins Momentum Newsletter, please email Becky Moriarty at rmoriarty@fcgov.com

Sincerely,

Becky Moriarty

FC Bikes Program Specialist

O: 970.224.6112

rmoriarty@fcgov.com

I Bike FC 

 

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