Growing and supporting a community of women of color: Black Girls Do Bike

With over 100 chapters in the US, BGDB is a nonprofit growing and supporting a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling. They strive to establish a comfortable place where female cyclists can support, advise, organize rides and promote skill-sharing. By sharing positive images of ladies and their bikes, they affirm that black girls do bike! BGDB also encourages bike advocacy, education, volunteerism, and safety in all communities and worldwide.

Together We Ride

March 8th marks the 111th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness against bias and takes action for equality. And March 5-8th marks the 3rd annual International Women’s Day – Together We Ride™. This year the goal is to make it bigger, better, and farther reaching than previous years. Dawn Piech,Continue reading “Together We Ride”

Never complain about cold hands again

45NRTH Draugenklaw Drop-Bar Pogies Review I always suffer from cold hands and feet when the temperature dips. I’ve thrown the flat bar pogies on my fat bike, but I never tried them on drop bars until 45NRTH sent me a pair of their new Draugenklaw Drop Pogies. The pogies were simple to install, and IContinue reading “Never complain about cold hands again”

Fostering a size inclusive bike community

Back in April, a video of two fun-loving, adventurous female cyclists hit social media by storm. People shared the link to this video sensation with all their cycling friends and me via email, text, and Facebook. What made this video go viral? The fact that Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser are fat cyclists, embracing theirContinue reading “Fostering a size inclusive bike community”

Project Bike Tech: Modern Day High School Auto Shop Class

If you’re younger than 30, you might not have had auto shop class offered as an elective in high school. These classes went to the weigh side during budget cuts along with home economics and other electives. It’s a shame since some teenagers who didn’t excel at academics felt high school offered them very little.Continue reading “Project Bike Tech: Modern Day High School Auto Shop Class”

Why You Should Consider a Custom Wheel Set vs. Production

In the era of automation and standardization, especially in the bicycle industry, custom wheels are a rare find. Nowadays, wheel builders are few and far between, let alone female. Recently, Leah Sanda at PSIMET built a set of carbon fat tire wheels for my boyfriend. He mentioned Leah was someone I should interview. And heContinue reading “Why You Should Consider a Custom Wheel Set vs. Production”

Saddle issues afflicting the female cyclist

Not a week goes by without someone reaching out to me with questions about trouble with their saddle. Most cyclists freely discuss issues concerning our “southern region.” However, some folks are too embarrassed to talk about saddle sores, chafing, soft tissue swelling, or a host of other problems. On a recent ride, when the groupContinue reading “Saddle issues afflicting the female cyclist”