As registration gets under way for CycloFemme, the May 12, 2013, Global Women’s Cycling Day, cycling companies, advocacy organizations, and bike shops are showing strong support. After an inspiring first year with 164 rides planned across 14 countries, CycloFemme has continued to build momentum worldwide.
Among those promoting CycloFemme are healthy US cycling organizations including People for Bikes, the League of American Bicyclists and Cannondale.
Although CycloFemme is celebrated annually on Mother’s Day, the spirit of the day continues to live on year round. Many cyclists still find opportunities to adorn themselves with the CycloFemme mark, in the form of a temporary tattoo, showing support for the global movement at local cycling events and rides.
Cyclists around the world have also made a personal commitment by signing the CycloFemme Pledge to “inspire one more woman to ride a bike.” Images of pledge signings can be found on cyclofemme.com along with pdf version to print, sign and share.
With the statement “We Ride Together”, the goal of CycloFemme is to create a unified voice for women’s cycling by building a tribe of riders who recognize the need to empower one another and build a supportive community.
Others in the cycling industry celebrating CycloFemme include long time supporters Stan’s No Tubes, Twin Six, Sock Guy, Primal Wear, Pactimo, Focus Bikes, Rapha, events such as Race Across America, and many more.
Presented by Girl Bike Love, CycloFemme is global celebration to Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Empower the Future of Women in Cycling. The mission states “Teach women to ride, and they will change the world.”