What Women Want - A Woman's Perspective on Cycling http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ Women want to cycle, but the barriers are real: lack of safe cycling infrastructure, economic barriers to buying and maintaining a bike and cultural norms that dictate what's feminine and what's not. en-us <function copyright at 0x5380398> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:52:33 GMT Sad to agree... http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ 0a8a0f88-328b-11e2-8769-1231394043be Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:52:33 GMT evening gown? binder clips! http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ d5f2d78a-3034-11e2-b4c0-1231394043be Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:30:26 GMT Cycling http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ 7517c34c-2dde-11e2-a359-1231394043be Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:07:04 GMT Well, I like the article! (As for riding in an evening gown- I've found that it's really hard to do and a little bit dangerous.)]]> http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc7b84c8-da1d-11e1-a3b3-1231394043be Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:19:39 GMT tiresome http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc7b7758-da1d-11e1-9938-1231394043be Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:32:06 GMT Women don't like bikes as much as men do http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc7b4b48-da1d-11e1-93bb-1231394043be Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:16:18 GMT ride in an evening gown?
If there's no barriers, why the gender gap? Or do the naysayers LIKE having a boys club out on the streets?]]>
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Women riding bikes http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc7b4422-da1d-11e1-ae8f-1231394043be Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:35:05 GMT cycling jersey http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc798ae2-da1d-11e1-8938-1231394043be Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:38:37 GMT What to do? Helmet hair? Not an issue according to my mom's hair.
Mechanically not inclined? This never stopped anyone from driving a car.
Fear of traffic? Statistically we cyclists live longer.
Clothing issues? My friend rode her mountain bike in a skirt and heels.

I think the real issue is not any of the specific issues listed above but rather a general fear and anxiety looking for a rationalization. This fear and resulting paralysis are my biggest frustration. The women around me who don't fear biking are those who've tried it and who have a community of cyclist friends to support them.

Hmm, maybe a girls' bike gang would be a good place to start.]]>
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Not a special interest group, but still why less women in some cities?
Vancouver is not typical of all Canadian cities where there may be greater % of women cycling because of better cycling infrastructure as a North American city. Certainly here in Calgary, I visibly see at least larger % of men cycling ...even on a fine summer day after work. (I bike commute to work daily on a well-use bike path.) This city's infrastructure for cycling struggles along to improve.

What is lost in the gender specific discussion, is perhaps the number of men who may be uncomfortable to cycle often but choose not to because of also poor cycling infrastructure, lack of safe bike parking, etc. I've had this similar discussion with some men at work where I am.
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PUH-LEEZ All this is marketing hype and the authors and the "magazine" should be ashamed.]]> http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc767992-da1d-11e1-904a-1231394043be Fri, 07 Oct 2011 10:56:59 GMT Women aren't a special interest group http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc762802-da1d-11e1-a12d-1231394043be Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:04:05 GMT Women for bikes Our bike shop is pretty gender friendly and affordable which makes me feel grateful and I'm not too worried about style...however, it would be nice to find 'affordable' cycling clothes!]]> http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc762686-da1d-11e1-92aa-1231394043be Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:49:01 GMT Women riding bicycles http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc762528-da1d-11e1-9c30-1231394043be Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:29:24 GMT we are stronger than this http://momentummag.com/features/what-women-want-a-womans-perspective-on-cycling/ fc761448-da1d-11e1-8dab-1231394043be Tue, 20 Sep 2011 07:37:00 GMT