Surveys consistently show that in the U.S. men bicycle more than women, by a ratio of at least 2:1. As our Deputy Dave illustrated in this older blog post, in Milwaukee the ratio is even lower with women making up only 13% of people who ride bikes for transportation. In contrast, researchers have noted that industrialized countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany, with higher rates of bicycling for both transportation and recreation, have equal or higher rates of female cyclists than males. While Wisconsin is not there yet, the Bike Fed is working to encourage more women to ride.
Join us for these free classes across the state and let us know what else we can do to get more women on bikes!
Milwaukee Women’s Only Classes
(don’t worry boys, check our Event Calendar for Y chromosome-friendly classes)
Bike Maintenance 101
Bike Maintenance 101 teaches the basics you need to know to keep your bike tuned. These skills will save you time, money, and make your rides easier and safer. Be empowered to take care of your own ride!
Fixing a flat tire
Brake and derailleur adjustments
Chain cleaning and lubing
Numerous adjustments that can be done with a multi-tool, including seat and handlebars
Note: Participant should bring their bicycle. Monday May 19th 6p-7p @ Riverside HS Community Learning Center 1615 E. Locust Street Milwaukee, WI 53212 *Please enter through Door #5, off of Locust St.