Women Pedal to the Forefront of the Bicycle Movement
Congressmember, industry trailblazer and NYC Commissioner
headline upcoming National Women's Bicycling Forum
Washington, D.C. - February 7, 2013 - When it comes to biking, women mean business. The popularity of bicycling is skyrocketing nationwide -- and women are leading the charge in this revolution.
According to a recent national poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, more than 80 percent of American women have a positive view of bicyclists and two-thirds think their community would be a better place to live if riding a bike were safer and more comfortable.
On March 4 in Washington D.C., the National Women's Bicycling Forum will unite hundreds of leaders to showcase and build on that energy and momentum.Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists' Women Bike campaign, this unique event will highlight the central role of women in one of the most exciting trends in America today: the power of bicycles to bring better health, economic benefit, and travel convenience to millions of Americans.
The Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 4 at the Renaissance Washington hotel (999 9th St NW, Washington, D.C.). Tickets are $85, which includes lunch and free childcare. Click here to see the full program and to register.
"Clearly, women mean business when it comes to making biking better in their communities," said Carolyn Szczepanski, League Director of Communications and Women Bike. "Across the country, women are shattering previous stereotypes and stepping up to design cutting-edge infrastructure, launch innovative advocacy campaigns and take the lead in the bike industry. This event will put the spotlight on just a handful of the key female leaders who are charting the course toward a healthier, safer, more economically vibrant country -- by bike."
Highlighting the impact of women in the American bicycle industry, the opening keynote will feature a conversation with Georgena Terry, the first engineer to create women's bicycles and launch an international women's brand, and nearly two-dozen small business owners will display their products and services in the Women Bike Pop-Up Shop.
Additional high-profile speakers at the Forum will include:
Media is invited to cover the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for press credentials or to connect this national event to women's cycling initiatives, leaders or businesses in your community.
Learn more about the Forum and the Women Bike campaign atbikeleague.org/womenbike and stay up-to-date by following @womenbike and #womenbike on Twitter.
About the League
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. Learn more.
About Women Bike
Women Bike will the first national advocacy campaign to empower more women to bicycle and become engaged in the diverse leadership opportunities of the bicycle movement -- as advocates, engineers, retailers, manufacturers and policy makers -- through networking, knowledge sharing, resources and inspiration. Learn more.