Women on a Roll Poster

Tessa Greegor
FC Bikes Program Manager
Denise White
Public Relations Coordinator

Date: April 25, 2014



In 2009, a report from the League of American Bicyclists identified five key strategies for increasing

women’s participation in bicycling: comfort, convenience, confidence, consumer products and community.

That year, according to their survey, women accounted for only 24 percent of bicycle trips taken in the US.

This spring, in partnership with various community organizations, FC Bikes will host its “Women on a Roll”

bicycle initiative. Various events, classes, and rides will be held in an effort to encourage more local women

to bicycle as a healthy and fun way of traveling around town.

To start, FC Bikes is sponsoring the Women on a Roll Bike Expo, on Sunday, May 4, from 12 to 4 p.m., at

the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Center Ave. The Women on a Roll Bike Expo will feature local clubs,

free helmets (while supplies last), kids’ activities, a family bike rodeo, women-oriented bike gear and local

bike shops. A series of short classes like Fix-a-Flat and Bike Fit Basics, as well as leisure rides, will take

place over the course of the day. For information, visit http://www.fcgov.com/bicycling/women.php.

Celebrate women and cycling around the world and participate in Cyclofemme, on Sunday, May 11 To

celebrate this global initiative, community organizations will host different styles of bike rides throughout the

day, including a family friendly ride, mountain and road rides. Rides start at different times throughout the

day; the day will conclude at New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St., with a social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For

ride details, visit https://www.facebook.com/cyclofemmefortcollins.


FC Bikes will also host two adult Women’s Learn 2 Ride! classes. Learn 2 Ride! is a free, two-hour class for


female adults interested in learning how to ride. Through a safe, easy and effective method, Learn 2 Ride!

teaches attendees how to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer a bike, and fit their helmet. The first class,

held on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, will meet in the Fort Collins High School parking lot, 3400

Lambkin Way. The second class, held on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, will meet in the Rocky

Mountain High School parking lot, 1300 W. Swallow Rd. Registration is required and attendance is limited

to 30. For more details or to register, visit http://fcgov.learn-2-ride-foco.sgizmo.com/s3/.

Last but not least, starting Thursday, May 1, local organizations will host a weekly community bike ride

series. The first ride will depart at 4 p.m. from the Downtown Transit Center, 250 N. Mason St. Learn more

about the weekly group-ride and how you can stay involved in the Fort Collins bicycling community at http://


For more information about these and other events hosted by the FC Bikes program, visit http://