Boise Bike Week is in full swing! It has been a sunny filled week so far, with much more to look forward to. BBP helped launch the week with a national Cyclo-Femme ride on Mother’s Day.
CycloFemme was founded in 2012 to unite riders across the globe regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference, and this year included over 79 rides around the globe!
On Sunday, 30-40 people met at BBP and rode together to Botanical Garden who was celebrating National Gardens Day with free admission, and Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance hosted a panel on Women in Cycling.
The panel included discussion about creating a welcoming space for women in the shop, mountain biking and other male dominated spaces within the industry, the importance of e-bikes to disabled riders, and learned about WTF!
No, not what you’re thinking…
WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Bike Explorers is a group dedicated to “a movement toward more connection, gender inclusivity, and racial equality within bicycle adventure travel through supporting, celebrating, and connecting communities identifying as Women, Transgender, Femme, Queer, and/or Non-Binary who use their bicycles to explore (albeit the outdoors, themselves, eachother, etc.)”
Danielle, a WTF Bike Explorer Member and BBP Supporter spoke of how every step of cycling; finding a bike, repairing a bike, finding compatible parts, etc. are moments that she and other Non-Binary individuals risk running into an unwelcoming or unsafe environment. Because of this, its important for an organization like WTF Bike Explorer’s that provide positive bicycling experiences for everyone!
I encourage you to find events of your own to check out, but here are a few below to get you goin’! Thank you Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and everyone involved for hosting such amazing events.
Ride your bike to Goody’s! Between 3-6pm if you wear a helmet you get a free scoop!
To HONOR those who have been injured or killed.
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here.
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD.
Load up your bike with your favorite outdoor coffee brewing equipment (or an empty mug and a smile) and pedal over to Friendship Island in Esther Simplot park for a celebration of bike travel and hot beverages!
Meet at the tennis courts at Camel’s Back Park for a beginner mountain bike ride. The ride will be open to all skill and fitness levels, with a short basics clinic to start. There will be at least two groups with one being a women-only group. Plan to ride for about an hour, with possibilities of a longer route if there is interest
Celebrate National Bike To Work Day and Boise Bike Week 2019 with Bittercreek Alehouse, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, and others. Earn a FREE beer simply by parking your bike at our pop-up bike valet on 8th street during the event.
Meet at the Capitol for a pedal powered parade to the State Street Block Party at ITD Headquarters. Our route will follow some new Low Stress Bikeways identified by ACHD.
Head to the Idaho Transportation Department campus for a block party hosted by VRT. There will be food trucks, live music, a bicycle rodeo, a traveling trolley exhibit, and other fun activities. State Street bus service (route 9) will be increased to every 15 minutes between the hours of 1-7 PM to make it easy and convenient to get to and from the party