When it comes to bicycling, women account for only 24% of all trips made by bicycle. It doesn’t have to be this way. This class will provide a safe space for anyone who identifies as a woman to learn how to bicycle safely and with confidence. The class will be held in Tower Grove Park at a quiet roundabout on the West side of the park.
What will we be covering?
Signaling and turning
Taking the lane
How to change gears
How to build confidence on the road and in the bike shop
A portion of the class registration money will be donated to The Monthly Cycle - a local organization who work to advocate and promote women's cycling.
Spoked Bikes will be providing safety checks before the class to make sure that your bike is in good working order. This will also be a great opportunity to have any technical questions answered.
About Our Instructors
Molly Pearson is a League of American Bicyclists’ Certified Instructor, and has been bicycle commuting for nearly ten years. With professional experience in bicycling advocacy and an academic background in gender studies, she strives to make bicycling an accessible option for all.
Jordan Worthington is a recent transplant and full-time bike commuter who has worked with DC non-profits to host skill-sharing events, rides, and mechanic classes for women. She’s excited to bring her love of building inclusive cycling communities for women to St. Louis.
How long is the class? All of our classes are scheduled for 2 hours but can occasionally run a bit over.
What do I need to bring? Your bike, your helmet, your lights if you have them. If you don’t, you’ll want to buy some after class.
I’m scared to be out alone on my bike. How do I get over this? Not only will we work on building confidence on the road, we will also discuss ways to get involved and find other women to ride with.