It's no secret that the cycling industry is very male driven so our goal is to educate women on ways to make their experience more enjoyable. A large portion of the class addresses women's specific products like saddles, clothing and even bicycles. So why do you offer a "women's specific" repair class? The number of female cyclists has risen 30% in the past five years. Our goal is to do what we can to improve these numbers farther.
What will we be covering?
A product of the League's Women Bike program compiles more than 100 original and trusted sources of data to showcase the growth and potential of female bicyclists in the United States.
This women’s organization is a non-profit with a focus on raising the equality and representation of women in cycling. A chunk of this is related to competing, but it’s a good cause that benefits all women.
This article is a great perspective on women’s cycling. Although it is a bit more focused on the competitive cyclist, there is a lot of great information that translates to the casual rider as well.
To sum it up: “The bicycle played a critical role in both the emancipation of women, and the subsequent expansion of the national gene pool. Young women could now travel to neighboring villages and meet a wider circle of young men.”
This article addresses some female specific issues with saddle and vaginal discomfort. There are a few really great tips to prevent and cure these uncomfortable situations to keep you in the saddle longer and more comfortably.
Bike fitting is crucial. We can’t stress that enough. Here are a few points as to how the bike’s geometry relates to a women’s body. There are a few more great reads at the end of this article, too.