Women's Safety Class

 

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. This course will be taught by women who have years of experience as full time bicycle commuters. 


What will we be covering?

  • Essential skills and strategies to keep you safe when riding on open streets
  • Tips on commuting to work while still arriving presentable 
  • How to comfortably dress for all types of weather
  • Ways to carry personal items on your bike
  • Effective route planning
  • Riding at night

 

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.

 

FAQ

  • 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.
  • How do I sign up? Please visit our Eventbrite page to sign up for all of our classes and events. 
  • How much does it cost? $20
  • 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? Nothing is required. It might not be a bad idea to grab a pen and paper in case you want to jot some notes.