“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
– Susan B. Anthony
A Worldwide Movement
Bicycles have long been an empowering tool for women, first allowing them the freedom to go further and then to wear pants, ride fast, compete, conquer amazing feats, stay fit, stay sane and get where they want to go, when they want to go there.
On May 11, people in 25 countries around the world will pedal in CycloFemme rides (there are 275 planned rides) to celebrate how bikes empower women and to encourage more women to ride. CycloFemme rides are open to all people (regardless of gender) who support that mission. So grab your friends, moms, girlfriends, cousins, daughters, brothers and neighbors for a powerful ride.
In Oregon, rides are planned for Tualatin, Eugene, Springfield and two rides are planned for Portland.
In Portland, you have two different options: A short urban ride that will link up with Portland Sunday Parkways, and a longer ride that will cross I-205, head to Bridge of the Gods, then return to Portland via Crown Point on the Oregon side.