The weather may be getting colder, but it’s never too late in the season to start riding! That’s the kind of eager spirit that women from SheJumps brought to a brisk November bike ride.
SheJumps is an organization that works to help women foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature through outdoor activities. Local organizer, Kelsey Rode, thought a bike ride on Indego bikes would be a great way to do just that!
Biking in the city can be liberating and empowering but can also be intimidating for people who don’t have experience. In order to help these women gain confidence on the road, The Bicycle Coalition taught a bicycle safety class which then led to an easy-paced group ride down the new bike lane on Spruce St. ending at the Schuylkill banks.
Bicycle Coalition staff member, Andrea Gonzalez, who led the class and ride said that “After hosting such an energetic and positive group of women, I can’t wait for the next ride partnering with organizations that have a gender perspective on outdoor recreation like SheJumps!”
The Better Bike Share team hopes that everyone takes a little inspiration from SheJumps! As we head into the colder months, put your layers on (especially gloves or a facemask!), wear bright clothes in the darker afternoons, and keep exploring everything the city has to offer (especially the holiday festivals happening around the city!).
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This blog was written by Andrea Gonzalez, the Bilingual Community Liaison for The Bicycle Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia
The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians and is funded by The JPB Foundation. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a nonprofit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education.