New Boston cycling program geared toward women
Boston Bikes announced a Women’s Program to try and get more women involved in the Boston cycling scene.
“We provide support for women of all skill levels from the first-time rider to the seasoned urban commuter,” according to the program’sTumblr.
The Women’s Program includes a series of rides, clinics and events aimed at women, and kicks off on June 14 with a Mom and Kid Ride in Franklin Park. On July 19, the series continues with a Women’s Bike Social to the Boston Breakers soccer club.
Free, 2-hour Learn to Ride clinics will also offer cycling training, and a Women’s Bike festival will celebrate the program on Aug. 16 at Millennium Park.
According to the most recent State of the Hub, the city has seen an 82 percent increase in bike ridership since 2007, but there is still a gender disparity.
“By our count, men still outnumber women 2 to 1,” the report said.