A grass roots group started by local women to encourage other women to ride bikes for fun, for commuting, for transport, or for whatever. The group presented the First Annual "Women Bike Chicago: a Day of Dialogue and Demonstrations" at UIC campus on March 23, 2013.
The event was "by women for women" with the hope that some of our more timid sisters would feel comfortable investigating, asking questions, getting on a bike, and riding. In that, we believe we were successful.
Going forward, we hope to plan smaller, perhaps more focused events in the neighborhoods, maybe some group rides, and at least an annual big event. We are still very "grass roots" and will be happy to have more women join us with ideas and/or by rolling up sleeves and getting involved in organizing future events.
We want to see women cycling on the streets, on the paths, and on the trails for transportation, to run errands, or just for fun. Any woman can do it!