Sunday, May 14, 2017
Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)
CycloFemme is coming up, as always on Mother’s Day! It’s also Seattle Critical Lass’ birthday–we held our first ride on the first CycloFemme five fabulous years ago.
Join Familybike Seattle and Critical Lass to celebrate women as the powerful forces we are in our families and communities! Let’s celebrate our commitment and choices in creating healthy, sustainable, stress-reducing, safe, community-building, congestion-free and enjoyable ways of living. Keeping with tradition, we’ll feed you lunch at the end of the ride–thanks to our generous sponsors Bike Swift and G&O Family Cyclery!
Thanks to our sponsors!
The ride starts at Cal Anderson Park. We’ll start gathering at 11am, but spend some time for photos, speaking, and late comers before we head out. We’re riding to Madrona Beach via a scenic route alongside Volunteer Park, Interlaken, and the Arboretum.
Ride with GPS link to route.
Read about last year’s ride here.
CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change.
WHO SHOULD COME?
This ride is designed to be welcoming to those who identify as female, but open to all.
“At the core of CycloFemme are the women, children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends who join us, support us and give this movement momentum. We ride together.”
From the About Critical Lass page: “We don’t want to create any barriers to your getting out there so if you need to bring kids or friend who does not qualify as a ‘lass’ along, please do so!”
Our CycloFemme ride is open to everyone because we wouldn’t dream of turning anyone away, BUT the focus is those who identify as female. BUT part two, it’s also a regular Kidical Mass ride at the same time and we want all non-female-identifying family bikers to feel completely welcome. Basically: come ride! And if you don’t identify as female, it’d be awesome if you could convince a friend who does identify as female to come out for the ride. This is a slow-paced social ride and a wonderful way to get back into bicycling.
About Familybike Seattle
Familybike Seattle decreases barriers to bicycling for families of all income levels. Familybike Seattle believes that biking as a family increases our individual, family, and societal quality of life, while at the same time moving toward sustainable lifestyles and communities.
About Bike Swift
Bike Swift makes it easy to add an electric motor system to any bike. All system installs are performed at a local bike shop, only the highest quality components are used, and everything is backed by a 2 year-warranty. Fly up hills and through headwinds! With a 25 mph top speed and up to 50 mile range, the city becomes your playground. See www.bikeswift.com for more information.
About G&O Family Cyclery
G&O Family Cyclery is a cargo and family bike-focused shop, the first of its kind in Seattle. Their lovely and inviting shop welcomes potential new commuters, potential car-replacers, and potential lifestyle cyclists with adult concerns: errands, kids, jobs. Find bikes that are fun to ride, not too heavy and able to lift and haul kids, gear, and groceries.
About Critical Lass
Critical Lass is an inclusive ride for women-identified people who bike. Our aim is to get more women-identified/trans Seattleites bicycling and we encourage both new and experienced riders to come along.