In support of Women’s History Month, GObike Buffalo is planning Buffalo-Niagara’s first-ever Womxn’s Bike Festival featuring workshops, discussions and information centered on womxn on bicycles. (The alternative womxn spelling is used intentionally to denote inclusion of trans-women and non-binary individuals).
The free event will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Canisius College Science Hall.
Keynote speaker for the event, Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Bicycles and a Rochester native, will discuss her more than 30 years of experience in the cycling industry and her journey to becoming the first person to create custom hand-built bicycles specifically for women.
“Statistics show women account for just a quarter of bicycle trips in the United States,” said Stacy Sauvageau, Chief Operating Officer for GObike Buffalo and event organizer. “We hope the event will empower more womxn from all corners of Western New York to ride their bikes for commuting, recreation, and fitness, and help develop a strong female Buffalo-Niagara bike community.”
The free event will feature workshops on topics including:
• Commuting basics
• Cycling for everyone
• Beyond pavement: paths, trails, and other routes to two-wheeled adventure
• Cycling throughout the ages
• Navigating bike shops, jargon, and the intimidation factor
About GObike Buffalo
GObike promotes active mobility options, trails and greenways, and complete streets in Western New York. We connect and empower communities through advocacy, education, planning, and engagement. Visit gobikebuffalo.org for more information.