Vancouver Fancy Women Bike Ride

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Woodland Park

705 Woodland Drive

Vancouver, BC V5L 3R2

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Vancouver has among the highest rates of women's cycling in North America and we have the opportunity to continue the momentum and to lead cities around the world.

FANCY. FIERCE. FUN. You are invited to join Fancy Women Bike Ride on Sunday, Sept 22nd!

The #FancyWomenBikeRide was born in 2013 in Izmir, Turkey and has since become a global women’s movement. Every year, FWBR is held on World #CarFreeDay and has grown to over 120 cities worldwide.

Because women can change the world, and the bicycle can help. Women’s visibility in urban spaces is key to claiming the right to the city. Cycling is a powerful way for women to become visible in society and a completely new way to interact with the city. Fancy Women Bike Ride calls for infrastructure and inspiration. The more women who cycle, the more women will be encouraged to cycle. FWBR will remind Vancouverites of (and introduce others to) the liberating joys of cycling and inspire more women to bicycle in cities by riding together along the great Adanac/Union bikeway/Seawall.

GUIDELINES:

- Dress code: Fancy, fierce, fabulous (whatever makes you feel beautiful, strong and great!)
- Decorate your bicycle, pose for the cameras and take selfies, greet and smile at people during the bike ride.
- Bring your friends, mothers, aunties and sisters and be prepared for a magical afternoon.
- Be inclusive to all womxn and support those who are new to cycling (offer help!)


ROUTE (4.5 km):
Meet at WOODLAND PARK and ride the Adanac/Union bikeway toward Science World, finishing at DAVID LAM PARK to celebrate with new friends. The route is generally flat with reduced speed limits. The route is subject to change, so stay tuned!

You may contact your local FWBR organizer and ask her if she needs help.

Website: www.fancywomenbikeride.com
Instagram @fancywomenbikeride



FAQs (More on our website)

Is registration required?

Nope! But RSVP on Facebook to stay in the loop.


What do I need to bring?

Your bike (and lock), fun outfit/costume, bike decorations, smiles. (bikeshare stations are at both the start and finish points).


Who can participate?

We invite all womxn to ride with us! Men can join so long as they ride with us, not ahead of us. Children are welcome so long as they are capable of riding a bike. We encourage experienced and newer riders to join as we will be going slow. Participation indicates that you are able to safely ride a bike in a group on a street - FWBR and the organizers are not liable.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions/support?

First check the website's FAQs then email cassandrasmah@gmail.com

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Woodland Park

705 Woodland Drive

Vancouver, BC V5L 3R2

Canada

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