We wanted to re-blog this post by our friend Sarah Rogers. She’s a local bike mechanic and her experience of being a “Bike Lady”.
A quote of hers was recently featured in the Atlantic Cities article, ‘Is There Such a Thing as a “Feminine” Way to Ride a Bike?’
After you’re done reading this, head over to the Atlantic Cities site to get other women’s perspectives in the cycling world.
Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth about all those other gendered descriptors forced upon me. Never quite felt right about “woman,” and “girl” is a bit of a stretch for this 29-year-old. Titles of Ms. versus Miss, and the dreaded “girlfriend”? Don’t get me started. (They all give me the heebie-jeebies.) But “Bike Lady”? That’s something I can get behind.
I am currently the only “woman” working as a mechanic in my [rather large] local shop. And I’m one of … three? … four? professional lady techs that I know of in Madison, versus at
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