The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation Launches: Women & Bicycles

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Today marks a great day for women cyclists in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation (Bike Fed) has launched a Women & Bicycles ambassador program modeled after the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s own Women & Bicycles program.

The program is centered around a handful of bike ambassadors who will plan events based around cycling. That includes workshops, social hours, bike rides, and other events that promote cycling to women.

The Bike Fed’s program has one representative for each major cycling city who will spend their time planning out events and trying to increase the population of women cyclists in their respective territories.

The women selected to be a part of the ambassador program have strong ties to the cycling world and local cycling industries. Each have exemplified the spirit of cycling in their communities and are good examples of what an every day cyclist looks like.

We’re proud to announce that our own Cassandra Habel has been selected to be an ambassador in the Madison area. Her advocacy work with Saris Cycling Group, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and on her own time starting a women’s cycling Meetup group helped land her the ambassadorship.

If you live in the state of Wisconsin and would like to become an ambassador in your area, please visit:
http://wisconsinbikefed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/women_bike_application_letter_v1.pdf

Congratulations to all the ambassadors and we’re excited to be a part of the next phase of cycling for our wonderful state!