A women's cycling group is hosting a group ride not only in celebration of a much-needed bike lane on a dangerous road but also to encourage more woman to ride. Patch.com talked to Laura Shepard a co-chair of the Queens Boulevard Committee for Transportation Alternatives. Shepard stated in reference it the ride, "It's to demonstrate and celebrate the fact that women bike in New York City, and especially in Queens, because the stereotype is that (biking is) heavily male-dominated," Laura told Patch, "While there still is a large gap, that's really not the case."
According to Patch.com the installed bike lane was a controversial one. But as cyclists we all are aware almost any bike lane installation tends to be a "controversy".
To sign-up for the March 25 event in Queens, NY go here and take a look at their empowering mission statement.
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