A little rain could not stop us from closing out Women's Bike Month with a bang. On the weekend of 10/27, we celebrated the women that bike in Metro Boston with a 2-part Bike and Brunch event.
Women's Bike Month Brunch
Our Women's Bike Month event started with Brunch on Saturday, October 27th at Lucy's American Tavern in Dorchester. A little rain could not put a damper on the weekend festivities. There was food, fun giveaways, and many new friendships were formed.
Women's Group Ride
With drier weather in the forecast, we geared up for our highly anticipated Women's Ride on Sunday, October 28th. The ride started and ended at the Bluebikes Mattapan T Stop station, where all the participants got an intro to Bluebikes 101.
From the station, we moved to the Neponset River Greenway for the group ride. We had two very special women helping to lead the ride - Michelle Cook (Roxbury) and Vivian Ortiz (Mattapan) - who are also strong public figures in their respective communities
As the first time on the path for many of the riders, it was the perfect atmosphere for a leisurely ride. With breath-taking views of the Neponset River and fall foliage, it was the perfect setting to our Women's Bike Month closing weekend.
More About the Participants
Michelle Cook Owner of Roxbury Rides, Michelle championed the organization and outreach for the Women's Bike Month Bike and Brunch. As a strong bike advocate, her passion in life is building more diversity in the biking world.
Vivian Ortiz (left) Community member of Mattapan, Vivian is passionate about creating diversity in biking. She learned how to bike later in life as an adult, and now devotes her time to teaching other Metro Boston residents how to ride.
Danielle Rand (right) Director of Marketing for Bluebikes, Danielle was integral to coordinating the Bike and Brunch weekend-long celebration: "this is the first of many Bluebikes rides to come!"
Katie O'Connor (right) General Manager of Bluebikes, Katie came out to show her support and promote more women getting involved in biking, and using Bluebikes as a form of transportation and fun.
Mikayla Freeman (left) Marketing Associate and event planner at Bluebikes. Mikayla worked with Danielle and Michelle to coordinate the bike and brunch, and execute on the event logistics to make the whole weekend happen.
Thank you to all of the women that came out to the event and made it such a huge success. A special shout out to supporting local organizations: