BY Jennifer Welsing
on Dec 18, 2012
The Ovarian Psycos are a womyn of color bike collective trying to raise money to open a community bike shop in Boyle Heights, LA. To get this bike shop rolling, co-founders Tracey and Alisha are planning a cross country bike ride on which to gather donations and spread the word about the Ovarian Psycos.
To make this trip happen, the ladies need a cool $1,000. At present, they are a little over halfway to their goal. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 28, 2012
Got beauty and brains? Want to keep it that way? Belle Helmets’ gorgeous, hand-painted helmets are the perfect combination of style and utilitarianism.
Founded in Brooklyn by Danielle Baskin, this one-woman company offers beautiful and uniquely designed helmets. You can protect your noggin and make a statement as you ride! Baskin’s designs go all across the board, so your head can sport anything from a pastoral scene to a kiwi.
Baskin also does custom jobs, and can even give your old helmet a makeover. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world,” but in the 1890s, bike-riding women weren’t exactly free to bike as they wished. Check out this list of 41 “don’ts” for female cyclists, published in 1895 by New York World:
Don’t be a fright.
Don’t faint on the road.
Don’t wear a man’s cap.
Don’t wear tight garters.
Don’t forget your toolbag
Don’t attempt a “century.”
Don’t coast. It is dangerous. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 27, 2011
I wrote about Brooklyn's Bushwick Burlesque earlier this month, but their show is so nice that I've got to tell you twice.
If you stopped by Sunday's BUST Craftacular at the NY World Maker Faire, you may have created some DIY Bath Bombs or a journal; your instructor for those crafty courses was none other than the bootylicious "bikelesque" babe Miss Spoke.
Heather in craft mode at the Maker Faire; photos courtesy of Nikki Hung/Kim Ku.
Known by day as Heather Loop, she brings her passion for bikes and burlesque together onstage. Read More
So I'm the worst at riding a bike. I know..seems so simple, but I wobble and shake and I'm ashamed to admit I cried when trying to get over various hills in flats that kept slipping off. I don't like fast rides, the out-of-controlness freaks me out, so the idea of fastness on a bike, maybe crashing or falling always scared me. Believe me, I know what a wuss I am, but this video gives me inspiration! My ex-boyfriend, an avid and frequent biker, recently sent this to me. Read More