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Celebrate Mothers Day on the bicycle- Cyclo Femme is on May 14

by Ruth Kaser for NE Ohio Tidbits for Cyclers

CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change.

The idea is simple Each year on Mother’s Day (US), self-led bike rides around the globe unite riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference. Any ride length, type, and size counts, whether two friends, a team or a parade. The act is powerful. We share an experience outside in our communities. We feel our literal strength. We lift, push and propel one another. And along the way, we discover—or rediscover— the joy in riding a bike.

Make it a family affair! Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, grandmothers … come ride as a group and celebrate the strength and bond of the women in your family. And – we mean significantly female-identified people > an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified to enjoy this celebration and ride.

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