Jul
24

Women & Bicycles Conservation and Culture Ride and Chat

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12:00 PM — Bluemont Park

Ride Tags: Free / Virginia / Women & Bicycles /

About this ride:

This ride is in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Conservation Week. Expect a low key, conversational pace on mostly flat, car free trails. We’ll stop at a few places to talk about this article about conservation and Latinx culture. We’ll be out for about 2 hours. 

Note: This ride series is a part of WABA’s Women & Bicycles program and is only open to those who identify as woman/trans/femme/non-binary. If that’s not you, we have plenty of other events you should check out at waba.org/fun. Know someone who should come? Please share this event with them!

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Where We’re Riding: 

Join us for a ride along the W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails – both are quiet, scenic trails that run through the suburbs of Virginia. We’ll do a short, flat 4.2 mile ride on Piscataway land starting from Bluemont Park (601 N Manchester St Arlington, VA 22203). The ride is a round trip. We’ll depart from the public bathrooms at Bluemont Park (the Wilson Blvd side), make our way along the W&OD, take a break at Glencarlyn Park and talk about the article, and then circle back on Four Mile Run Trail to the start. 

While riding, walking, or taking a break along the ride routes, participants must maintain 6 ft of distance between themselves and others not in their households. During the check-in, the chat, and while otherwise gathered as a group, participants must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. Helmets are required for this ride. If you don’t have one, email us and we’ll get you a loaner. We’ll be riding on a paved trail for the duration of the ride and welcome you to bring your own bike. Don’t have a personal bike? No worries. We’ll reimburse your usage fee of a Capital Bikeshare bike – just shoot us an email. It will likely be warm so please dress accordingly in comfortable attire and bring water to stay hydrated.

What We’re Reading: 

This ride is in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Conservation Week. For this Trail Chat we’ll be reading Why Being Green Comes Naturally to Us Latinos from Grist. This article explores the intersection between climate change and culture and how marginalized groups, such as Latinxs, are often intentionally left out of policy decision making.

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This ride is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company.