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July 15, 2010


Michelle Marcus

As a female blogger in the U.S., I like to take pictures of women on bicycles in order to 'normalize' the idea of it. I feel that photos of normal women cycling around Atlanta in normal, fashionable clothing helps counteract the dominant perception, which is that you have to be a testosterone-fueled male jock in head-to-toe racing gear in order to ride a bike here... There are definitely more men on the road than women, but that is changing, and I am thrilled to document the change!

Jordan 1

What a pity I miss seeing all those gorgeous knits! Thanks for sharing the photos.


As a gay male, I'm completely disinterested in the photographed women as "objects"; but I am absolutely inspired by their ability to go about their cycling in this more natural manner. For example, a picture of a woman in rubber boots and skirt made me understand a few things:

- Due to my prior dependence on my car, I didn't even own a pair of rubber boots for rainy days.

- I didn't need a flimsy, $50 pair of cycle shoe covers for rainy weather, I just needed some rubber boots. Before cycle chic, I would never have thought of rubber boots as appropriate cycling gear!

And, I can attest to the message that "desportifying" cycling is an effective way to get others to cycle - it absolutely works.

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Bill Bean

  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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