The 5 Cs of Women's Bicycling

bike party.jpgThe League of American Bicyclists identifies five areas of focus when looking at how to increase the number of women riding bikes.

The 5 Cs of women's bicycling are:
  • Comfort
  • Convenience
  • Confidence
  • Consumer Products
  • Community

The 5 Cs of Women's

Bicycling


Comfort


Comfort relates to making riding a bike safe and inviting. A 2009 study reveals comfort is the biggest determinant of bicycling for women.

Convenience


Many American women believe they simply can't accomplish their daily tasks on a bike. Programs like bike shares make riding a bike a practical transportation option.

Confidence


Women want to feel confident in their bicycling skills. Nearly 20% of respondents of the 2010 Women Cycling Survey said a bike repair class would help them bike more.

Consumer Products


Women represent 60% of bicycle owners aged 17-28 years old. However, only 2 of the top 15 largest American bike brands are led by women.

Community


Women cover the full spectrum of riding styles and motivations. According to the Princeton Survey Research Associates national poll, 42% of American women say having people to ride with would encourage them to ride more.
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User Groups


Bicycles and Business
Families on Bikes
Getting to School
Seniors on a Roll


Women in Motion

Getting Around

Facilities and Markings
Routes and Maps
Tips for Traveling
Traveling on Foot

Resources


Billings 2011 Bike Plan
BMVPhone: AmeriCorps VISTA
Complete Streets Policy
Additional Resources

Secure Storage


Bicycle Parking
Bicycle Security
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