Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gearing Up is Moving Up and Will be Featured on APBP Webinar

For most of us, going for a bike ride is how we get around town or enjoy a day in the sun. For the women of Gearing Up, it means much more. Gearing Up is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving women in transition from drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, and/or homelessness the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth.

On April 1st, Gearing Up is moving into a new office space. Kristin Gavin, Director and Founder of Gearing Up, shared an office with the Bicycle Coalition for the past few months. We are always working towards making cycling a more attractive option for women (who tend to ride less than men), so are thrilled to see Kristin and her team move on and prosper.

You can learn more about Kristin, Gearing Up, and other women in cycling who are making a difference at an upcoming Women Can Change the World through Cycling webinar on Wednesday, March 30th at 3pm sponsored by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Registration is required.

In addition to Kristin, the webinar will feature:

Andrea Garland of Alta Planning + Design
Fionnuala Quinn, PE, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling.
Anna Sibley, Masters in Public Health candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator, Alliance for Biking & Walking, and columnist for Bicycling Times magazine.

Post written by guest blogger Ben Cromie