In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought it apropos to delve into the photo archives to share memorable images of women. In the photo essay below, you’ll get a glimpse of women on bikes and women that are working the halls of power to make biking easier for the rest of us.
They say women on bikes are an indicator species of a healthy bikeway system.
(Photos © J. Maus)
Portland bike realtor Kirsten Kaufman takin’ care of business.
Portland advocate, author, and CEO Mia Birk fears no audience when espousing the many benefits of biking.
Not the picture of Zoobomb that lives in the minds of most people.
Jenn Dice, seen here at the 2009 National Bike Summit, is the Government Affairs Director for the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
Tall bike, ponytail, pink tassles.
So much to love about this one.
Advocacy superstar Deb Hubsmith is one of the most dedicated and effective bike advocates in America. As director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, her work has led to millions in funding and safer places for our kids to walk and bike.
Ladies line up for the Sexy Schwinn-oritas and Trek-tosterone ride during the 2009 Pedalpalooza.
Advocates from California at the 2007 National Bike Summit: Leah Shahum from San Francisco Bike Coalition (L) and Christine Culver from Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.
Members of the Ladies Auxililary cyclocross team.
Gettin’ ready for some Hammercising!
Manager of PBOT’s Transportation Options Division, Linda Ginenthal, has spearheaded the Sunday Parkways events since their inception in 2008.
Nickey Robo, seen here at the SS Pussycat event in 2007, is a former Sprockette and pedicabber, bike filmmaker, and marketing consultant for the Community Cycling Center.
Another one from the race circuit. Everyone deals with pre-race jitters differently.
Portlander Kronda Adair tucks into the pack while racing at Portland International Raceway.
Writer and activist Elly Blue has published many articles about women’s issues in the bike world, including her zine on the topic, Taking the Lane
. She also co-founded The Portland Society
, a professional development and networking group that promotes women-owned businesses and careers in active transportation advocacy.
Emily Wings tackles Bald Peak on a gravity bike at speeds up to 60 mph.
Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli is a legend of bike racing. I shot her in action at the 2009 Mt. Hood Classic.
CCC Executive Director Alison Graves (R) and Travel Oregon’s Veronica Rinard leaving the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill after lobbying meetings during the 2010 National Bike Summit.
Hope you enjoyed these images. For more, check out the Photo Focus archives.
Jonathan Maus is BikePortland’s editor, publisher and founder. Contact him at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at email@example.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.