Why don’t more women bike?


woman bikingIn 1896, Susan B. Anthony said she thought bicycling did more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. Now bloggers have taken up her cry.

It seems an effort to get more women biking — and thus narrow the gender biking gap — is heating up the blogosphere. Discussion centers on everything from gender-based biking statistics to biking fashion.

As one blogger puts it, women ought to be able to ride and look good doing it.

The larger problem, however, is the lack of gender parity regarding Olympic competition, including cycling. Currently, there are seven men’s events and only three for women.

British Cycling started organizing for parity after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. But now Olympic organizers say the only way to even things out is to eliminate some men’s events.

Sounds like one of the same old arguments made to oppose Title IX, right?

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