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CycloFemme’s call to action is simple — get on a bike! (Sarai Snyder)

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It started as a simple idea to celebrate
and empower women with the bicycle. Today, May 13th, thousands of
women and men around the globe are participating in one of the more than 160 CycloFemme
rides.

Sarai Snyder, founder of GirlBikeLove, launched
CycloFemme.

Women have had very
strong ties with the bike since its inception, Snyder said. For women in the
1890s the bicycle was a form of independence, which helped lead to the
emancipation of women and the opportunity to wear pants. Today, womens cycling
is gaining momentum worldwide, with more emphasis on womens racing and
encouragement to get more women and youth riding bikes.

GirlBikeLove is
selling CycloFemme temporary tattoos online, which many pro riders have been
wearing. Snyder hopes that some of the racers in the Amgen Tour of California
will wear the tattoos, too, in support of women on bikes.

For many women and
young girls around the world, the bicycle is vital for safety, provides the
opportunity to attend school, access to health care, and economic
independence, Snyder said. The bicycle is a vehicle for social change and we
need more women leading that charge.

Find out more on CycloFemme.com, or
by searching Twitter and Instagram for the hashtag #CycloFemme.

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