An homage to the classic Our Bodies, Our Selves, this encyclopedic, crowd-sourced compilation of essays, resources, information, and advice about the intersection of gender and bicycling covers a lot of ground —bold meditations on body parts, stories about recovery from illness and injury, biking to the birth center, and loud and proud declarations of physical and emotional freedom.
Includes accounts of bicycling while pregnant, tips about how to ride fast or what to wear when you need to look professional, stories of cycling with kids, biking with various experiences of gender, age, ability, sexuality, menstruation, chronic illness, an extensive and illuminating article about the vulva and contact with your bike saddle, thoughts about abortion and reproductive rights, and much more.
There's something for everyone in here, and something to expand everyone's idea of what's for them.
April Streeter writes and bikes from Portland, Oregon. She has been a correspondent for Windpower Monthly magazine, Tomorrow Magazine, and Treehugger, and was managing editor for Sustainable Industries magazine. She founded Women on Wheels, a group for women bicyclists in the Portland area.