Summit Centers on Women Cyclists 

Eighty-two percent of women have a positive view of bicycling, according to a recent report by the American League of Cyclists. But they're outnumbered by males 3-to-1, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey.

That doesn't quite add up for Amy George, a board member of the city advocacy group RideRichmond: "There's a big gap there that needs to be addressed and examined."

In an attempt to understand that discrepancy, RideRichmond is holding a summit for women cyclists at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia War Memorial.

Data on ridership by gender is scant in Richmond. The American Community Survey estimates that there are no bike commuters of either gender in Richmond, though the estimate comes with a margin of error of plus or minus 17.

A lack of bike infrastructure is the most commonly cited barrier to cycling, George says. But surveys also show that women are more likely to bicycle when they see other women riders, she says: "It's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy."


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