She Spoke 2014 Festival to encourage more women to ride bikes. 1

She Spoke is a three-month program dedicated to promoting women’s participation in bike riding. The festival features 13 subsidised events aimed at encouraging as many women as possible to “get on their bikes”.

Events and workshops cover activities for beginner to experienced rideshespokers with topics ranging from confidence building tips for riding in traffic to “heels on wheels” advice for those cycling to work.

Girls and boys are welcome to join children’s and family activities including a bike decorating workshop and bike training.

She Spoke will be launched on Sunday 2 March at the annual Pushy Women South Speaking event.
Headed by comedy writer and stand-up comedian Catherine Deveny, Pushy Women features eight of Melbourne’s funniest, fittest and fiercest women sharing their experiences on two wheels. Pushy Women Tracy Harvey and Charlie Farren will also host fabulously funny bike riding excursions on Sunday 23 March and Sunday 6 April respectively.

She Spoke has been designed to celebrate, inspire, entertain and empower women. It’s about having fun, making connections with other women, learning new skills and trying something participants may not have tried before, or for a long time, in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment.

She Spoke will run from Sunday 2 March until Sunday 5 May.

For more information or bookings go to http://shespoke.eventbrite.com.au or http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/bike-riding.htm

PUSHY WOMEN EVENTS
Pushy Women South: Speaking Event Hosted by Catherine Deveny
Sunday 2 March, 4-6pm
Gasworks Arts Park Theatre, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Full $35, Conc. $25, book at https://pushywomensouth.eventbrite.com.au
Featuring: Kate Miller Heidke, Chloe Shorten, Tracey Harvey, Monica Dux, Bev Killick, Sally Warhaft, Lally Katz, Nelly Thomas.

Pushy Women Excursion – A Mother Daughter Sisterhood Ride
Sunday 9 March, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Elwood Primary School Scott St, Elwood
$15, book at http://pwe-sisterhoodride.eventbrite.com.au

Pushy Women Excursion with Tracy Harvey
Sunday 23 March, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
$15, book at http://pwe-tracyharvey.eventbrite.com.au

Pushy Women Excursion with Charlie Farren
Sunday 6 April, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
$15, book at http://pwe-charliefarren.eventbrite.com.au

KIDS AND FAMILY EVENTS
Good2Go Course for kids
Tuesday, 8 April, Wednesday 9 April, 9am-1pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $25, Conc. $5, book at http://good2go1.eventbrite.com.au
A two day course of fun bike training, teaching skills children need to be confident travellers.

National Ride2School Day
Wednesday, 14 March
Celebrated at schools across Port Phillip, more info http://www.ride2school.com.au
National Ride2School Day is about celebrating active travel within the school day and encouraging those who haven’t started to give it a go.

Cargo Bike Family Picnic
Sunday 27 April, 11am-2pm
Edwards Park, 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne
Free, turn up or book http://cargobikepicnic.eventbrite.com.au
Join us for a family picnic. Test some really practical cargo bikes and meet other cargo bike riders.

Wheelie Workshop for kids
Saturday 3 May, 9-11am
Bubup Nairm Family and Children’s Centre, 99B Carlisle Street, St Kilda
$5 per child, book at http://wheelieworkshop.eventbrite.com.au
Bike fun for kids with bicycle doctors, bike decorating workshop and a bike runway.

SKILLS AND WORKSHOPS
Rediscover Riding for Older Women

Saturday 22 March, 10am-12.30pm
Elwood Primary School Scott St, Elwood
Full $10 Conc. $5, book at http://rediscover-riding.eventbrite.com.au
Hosted by Jacinta from Ladies Get Back on Your Bikes.

Bike Bella Basics

Sunday 30 March, 1-5pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $10, Conc. $5, book at https://bikebellabasics.eventbrite.com.au
A beginner-friendly workshop to build your bike riding skills and confidence.

Assertive Riding for Women – Advanced Skills Session
Saturday 5 April, 8.30am-4.30pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $10 Conc. $5, book at https://assertiveriding.eventbrite.com.au Hosted by Steve from Wilcare Services at Cycling Safe
Take your bike skills to the next level and build your confidence riding in traffic.

Fix a Flat
Saturday 12 April, 10am-1pm
Back2Bikes@The B2B Garages, 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne
Full $10, Conc. free, book at http://fixaflat2.eventbrite.com.au
Hosted by Back2Bikes
Mechanics from Back2Bikes will teach you how to fix a flat tyre and maintain your chains and gears.

Heels on Wheels – Riding to Work Workshop

Sunday 4 May, 1-5pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
$10, book at http://heelsonwheelstowork.eventbrite.com.au
A practical workshop to help with route planning, preparation, road rules and riding in heavy traffic.

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