RideRichmond will host the inaugural Richmond Women’s Cycling Summit on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Virginia War Memorial, Freedom Hall at 7:00pm. The goal of the summit is to empower women to ride bicycles and participate in their communities as riders and leaders, as well as bring the nationwide momentum of more women cyclists to Richmond. The event is co-sponsored by Richmond Area Bicycling Association (RABA) and Virginia Bicycling Federation (VBF).

The agenda will include a moderated discussion to ask questions, solicit support, pose ideas, and start a conversation on encouraging and empowering women cyclists in the Richmond area. This opportunity is for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together and celebrate bicycling, discuss issues that are relevant and important to female cyclists, and provide hands-on opportunities for women to gain knowledge and confidence riding throughout the city and their communities. All are welcome.

A panel of diverse women cyclists will discuss their insights and experience, as well as engage in open conversation among attendees. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ruth Morrison of Active RVA. Panelists include:

·  Veronica Davis, Nspire Green Consulting LLC / Black Women Bike DC

·  Ann Hardy, River City Women’s Racing

·  Lorene Davidson, Women’s Multisports of Richmond

·  Sera Stavroula, Rag and Bones Bicycle Cooperative

·  Christine Delano, Bike Commuter Mom Extraordinaire

·  Amy George, RideRichmond

·  Julie Hunter, Richmond Bicycle Studio

A group ride through the arts district will take place before the summit begins. The ride ends at the Virginia War Memorial. Ride start location: Lamplighter Coffee, 26 North Morris Street, Richmond, Virginia | Time: 5:00pm

To RSVP for the event please visit: http://bit.ly/1ybW4yX