Spotlight: Gearing Up

WE Bike NYC is organizing ten women from five organizations to ride 262 miles on bicycles from New York City to Washington, DC to represent their communities at the nation’s largest annual bicycle advocacy event, the National Bike Summit on March 3, 2014. WE are so pleased to be supported by WomanTours, Bicycle Times Magazine and Transportation Alternatives. For more about the ride, check out our fundraising page HERE! Now that you have gotten to know who we are, learn more about us and our process. WE will be rolling out a series of guest posts from our riders and sponsors. Here is a participant from Philly’s Gearing Up receiving an award for dedication to her #bikelife

Video by Juliet Shen – friend, videographer and volunteer of Gearing Up! Gearing Up provides women in transition from abuse, addiction, and/or incarceration with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth.  In June 2011, one of our extremely dedicated clients was offered a brand new Fuji bicycle because of her commitment to her sobriety and our organization.   This video is proof as to why I have the best job in the world! To this day, it is one of the proudest moments I have with the organization: watching a client receive an award to celebrate her hard work, dedication as well as her love for cycling! – Kaelin Proud, Program Coordinator of Gearing Up. Thank to the generous donations received so far, Kaelin will be able to bring experiences like this one to the National Bike Summit. Please click here to help sponsor more voices in DC.