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, Pearl Izumi, Velojoy, and InTandem, 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.

WE Bike NYC founder, Liz Jose, tells us about her relationship with one of our sponsors, WomanTours, and how they came to be such a vital part of the #webiketodc team.

WomanTours had us at “first all women bike tour company in America.” When Laura met Jackie at the Philly Bike Expo, WE knew this was going to be a great partnership, but WE weren’t quite sure in what capacity.  Less than two weeks later, WE were calling them up to ask if they wanted to support a completely ridiculous, mid-winter ride from New York City to Washington, DC.  While the weather might be a bit of a challenge, WomanTours was on board as soon as WE told them about our mission to get more women involved in the national transportation conversation. Their expertise in route planning, packing and their donation of a 14 passenger van with 14 bike racks and two amazing drivers made this trip go from a “what if” to a “why not!”

Thank you WomanTours! WE can’t wait to spend 4 days with you!

Click HERE for a great video about their tours. I chose this one in Moab because this is one of my all time favorite places to be in all the world, ever. Next year #WEBikeMoab?