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Who are WE? Kaelin Proud

December 24, 2013 10:00 am / by / no comments

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 WomanToursBicycle Times Magazine and Transportation Alternatives. For more about the ride, check out our fundraising page HERE! photo

Kaelin Proud

Gearing Up

Age? 25 Where are you from? Philadelphia Where do you ride? Philadelphia and the surrounding area…..actually, anywhere I can ride, I’ll ride! When and why did you start riding? I started commuting by bicycle while studying at Temple University and began riding competitively on the Temple University Cycling Team. I ride because I love the way it makes me feel: independent, strong and powerful. How has biking with your org impacted your life? Riding bikes with the clients of Gearing Up gave me the opportunity to witness the change that riding a bike can bring to a person’s life. I appreciate seeing other people using the bike as a coping mechanism and I truly enjoy being a part of that process for women in our program. Why do you want to go on the ride? I wanted to join this ride to be around a healthy, positive group of women looking to better their community by biking! I look forward to learning about all the different ways that women and female-focused organizations have impacted the cycling world and community! Add to the positive by contributing here!

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