Celebrate Mother’s Day with a women-only ride: Critical Lass

Forget free waterfront parking and treat your mother to some real fun: Critical Lass.

The first ever Seattle Critical Lass ride leaves the Ballard Library Sunday at 2 p.m. for an easy, welcoming cruise for women of all biking abilities. Also, I hear there will be Cyclo Femme temporary tattoos.

Critical Lass joins Seattle’s growing list of regular women-only social bike rides like Menstrual Monday and RAW (Real Active Women). You can catch Menstrual Monday rides at the Seattle Center fountain at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month. Check the RAW website for their schedule of monthly free rides.

Seattle’s Critical Lass is one of many rides across the nation Sunday as part of Cyclo Femme‘s initiative to honor the tradition of women and bicycles changing the world:

HONOR THE PAST and the emancipation of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. CELEBRATE THE PRESENT and the riders who keep it rolling, bringing women’s racing to the forefront, pushing the limits, breaking down barriers and sharing the love of the bike with everyone along the way. EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women in cycling and the opportunity for positive social change. Teach women to ride and they will change the world. MAY 13TH, 2012

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2 Responses to Celebrate Mother’s Day with a women-only ride: Critical Lass

  1. Tracey says:

    Loving all the lady riding going on in the city!

  2. merlin says:

    Yesterday I counted slightly more women than men on a segment of the Burke Gilman near the University. Today I rode all the way out to Woodinville, and sadly the guys outnumbered the gals roughly two to one. Still that’s ONLY two to one – some stats say three or four to one is typical.

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