Voices From the National Women’s Bicycling Forum

For the second year running, the Women’s Bicycling Forum kicked off the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. About 300 people attended, and Streetfilms got to take their pulse on the state of bicycling for women and collect some suggestions about how to grow the number of women who ride.

Here’s a sampling of what we heard, set to cycling scenes in a dozen cities throughout the U.S.

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