INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TOGETHER WE RIDE 2023: A Bike Ride for Equality, Inclusion and Empowerment.
International Women’s Day Together We Ride 2022
Wednesday, March 8th through Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Use YOUR VOICE with the bike as a medium for equity, unity and positive social change.
Ride for INCLUSION and EQUALITY as we all pedal forward TOGETHER.
What: To celebrate the achievements, persistence and future of women and girls all around the world by doing a bike ride in honor of International Women’s Day. Let’s ride together virtually as we strive to promote gender balance in the world, raise awareness against bias and spread the word about this impactful day. International Women’s Day is every year on March 8th.
Dates: Pick the best day/time to ride between Wednesday, March 8th through Sunday, March 12th (note: Wednesday, March 8th is the official International Women’s Day)
Distance: Whatever you want to do, this is completely up to you and your comfort level. Ride 1 mile…10 miles…100 miles…200 miles… or ½ mile…just try to do your personal best!
Who: EVERYONE is invited to our empowHERment bike party! All ages, all genders, LGBTQ+, non-binary, agender individuals, all religions, all worldviews, all political views, all cultures, all countries…EVERYONE!
Where: Ride from where you are at! Ride indoors, ride outdoors on ANY terrain! Ride your stationary bike that is in your house, your Peloton, your spin classs, around your block! Just Ride!
Type of bike: Any bike works, stationary bike, bike at your local gym, any bike you have works, e-bikes included! There were no unicycles yet for those of you looking for a challenge. We absolutely love tandems, fat bikes, tricycles, hand bikes…yep, you get it, we are super inclusive!
Type of terrain: Any terrain works, BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOORS; pavement, road, gravel, mountain, single-track, snow…the possibilities are endless! Again, indoors counts too so your stationary bike in your basement counts so does Peloton, Zwift, Saris, Computrainer, Roller to your hearts content! It’s really up to your comfort level! Training wheels work, again, this is as inclusive as it gets!
Details: This is a FREE event. Ride your bike, take some photos and share either via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or Strava your adventure to spread your sunshine. If you are interested, there are items available for purchase to commemorate your celebration.
The following 4 sites have been set up to share your adventure, ride summaries and photos, you can also share via our email at email@example.com if you do not want to share via any of these. We would love to hear from you!
Facebook Public Group: International Women’s Day Together We Ride Bike Ride
Instagram @togetherweride1, #togetherweride1
Would you like a souvenir of your adventure? We have Five Official 2023 Together We Ride commemorative items for purchase: patch, stickers (six total), jersey, t-shirt, and gaiter/face mask. You can purchase directly from the store, which accepts all forms of payment. If you would like to send a check, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have an EMPOWERMENT special which includes 7 items for $25 (USD) plus taxes and shipping which includes the following: Official 2023 International Women’s Day Together We Ride Persistence Patch of Honor, Together We Ride 2023 event sticker, 2023 Empowerment stickers x 5. You may also order individual items from the store if you do not want the entire package.
Details on all 2023 International Women’s Day Together We Ride items below.
PERSISTENCE BADGE OF HONOR is available for purchase for $10 (USD) each, plus taxes and shipping. This was designed by Umbrella Works and produced by Falls Creek Outfitters. Purchase via the Together We Ride store here.
Here is the official commemorative 2023 International Women’s Day Together We Ride Persistence Patch of Honor:
OFFICIAL 2023 EVENT STICKER IS AVAILABLE for purchase for $3 (USD) each via the Together We Ride store here.
Empowerment gaiter/Face Mask: $22 USD plus taxes and shipping, produced by Jules Threads. Purchase via the Together We Ride store here. EMPOWERMENT sport face mask for everyday wear! The following words are written on the buff/facemask with the official logo of this year’s event: HOPE, RESPECT, EQUALITY, PERSEVERANCE. This functional piece of gear can be used in 11 ways: scarf, mask, headband, hairband, balaclava, scarf, wristband, ponytail, beanie, hood, do-rag. The possibilities are endless. These are designed for a high level of comfort and protection from the elements, both hot and cold. Specialized ultra soft tech fabric is breathable and provides for moisture management to draw sweat outward to where it can evaporate. NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM VIA JULES THREADS, STORE FOR THIS ITEM IS OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 18TH, 2022. THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE.
2023 OFFICIAL TOGETHER WE RIDE JERSEY: $99 USD plus taxes and shipping, produced and shipped by Jules Threads. Purchase via the Together We Ride store here. NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM VIA JULES THREADS, STORE FOR THIS ITEM IS OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 18TH, 2022. THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE.
2023 OFFICIAL TOGETHER WE RIDE T-SHIRT: $22-25 USD plus taxes and shipping, produced and shipped by Jules Threads. Unisex sizing, 60/40 blend material. Purchase via the Together We Ride store here. NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM VIA JULES THREADS, STORE FOR THIS ITEM IS OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 18TH, 2022. THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE.
ADDITIONAL “MORE IN YEAR 4” ADDITIONS TO TOGETHER WE RIDE:
- ANOTHER MEDITATION SESSION WITH ADINA CRAWFORD (Instagram deanietheyogini): We are excited to announce that ADINA CRAWFORD is back with us in our 4th year to lead us in a meditation/yoga session. Details will be shared once finalized via all social media platforms.
- All participants who attend the session will be entered in a raffle to win a special prize. Details on date/time to be shared at a later date via Instagram and Facebook group.
- BIO on ADINA CRAWFORD: Adina Crawford is a certified Yoga Teacher who specializes in teaching Meditation and Mindfulness.She is also a certified Aqua Bootcamp Instructor. She is a mentor, motivator, advocate, and community influencer. Her calling to teach yoga has been about diversity and community, understanding that each person is unique and at a different level and growth. Diversity is the community together. Her specialty in yoga is Vinyasa, Sculpt, and Restorative. She has collaborated and taught at various companies such as Lululemon, Athleta, Oiselle, and many other local and community events. Currently, she is an Ambassador for Trek Bicycles, Black Girls Run, Terry Bikes, Honeystinger and Nuun, Emcee for Girls on the Run DC and REI Co-op Partner. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Black Girls Run Foundation. In 2016 she completed her first Marathon in Chicago and the Boston virtual Marathon in Boston in October 2021, since then has completed numerous half-marathons, triathlons, and cycling events. Her goal is to bring more diversity and awareness to the mat and spread the love of all the benefits of yoga coupled with other activities is beneficial. YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY
- Possible new swag item may include a trucker hat…we checking into this. So stay tuned.
SAFETY: Please be safe and follow all health and safety guidelines in your respective region/state/country regarding the current pandemic.
Check out the official public Facebook page to see pictures and reports of the 2021 and follow the 2022 event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2587066751413662/?__cft__%5B0%5D=AZXBv_AbHlGO1qX1-5e_yaSyYMEZqxXiraNG-Mfgib80ee53-EiRqCYa1f9htgkiB6A9jsBawirf50sYh9Q7lPRQWIbbBEKTCz9beU8zJL8c5A&__tn__=H-R
Check out the official Instagram page: #togetherweride1
INDULGE in sunshine and joy.
Let EQUALITY flow.
Real CHANGE comes with combined efforts.
For more information about International Women’s Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com
What is International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It began in 1911 with the goal to campaign for women’s equality. 2022 is the 111th year of this day of equality. The theme of the 2022 International Women’s Day is Break the Bias.
When is International Women’s Day? Every year on March 8th
MEET OUR 2023 SPONSORS
FALLS CREEK OUTFITTERS (Falls Creek, Pennsylvania USA): Falls Creek Oufitters: Based in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania USA. Falls Creek is a small family owned and operated business that specializes in custom embroidery patches, labels, lapel pins and other products to groups, events, businesses, and more. They produced our stunning HIGH quality finishers patches. Attached is a photo of Walter and his wife on their trip to Iceland (pre-COVID). Walter says that when they are not working on projects, they are out enjoying the out-of-doors with their family and furry friends. Falls Creek Outfitters has been a sponsor of International Women’s Day Together We Ride since we started in 2020.
J&R CYCLE (Villa Park, IL USA): Based in Villa Park, IL USA. J & R Cycle is a family owned bicycle shop that is dedicated to customer service. “We are starting our 47th year of being in business. We feel like we have never worked a day and we are overwhelming fortunate to have met so many wonderful people and made lasting friendships through J & R Cycle!” Lorna and Bob Pecora. J&R Cycle has been a sponsor of International Women’s Day since we started in 2020.
And big shout out of gratitude to our 2023 sponsors: Falls Creek Outfitters (Falls Creek, Pennsylvania), J&R Cycle (Villa Park, IL) for partnering with us again in 2023. Thank you for your support and collaboration and for lighting our celebration with your presence.
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