Bike Blogs by Women

According to the 2009 Women and Social Media Study by BlogHer, iVillage and Compass Partners, 22.7 million women read blogs, 12 million post to blogs, and 8 million publish blogs. We don’t know what percentage of those are members of the bike blogging community, but some of our favorite bike blogs are written by women, and the number of bike blogs written by women seems to be increasing at a rapid rate. Following are just a few of our favorite bike blogs written by women; please add your favorites in the comments below this post. (And, please accept our apologies if we missed your blog!)

2009 Women and Social Media Study [PDF] →

22 Responses to “Bike Blogs by Women”

  • Tom says:

    Don’t forget Victoria’s ride. She just wrapped up a solo bike tour from boston to LA. http://www.victoriasride.com/

  • Logan says:

    You can add the cycling women of the south to your reading list also. :)

    http://bikeskirt.com

    http://shebicycles.com

  • Leaf S. says:

    There is Jill’s blog:

    http://arcticglass.blogspot.com/

    It’s not a favorite of mine, but I know other people like it.

  • John says:

    For the go-go-go bike nuts, Every Day Athlete is authored by Heidi Swift.

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    Thanks for including me!

    I can also recommend Cycling is Good for You, based in Vienna, Austria, Suburban Bike Mama (she rides a Sorte Jenherst cargo trike!), based in Boston, Velo Vogue in San Francisco, LA Cycle Chic, and Bike by the Sea in Santa Barbara.

    As you have pointed out, these are just a handful of the fine bicycle blogs out there written by women. Often they combine everyday diary-style blogging about cycling experiences and hardships, fashion, fantasy, and lots of other things that make other women feel “at home” on these blogs regardless of their cycling skill levels and knowledge. I think it’s a wonderful trend.

  • Adrienne says:

    Thanks much for the shout out, Alan! Writing “Change Your Life. Ride A Bike!” has been such a blast and having 3 fantastic women creating it with me has been the highlight of this last year!

    Keep riding everyone & Happy Christmas!

  • Alan says:

    @Adrienne

    It’s my pleasure, Adrienne.. love your blog!!

    Happy Holidays!

    Alan

  • Christa says:

    These bloggers are such great role models – inspiring new cyclists.

    I’m especially impressed with the bicycle mom and family blogs. Does Totcycle (http://totcycle.com/) fall into this list?

    Related article on Gen Y women and Social Media: ‘Why Y Women’ [mediapost] http://bit.ly/3KPhe3

    Christa
    Bike by the Sea

  • Christa says:

    Also, one of my favorite blogs, Girls and Bicycles

    It’s fascinating that it’s an international phenomenon. There’s a long long list of Cycle Chic blogs on Copenhagen Cycle Chic.

    It’ll be interesting to see how it develops! :)

  • Meg says:

    Hello there!

    Also Candy Cranks from cycling girls all over the world.

    :)

  • randomray says:

    It’s great that there are so many out there from the ladies it helps show how diverse the cyclists are . It’s good to get others views on cycling . I have noted that the ladies are kind enough to slow down and chat for a while before cycling off , very nice of them . Merry Christmas and Happy new year Alan .

  • Mari Lynch says:

    Hi. This is one of those stumbled into it things–see a need and fill it! I’m the initiator of the new bike blog for Monterey County, http://www.BicyclingMonterey.com

    As a resident of the Monterey Bay area since 1976, I enjoy helping tourists bicycle here (see “Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey”). That was the impetus for starting the Bicycling Monterey blog. The blog also includes the new HER Helmet Thursdays project, which benefits both locals and tourists.

    What’s HER Helmet Thursdays? It’s a community service project that could be copied in any geographic location.

    HER Helmet Thursdays provides discounts to cyclists on Thursdays at H-E-R businesses and organizations. What are those? Hotels (and other lodging), Entertainment venues/Educational attractions, and Restaurants (plus coffee shops, etc.).

    Biking to the place and showing your helmet is the way you get a discount at the “E” and “R” places. For the “H” places (hotels and other lodging), you get the discount by showing you’re gonna bike here; options include bringing your own bike, or renting one for a day or longer from a local bike rental shop, or staying at place that loans bikes.
    All details at http://www.BicyclingMonterey.com

    Thank you for spreading new of this idea. It launched only a month ago here, and it’s an immediate hit. And why not? It’s a win-win opportunity, benefiting both our economy and ecology!

    Please phone me if you’d like help for starting HER Helmet Thursdays in your area. A bunch of biking women, and men, could quickly spread this eco-eco seed through out the country.

  • Josh says:

    Another one for the list:

    http://www.WomensBikeTalk.com

  • isabelle says:

    There is mine … in Paris and in french : http://isabelleetlevelo.20minutes-blogs.fr/
    I am not sure it’s different from one wich would be writtes by a boy ?

  • meligrosa says:

    hey alan :D

    thanks for the shout out, on both blogs powered by women and bicycles (and coffee, of course). it has been amazing being able to connect with women riders both locally and globally with the help of this tool, the blogernet,

    cheers to a bikey awesome 2010!!
    xo.meli

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  • Shelly says:

    Just finding this post but I want to THANK you for mentioning RidingPretty.
    All the Best in 2010!

    Shelly aka RidingPretty

  • beth h says:

    Late to the ball, just got caught up with EcoVelo after weeks of benign neglect.
    Thanks for the nod, I’m truly honored.
    Hope your 2010 rides are all good! –

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  • velomuse says:

    This is great! Thanks for sharing otherwise unexpressed information.

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