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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TOGETHER WE RIDE 2021: A bike ride for equality, inclusion and change.

International Women’s Day Together We Ride 2021

Saturday, March 6th through Monday, March 8th

Use YOUR VOICE with the bike as a medium for equity, unity and change.

Ride for INCLUSION and EQUALITY as we all pedal forward TOGETHER.

What:  To celebrate the achievements, persistence and future of women 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 Saturday, March 6th through Monday, March 8th (note:  Monday, 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 the bike party!  All ages, all genders, LGBTQ+, non-binary, agender individuals, all religions, all worldviews, all cultures, all countries…EVERYONE!  

Where:  Ride from where you are at! Ride indoors, ride outdoors on ANY terrain!  

Type of bike:  Any bike works, e-bikes included!  There were no unicycles last year for those of you looking for a challenge.

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 Zwift, Saris, Computrainer, Roller to your hearts content! It’s really up to your comfort level!

Details:  This is a FREE event.  Ride your bike, take some photos and share either via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter your adventure to spread your sunshine.  The following sites have been set up to share your adventure, ride summaries and photos:

            Facebook Public Group: International Women’s Day Together We Ride Bike Ride

            Instagram #iwdbike

            Twitter @iwdbike

Would you like a souvenir of your adventure?  Official commemorative roundel/patch is available for purchase for $10 (USD) each.  This includes shipping within the U.S. International shipping please include $3 (USD). This was designed by Umbrella Works and produced by Falls Creek Outfitters.

Here is the official commemorative 2021 International Women’s Day Together We Ride roundel/patch:

2021 Official International Women’s Day Together We Ride roundel/patch

How do you get a commemorative roundel/patch?  Payment $10.00 (USD) within the US, International orders please add $3 (USD) for shipping. Payment options include PayPal at: dmpiech@earthlink.net, Venmo at dmpiech21@gmail or personal check. Please include address to send roundel/patch. Please include e-mail with Venmo purchase. NOTE: If you are interested in sending a personal check, please e-mail iwdbike@gmail.com.

Additional event swag:  In addition to the 2021 Official International Women’s Day Together We Ride roundel/patch, we also have 2 additional items for purchase which include a gaiter/sport face mask and event sticker. We also have an EMPOWERMENT special which includes all 3 items: official commemorative patch, gaiter/sport face mask and sticker for $30 (USD). We have a limited supply of these so don’t wait. NOTE: 3/2/21 at 9:00 pm CST: we have sold out of our original order of gaiter/face mask and have ordered an additional 50. Orders placed on 3/2/21 that include a single gaiter/face mask or the Empowerment package will have delayed delivery of that item only. If you order an Empowerment package, the patch and sticker will be delivered right away. An e-mail will be sent to you when each item is delivered.

And word on the street is that the gaiter/face mask can make you faster than a speeding bullet and help you leap tall buildings in a single bound…

EMPOWERMENT Buff/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.

Empowerment Buff/Face Mask: $20 USD includes shipping in the US. International add $3 USD for shipping. NOTE: 3/2/21 at 9:00 pm CST: we have sold out of our original order of gaiter/face mask and have ordered an additional 50. Orders placed on 3/2/21 that include a single gaiter/face mask or the Empowerment package will have delayed delivery of that item only. If you order an Empowerment package, the patch and sticker will be delivered right away. An e-mail will be sent to you when each item is delivered.

Event sticker: $3 USD includes shipping in the US. International add $3 USD for shipping.

EMPOWERMENT package which includes buff, patch and sticker: $30 USD includes shipping in the US. International add $3 USD for shipping. NOTE: 3/2/21 at 9:00 pm CST: we have sold out of our original order of gaiter/face mask and have ordered an additional 50. Orders placed on 3/2/21 that include a single gaiter/face mask or the Empowerment package will have delayed delivery of that item only. If you order an Empowerment package, the patch and sticker will be delivered right away. An e-mail will be sent to you when each item is delivered.

How do you get a gaiter/face mask, sticker or patch? Paypal to dmpiech@earthlink.net or Venmo to dmpiech21@gmail.com and include shipping address. Personal check also accepted, please email iwdbike@gmail.com to discuss further.

We have a limited supply of these so don’t wait! And word on the street is that they can make you faster than a speeding bullet and help you leap tall buildings in a single bound…

SAFETY:  Please be safe and follow all health and safety guidelines in your respective region/state/country regarding the current pandemic.  

Check out this blog for more details:  https://inspyrdcyclist.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/international-womens-day-2020-together-we-ride/

Check out the official public Facebook page to see pictures and reports of the 2020 Inaugural event:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2587066751413662/?__cft__%5B0%5D=AZXBv_AbHlGO1qX1-5e_yaSyYMEZqxXiraNG-Mfgib80ee53-EiRqCYa1f9htgkiB6A9jsBawirf50sYh9Q7lPRQWIbbBEKTCz9beU8zJL8c5A&__tn__=H-R

Interested in reading a short summary about the Inaugural 2020 event: https://wordpress.com/post/inspyrdcyclist.wordpress.com/4046

Check out the official Instagram page:  #iwdbike

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS:  Contact the International Women’s Day Together We Ride team at iwdbike@gmail.com

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.  2021 is the 110th year of this day of equality.  The theme of the 2021 International Women’s Day is Choose To Challenge.

When is International Women’s Day?  Every year on March 8th

And big shout out of gratitude to our 2021 sponsors: Falls Creek Outfitters (Falls Creek, Pennsylvania), J&R Cycle (Villa Park, IL) and Mike’s E-Bikes (Naperville, IL) for partnering with us in 2021. Thank you for your support and collaboration in the 2021 event and for lighting our celebration with your presence.

MEET OUR 2021 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.

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 46th 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.

MIKE’S E-BIKES (Naperville, IL USA): Based in Naperville, IL USA, Mike’s E-Bikes in 2015 out of the motivating belief that electric bikes would help change people’s commuting, and  fitness lives for the better.   Mike’s passion for the benefits of electric assisted technology, and cycling for low impact fitness and healthy commuting, keeps him focused on the latest ebike trends with up to date on-going research on product advancements and e-bike trends.   

INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES? Contact us at iwdbike@gmail.com

4 Comments »

    • Thanks for sharing the good ‘ole International Women’s Day Together We Ride event. Enjoy your IWD 2021, it will be a great day all around the world!

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