The American women’s fashion industry has seen a massive resurgence since the 2016 presidential election, which saw Donald Trump win the presidency and Republicans win control of both houses of Congress.
The Trump administration has since passed several anti-bicycle and anti-pedestrian measures, which have made life harder for cyclists, including a law that would have made it a felony for drivers to run a red light on a bike.
However, despite the anti-bike sentiments in the country, the American women want to keep cycling.
“The way I look at it is, if I had the opportunity to make a difference in this country, I would not be a part of this movement,” says Sarah Koss of San Francisco, who is one of the organizers of the San Francisco Women’s Bicycle Tour.
“I’m not interested in going to the political level.
I’m interested in the personal level, I’m not into the political stuff.
I think it’s a great opportunity for the world to learn from us, which is why we are doing it.”
The group started in San Francisco last year, when it invited some of the world’s top cyclists to the city to participate in a bike ride.
The group then grew and expanded into cities in Texas, Arizona, California and Nevada, including San Diego.
“It’s just a really important conversation that needs to be had and it’s going to be a conversation that we’re going to have over the next four or five years,” says Sara Zwiebel, who organized the San Diego event and is one in a series of local cyclists organizing to increase the visibility of cycling in the United States.
“I think we need to get to a place where the conversation is, this is how we want it, we want this to be an inclusive space where we can have this conversation, and we want to have this discussion in a way that’s safe and safe and respectful,” says Zwiesbel.
The San Diego Women’s Cycling Tour is a part part of a larger movement to raise awareness about bicycling.
“This is a movement that’s really about empowering women,” says Darlene Kross, the president of the National Women’s Bike Riders Association.
“It’s really a movement for equality.
It’s really not about who’s in the saddle.
It is about how we ride.
And so, this movement is about giving that opportunity to women.”
A movement that has come full circleWhen the San Jose Bicycle Coalition, a cycling advocacy group, formed in 2016, it was originally founded to provide the community with a safe, welcoming space for cyclists to gather to share their thoughts and experiences.
That’s exactly what the San José Bicycle Coalition does, but that was before the election of President Trump, who supported anti-cycling policies.
In San Jose, the cycling community was also targeted by anti-cyclist violence in 2017, which led to several cyclists and bike advocacy groups in the city shutting down.
“There was a lot of tension between the community and the police department,” says Koss.
“The people in the community weren’t happy with what was happening.
So, we had to do what we could to support the community.
So we just sort of started putting together these events.
We’re organizing these events, and it started a dialogue, a dialogue about the future.
We really started to feel that we needed to go out there and try to bring awareness to the cycling world.”
A community that has been fighting for a safe place for cycling since the 1980sA cycling culture in the Bay Area has evolved in the years since Trump’s election, but it hasn’t been without its share of controversy.
“One of the big issues that we have with the bike community, and especially the cyclists, is that it’s often overlooked, and sometimes not even acknowledged,” says Lissa Lantz, who founded the San Pablo Bicycle Coalition.
“So, we have a whole generation of women who have had to learn that this is an issue that is important, and that this doesn’t happen on the bike.”
The women’s cycling advocacy movement, like the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s and 80s, has been largely ignored in the past decade.
“That was a very different time, and this was something we didn’t see, and the people who were supporting us were often very, very conservative, and not really receptive to the idea of this progressive movement,” she says.
But with the election and the anti-“bicycle” bills, there was an awakening.
“We saw a lot more women come out of the woodwork to speak out,” says Shari McBride, an organizer with the San Mateo County Bicycle Coalition and a member of the Women’s Cycle Project.
“We’re now seeing a new generation of people who are willing to speak up for cycling, and they’re going back to school.
It really is a really powerful message to say, ‘