We hope you’ll join us for the 2nd annual GETI Fest, in Memorial Peace Park, on Sat. Sept. 22 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.).
Presently, only about 25% of cyclists in North America are female. The “cycling infrastructure” that has been built here since mid last century or so has consisted of at the most some white lines and bike symbols on our roads, and it obviously hasn’t appealed very much to most women, who generally are not looking for the adrenaline rush that you feel when competing with cars for space on the road. Most women prefer a more peaceful experience, away from car traffic. In countries where cycling is perceived to be safer, such as in the Netherlands, the number of women who bike is much higher. In the Netherlands about 55% of cyclists are women. Many of them own a car, but choose to use their bikes, because it’s an enjoyable, convenient, fun and healthy way to get around.
More separated and safer infrastructure in our neck of the woods will give today’s Girl Guides and women of all ages the ability to make that choice as well.
HUB’s share in the activities at GETI Fest:
9:30 – 10:30 Cycle Recycle (free bike give-away) #1*
10:00 – 3:00 Artisan Fair / Action Groups / free bike parking / food
10:00 – 11:30 Bike decorating
11:00 – 12:00 Parade
12:30 – 1:30 Cycle Recycle #2*
12:00 – 2:00 Bike rodeo (we have only a few bikes available for those kids who don’t have their own bike with them)
*Cycle Recycle #1: tickets to be entered by 10:00. Draw between 10:00 and 10:30;
Cycle Recycle #2: tickets to be entered by 1:00. Draw between 1:00 and 1:30
Events like GETI Fest can only happen with the help of many volunteers. If you would like to help out, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).