Women en Bici Querétaro, Mexico
Mujeres en Bici Querétaro is an inclusive cycling group based in Querétaro, Mexico. Its mission is to promote the bicycle as a vehicle for women’s empowerment; besides underlining the important role of the bicycle in a physically active lifestyle, they mainly advocate for a responsible urban cycling practice. For over 6 years, numerous cyclists converge to be part of their “Saturday Afternoon Ride” through different themes, activities and destinations within the city. Their civic engagement is illustrated as follows: support for local commerce by visiting different local shops on every ride to improve the share of bike friendly business in the city; participation in cultural events and dedicated visits to museum and art galleries; basic instruction about bicycle mechanics, its proper use and traffic regulations to ride safely; celebration of International Women’s Day bringing together all the community in order to raise awareness about respect, values and security, while generating a bond of trust.