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All cyclists are awesome! During Women’s History Month we’d like to highlight some of the women’s bike clubs and women-owned bike shops, along with Bike Fed leaders, who are part of our “present” that will be recognized in the future as having made a contribution to the continuum of our collective history. 

Bike Clubs for Women Cyclists

  • Black Girls Do Bike, Milwaukee and Washington County
  • Cadence, Milwaukee*
  • Fearless Ladies of Cycling, Neenah
  • Girls on Gravel, Stevens Point
  • Madison Women’s Cycling Club, Madison
  • Pedal Revolution, Milwaukee
  • TriBabesWI, Waukesha
  • Valley Girls, Altoona*
  • Wisconsin Women Cycling, Cedarburg*

Women-Owned and/or Co-Owned Bike Shops that Help Everyone Enjoy a Great Ride

  • Wheel & Sprocket, 9 locations*
  • Smith’s Bike Shop, La Crosse*
  • Appleton Bike Shop, Appleton*
  • Avant Cycle Cafe, La Grange and Lake Geneva*
  • Bay City Cycles, Ashland*
  • BicycleWise & Sport Fitness, Whitewater
  • Chain Reaction Cyclery, Appleton
  • Coontail Adventures, Arbor Vitae
  • Extreme Ski & Bike, Thiensville
  • Hostel Shoppe, Stevens Point
  • Playtri, Middleton
  • Recyclist Bicycle Co., Kaukana
  • River Trail Cycles, Onalaska

*Wisconsin Bike Fed organizational members

Wisconsin Bike Fed Leadership

The Bike Fed has an inspired Executive Director and an engaged Board of Directors to govern the organization’s mission benefitting Wisconsin cyclists. We are grateful for the contributions of all, with special recognition during Women’s History Month for the following: 

  • Executive Director: Kirsten Finn, Milwaukee
  • Board Chair: Amelia Kegel, Milwaukee
  • Sarah Drillias, Milwaukee
  • Margot Higgins, La Crosse
  • Linsey Kriete, Wauwatosa
  • Randi Pueschner, La Crosse
  • Melissa Putzer, West Bend

Bike Fed Staff

  • Michelle Bachaus, Community Engagemente and Cycling Without age Manager
  • Barb Blick, Safe Routes Instructor
  • Caitlin Hussey, Madison Education and Engagement Programs Manager
  • Grace Labinski, Office Manager and Bookkeeper
  • Angie Livermore, Safe Routes Instructor
  • Laura Mandella, Membership and Communications Manager
  • Marybeth McGinnis, MilWALKee Walks Program Manager
  • Leilani Robertson-Hoyt, Membership Specialist
  • Natalie Schad, Education and Engagement Assistant

Bonus read: Wisconsin Public Radio’s “How the Bicycle Empowered Women.”

Feature photo courtesy of Girls on Gravel, Stevens Point.

We imagine that there are more organizations led by or focused on women doing amazing things in the cycling community. We’d love to hear from you!

To get in touch with our Community Engagement Manager, please choose the “Support Us” tab and select the organizational membership page that is a match for you (Advocacy/Nonprofit, Bike Shop, or Business) then complete the Inquiry Form provided at the bottom.