Minneapolis Women Rock

Photo by Joe Reinemann

This story is slightly older, but I figured that if we missed it here, maybe you did too. According to a report in the Star Tribune, by percentage, more women in the city of Minneapolis cycle than pretty much the rest of the country.  How much more?  Well, a lot actually.

In Minneapolis between 31 and 45 percent of all bicyclists are women, compared with the national average of 26 percent. The question seems to be why.  Cycling advocates have often noted that cycling is a bit of a boys club, even when it comes to simply commuting.

Some of the explanations that are offered?

Lack of time and money.

So what makes Minneapolis an outlier with this?  Are women here richer with more time on their hands?

What do you think readers?  Why are Minneapolis women more likely to ride, (even through pregnancy)?

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3 Responses to Minneapolis Women Rock

  1. richfieldkid1 says:

    they’re just cooler than the rest

  2. lowrah says:

    Two words: Grease Rag

    ;]

  3. Petunia says:

    Wait a second, doesn’t commuting help those issues? You don’t need a fancy rig to get around. Bicycle commuting for me= less money on car/ bus/ gym membership + less time getting exercise outside of the commute. Maybe we’re just better educated on cycling here.

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