Virginia Bruce rides a bike.
Snipe: Virginia Bruce killed “two birds with one stone” when she learned to ride a bicycle between calls to the set of “Butch Minds the Baby” at Universal. While she was getting a healthful workout, at the same time she was conserving the rubber tires on her automobile, as all citizens have been asked to do in behalf of defense.
“Pardon My Sarong” will be Miss Bruce’s next, in which she will appear with Abbott and Costello.
I want to keep updating this blog with great pictures of women riding their bikes, but I need submissions. Tell your friends and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I really wish I had some context for this photo. Where is it from? What? Was it an ad or for real? Whatever the case, I really like it.
bikes, bikes, bikes.
i changed my gear ratio while i was at it.
in my underwear, nonetheless.
But Bike Ladies Unite, why are you posting a photo of a scantily-clad lady on your anti-objectification bike blog?
Well, concerned reader, that is a great question! This photo differs in important ways from the nude photos that many of us are fed up with. The woman is actively engaged in and focused on the task at hand, one that demonstrates her competence at a learned skill. Although she’s not wearing many clothes, the composition emphasizes her interaction with the wheel, not her body. And unlike riding a bicycle, it’s perfectly practical to change a tube in your underwear, so the realism of the image does not draw attention to her dress.
BUT ENOUGH WITH THE BORING FEMINIST COMMENTARY! Let’s just all agree that being good at working on bikes is super awesome and moderately sexy.
Next Thursday, the House Transportation Committee will vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill that eliminates crucial funds for biking and walking. Representatives on the Transportation Committee are key positions to save dedicated funding for biking and walking.
If your representative is on the Transportation Committee, you are in a unique position to ask your elected official to preserve dedicated funding for biking and walking. Checkthis list to see if your representative is a Transportation Committee member. If so, please take a moment to contact them and let them know they are putting thousands of Americans, as well as our environment, at risk. If your representative is not, please contact them anyway and remind them that bicycle infrastructure is key to improving America’s transportation, particularly in the current economic climate. You can also call the Committee offices directly and voice your concern at (202) 225-9446.
America Bikes is working to introduce an amendment that will preserve funding for biking and walking. During Thursday’s vote, Representatives on the Transportation Committee will have the opportunity to pass this amendment to save biking and walking. We need to send a message to Congress that biking and walking deserve a share of transportation funding.
This is SO important. Safe Routes to School is a fantastic program- how can we expect to raise the next generation of women cyclists without it!? If you are in the US, please call your representatives.
My chum gave me this , comes from the old Clarion clubs. More to come on them on the main site soon.
Ellaline Terriss (née (Mary) Ellaline Lewin), Lady Hicks (1871-1971), Actress; wife of Sir (Edward) Seymour George Hicks; daughter of William Terriss. Photographed by Bassano
from the National Portrait Gallery
Fuck yeah, Kat! Here she is biking on a frozen Powderhorn Lake in Minneapolis in winter 2010. Kat is one of the organizers of the fantastic Grease Rag, an open-shop repair night for Women, Trans, and Femme cyclists that happens five times a month at a variety of locations in Minneapolis.