Charlotte has posted about the Inter-Continental International Women's Day Ride that we are going to be doing on March 3rd. Come out and ride with us! If you have any questions or concerns, let us know and we'll fill you in.
There's another group activity that might be fun to participate in, on March 3rd. Gillian Klempner Willman has created a documentary film on Annie "Londonderry" Kpocvhosky. Let's participate in TEAM LONDONDERRY!
Annie Londonderry bet that she could ride her bike around the world in record time, despite learning how to ride a few days before departure, and having crazy stipulations on the race like, she had to start with $0 and raise $5k (in 1984 yearly income was about $1k) and complete the journey in 15 months. And she did so, on a fixed gear bicycle. For more on this boundary-smashing, cycling hero, read Margot's post on Annie, or"Chasing Annie" from Bicycling Magazine, 2005.
The film has been in production for several years, and is slated for a late spring early summer release. We will be screening the film, as soon as we get a copy!
The filmmaker, Gillian, asked us to help them with a photo project , and GR is keen to participate!
I'd love for women's bike groups from all of over to have Annie-related screening parties and use it as an opportunity to get together and celebrate women on bikes!
I’m creating a photo collage of cyclists from across the country holding up signs that say: “TEAMLONDONDERRY!” Among those participating are bike shops, clothing manufacturers, cycling clubs, and general cycling enthusiasts. Some people are also personalizing their signs with their own names or their organization’s name: i.e. “Grease Rag Ride & Wrench Supports TEAM LONDONDERRY!” In most cases, people are photographed on or near their bikes. The collage will appear on my website as well as in an upcoming trailer for my film. I’m hoping the collage will send the message to potential finishing funders and distributors that Annie’s story is exciting, relevant, and very inspirational to audiences today.
If you would like to participate, we'll be taking a photo on our Women's Day Ride, if you're not into being photographed, don't worry, it's not mandatory. For more info about the film, visit Gillian Klempner Willman's website at www.spokeswomanproductions.com, or like the documentary on Facebook.