A surprising thing happens when you carve out
some time in your schedule to travel by bike, even if you’re not an
expert — it’s a lot less complicated than it seems, and it’s likely to
be a lot more fun than you expect.
Recreational bicycling groups are popping up around the city. And if
you’re apprehensive about bike riding again as an adult — either for
safety reasons, lack of city riding experience, fear of cars or you just
don’t know where to go — roll up to an organized ride.
With a collective interest in
making people travel faster and farther with less effort, the public
praised, poked and prodded the two-wheeled (sometimes three- and
four-wheeled) machine at each level of its improvement.
Although it’s a small step, the
inexorable link between women’s rights and the use of the bicycle has
forged a trajectory toward female independence throughout history, and
seeing the cultural implications and results of female bicycle use in
Saudi Arabia will be incredibly interesting — and perhaps mimic how
bicycles affected the suffragist movement here at home.