Monday, June 21, 2010

Women Who Bike: Kay

BIKE NOPA & Bikes and The City have spun out a collaborative bike series, Women Who Bike. Each Monday and Wednesday, we will feature San Francisco women and their bicycles. Check both our blogs for the experiences, stories, and ideas that women who bike the city want to share with you.
Let us know your thoughts and leave comments for the featured riders!

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Women Who Bike: Kay
**All ©Photos for this post, property/taken by KayVee INC**

How would you characterize your bicycling style?
K. I'm pretty slow and steady, for a few reasons. One of those being my bicycle is one of those heavy ones, but I love it anyway :) The tortoise won against the hare right!

Something basic: how often do you bike and what for?
K. I bike every day, mostly to and from work, or to the BART station.

What could be done in SF to encourage more women, including teens and younger, to bike?
K. Maybe some sort of smashing advertisement where it shows the person in stages of being unhealthy through to being and looking fit, happy and glowing with health?

How many of your best dates/friendships started with biking?
K. None really started with biking, but I had a really good friend who I would go bike with along the river in Brisbane (Australia). I really miss those days.

Other little things:
- My favorite meal after a long ride (or in between) is:

K. Tuna salad.

- The best way to hydrate in between rides is:
K. I love sweet hot tea or just plain diet coke. The bubbles are very refreshing, though you cant beat ice cold water.

- A personal item I must have or bring while riding my bike
K. My camera. You never know what you may see on the way.

I am Flickr friends via the interwebs with KayVee. She has a fantastic keen eye for daily urban encounters around her surroundings that are exposed throughout her stream. To many more awesome pictures, discussions and interweb stuff – Ride on Kay.
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Gracias Kay!!

Don't forget to check out BIKE NOPA for more Women Who Bike profiles.
Women who bike: Take the Writing Women Back into Bicycling survey online by May 15th. More than 7300 women already have. Survey conducted by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). See survey here: link

If you or someone you know would like to participate email me at bikesandthecity +at+ gmail
For women in the NOPA area, contact Michael at BIKE NOPA

See previous Bikes & The City profiles here:
Women Who Bike Series


  1. Awesome pictures - I love those polaroids. Ride on, Kay! S.

  2. inspirational.

    i really should ride one of my two lonely bikes more often. as a boy (sorry) i have noticed more and more girls riding in the city. i'm happy to see more of them. girls on bikes are great.

    ride on.
    take the lane.
    and always stop for sofa free photo ops.

  3. Fun! Love the interview!
    xo Mary Jo

  4. awesome article it is very useful to me ad interesting also.
    nutrition advice

  5. What kind of bike is that Kay rides?

  6. thanks all for your comments, maybe Kay can drop in and answer that - im not sure what her bike is
    I love seeing all her snaps around the city :D

  7. ^_^ Thank you so much guys!

    My bicycle is the Manhattan Green.

    "With the Green it's not about speed, it's about a lifestyle."


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