“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”
-Susan B. Anthony, 1896
People thought I was crazy when I started out on this journey as a young solo female because apparently the feminist movement is not quite as advanced as we would all like to believe. That being said, there are actually a whole lot of us out there today, pedaling across every continent on Earth while pioneering women’s rights by simply living our lives how we please. Though I personally have only met a few short term solo females (no world tourers), there is a wonderful website, Women on Wheels (started by Loretta Henderson – a well traveled solo female cyclist herself), where us solo female tourers have been able to see that we aren’t alone in our endeavors.
And click here for five interviews done by a very well toured solo cyclist!