WOW: Women on Wheels

“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

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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.

Check it out!

And click here for five interviews done by a very well toured solo cyclist!

Solo Travel

“Don’t be afraid to walk alone. Don’t be afraid to like it.”

Traveling solo, whether male or female, is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. By traveling alone you are forced to meet and befriend more people, both travelers and locals, and you gain a sense of independence you will never have if you travel with someone else. People are much more willing to invite you into their homes, and you get to do what you want, when you want, something that makes solo travel very liberating.

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