Velo-City By Frocks On Bikes

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About Velo-City

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Look around on the street - more and more women are on bikes everyday, looking stylish.  Cycling is becoming normalised - yep, in NZ!  Frocks On Bikes is catalysing a revolution. And the world wants to know about it: we’ve been asked to present at a prestigious international conference - VeloCity 2013!

We're sending Christina to Vienna to represent NZ and Frocks at Velo-City 2013. Please help us raise the funds to get her on her bike!

What the flock?

Frocks On Bikes has been asked to present a lecture to Velo-City 2013 about normalising cycling in NZ - a country that’s a uniquely tough gig for everyday, urban cycling.  Frocks’ presentation listing is:

“Frocks on Bikes is making cycling in cities mainstream, especially for women, by empowering them to cycle in their every day clothes to enjoy every day activities, [dissolving] the sport-centric perception of cycling in New Zealand.”  

Check us out at: http://frocksonbikes.wordpress.com/velo-city-2013/

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Frocks on Bikes is a New Zealand cycling phenomena that sprung up in 2008 in Wellington. It has since spread to over 13 towns and cities throughout the country and in Australia. Frocks is first and foremost, but not exclusively, about women.  It supports women to get out on their bikes, in their everyday clothes – even a frock – to live their everyday lives; be it a trip to work, a party, cafe or the shop. Frocks does this by holding fun social events, cycle skills training, and sharing ideas and inspiration.

Over the past 5 years there has been clear growth in cycling numbers (in Wellington alone numbers have doubled since 2006). Anecdotal evidence suggests that there are more and more women, (and more people riding in everyday clothes,) doing everyday things, on European style or retro bikes. We’d like to think that Frocks on BIkes has been a major contributor!

Updates

    Only hours to go...

    09:07PM Sun 12/05/13 on Velo-City

    ... and the donations are rolling in!

    We've been overwhelmed by everyone's generosity... not only have we almost reached our target (we've got our fingers crossed for a few big donations to come through this afternoon), but we've been given all sorts of things, from support writing funding applications/presentations, to things sell or give as rewards and things for Christina to take on tour. 


    Frocks is feeling very loved right now!

    But we do still need to reach our goal, so if you know anyone you haven't hit up yet, please send them the link. It closes in just under 10 hours!

    Big frockilicious hugs and thanks for all your support!

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