MISSOULA, Montana, USA – The advent of the bicycle coincided with, and influenced, the rise of the women’s rights movement in the late 19th century. But, by some accounts, it could be argued that cycling was more gender-inclusive then than it is today. Dynamo Jenny, Adventure Cycling’s first-ever podcast, explores the dynamics of women, bikes and taking on public space in America through personal stories from the people who ride.
Podcast host Jessica Zephyrs introduces listeners to industry gurus like Nicole Formosa, professional creatives like Hilary Oliver and a handful of inspiring and hilarious women from all walks of life.
“With adventure being hard to come by at this particular time, connection and stories are the ways we have to get out of our own headspaces right now,” Zephyrs said. “So I’m particularly excited that I have the privilege of helping to convey some really lovely, and at times outrageous, personal accounts of bicycle travel.
“The podcast has everything from grizzly bear encounters, an overnighter at a monastery, and on-tour breakups to feminist bicycle history, bicycle clubs for people of color, and a woman who’s trying to find out if she’s the first Black woman to ride the TransAmerica Trail self-supported. These women’s stories hit on some of the most poignant aspects of traveling on a bike: vulnerability, self-doubt and joy.”
How accessible, here and now, is the freedom and independence that the bicycle first promised?
Learn more about the podcast, contributors and art on Adventure Cycling’s website, adventurecycling.org/podcast.
Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle. It is the premier bicycle travel organization in North America with more than 50,000 members. Adventure Cycling produces cycling routes and maps for North America, organizes more than 100 tours annually and publishes the best bicycle travel information anywhere, including Adventure Cyclist magazine. With more than 48,000 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike travel adventures. Contact the office at 800-755-BIKE (2453), email@example.com or visit adventurecycling.org.