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Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

She Rides Her Own Way invites women cyclists to join them for a happy hour designed to discuss women in the bike industry, improving bike culture and connecting with other women cyclists.
She Rides Her Own Way riders

She Rides Her Own Way riders /Courtesy of Johannah Jelks

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She Rides Like a Girl riders

She Rides Like a Girl riders /Courtesy of Johannah Jelks

Anel and Jennifer with their bikes

Anel and Jennifer with their bikes /Courtesy of Johannah Jelks

On Tuesday, April 14th, She Rides Her Own Way will be hosting a happy hour think tank session to discuss the future of women entering into the cycling industry and how to get involved in bike culture in West Michigan.  The event will be held on the Harmony Brewing Company deck.

This think tank session is for women who’ve considered starting a women’s group ride and connecting with other women in the West Michigan bike industry. It’s also for those who have ideas on how to improve Grand Rapids bike culture, or are interested in becoming a cycling entreprenuer.

The keynote presenter will be Jean Van Coevering, executive board member of Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition & Fitness Trainer.

Other guest facilitators and presenters include Jill Martindale of Skirts In The Dirt Mountain Bike Race, Lisa Butler of Grand Rapids Urban League & Women Bike Rides, Heather Van Dyke,  Business Owner of Harmony Brewing Company, and Diane Griffin, Ironman Tri-athlete and Griffin Properties.

Registration and networking will be from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., with the conversation beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This is a free event and open to the general public. The Facebook event page can be found here.

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