What we're about
Welcome to Bicycle Touring Stockholm,
Bicycle touring is about cycling trips for pleasure and adventure! Here, we are predominately striving to create a women’s friendly leisure cycling group to discover Stockholm on two wheels, share favourite rides and have fun together on shorter or longer voyagers. The group is open to all!
In more words:
Bicycle touring is not sport cycling per se, but it is a great way to start your experience with cycling, improve your fitness or even cross-train. Hence, as long as you have a bike that can handle a little bit of up-hills (i.e. with gears) and gravel (i.e. not a road racer) you are more than welcome to join us.
We believe that greater Stockholm is a beautiful region to cycle in with many nature reserves and scenic sights. To discover them all, we cycle on bike lanes, quiet roads, and off-roads track stopping for a coffee and lunch breaks at the local cafes.
We strive to create an open-to-all women’s friendly cycling group with focus on leisure bike rides and forming healthy social connections. Yes to supporting and empowering each other. Yes to not-so-crazy-fit people that would like to start their cycling adventures but do not know how. No to racing and competitive spirits.
Vision, Mission, Values: Empowering women in Stockholm, one bike ride at the time. Organising women’s friendly leisure bike rides to encourage more to cycle, to explore Stockholm, to build healthy friendships. Believing in: openness & inclusion, comradeship & support, safety & well-being, fun & adventure
Few quotes to keep us going:
“You are only one bike ride away from a good mood” ~ Unknown
“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels” ~ Heinz Stucke
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride” ~ John F. Kennedy
“No Matter How Slow You Go, You’re Still Lapping Everyone on the Couch” ~ Unknown
“Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it” ~ Hallman
Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/bicycle.touring.stockholm/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/biters.stockholm) and Twitter: https://twitter.com/BiTerSthml
P.S. Interested in organising women-only or open-to-all bike rides under our Meetup? Please contact Olga.