About Women on a Roll
The objective of the Women on a Roll Program is to create a community of women who are trained and skilled at growing the confidence and skills of others. Although open to all women who ride bicycles it is hoped that after completing the program the individual will become a bicycle ambassador to their personal community. When you can fix a flat all the neighbors come around.
The graduates will represent WOAR, Wheelhouse, and related organizations as leaders and experts in bicycle maintenance, repair, safety and training.
Research shows that to make the most rapid cultural changes the women are the foundation. If the women buy in and begin to make the change, families follow quickly. Thus engaging women in bicycle safety and use grows cycling within the community.
Being confident with the maintenance of and safe use of a bicycle also provides women with an alternative transportation option. Most of the Tri Cities can be navigated by bicycle and the course teaches how to find the best routes. Adding a bike as transportation can open opportunities for jobs and interests for those with limited incomes.
The results of this program show that becoming skilled at something of interest can increase confidence in the participant. Creating independence and self worth through the successes in the program.
Confident bicycling women with options can change lives.