Enjoy wine tastings at stops throughout downtown Columbia in celebration of the significant role the bicycle has played in women’s empowerment and independence.
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON SITE AT WALT'S TODAY
When: Sunday, October 8th from 3:30-6:00 pm
Where: Downtown Columbia
Do you want in on the fun but don't want to bike? No problem! The entire route is walkable as well!
Don't forget your sweet shirt, printed by One-to-One Print Shop! Thank you to Adrienne Luther for creating the design! You can order it in advance or we'll have limited quantities on the day of the event. These are unisex shirts and run true to size (size chart).
Vélo Vino Vici is a celebration of women on bikes.
Local Motion created Vélo Vino Vici in 2016 to draw attention to the history of the bicycle as a tool for women's liberation, and to encourage more women to ride bikes.
The bicycle's early popularity meant that women had access to their own form of transportation. They were able to leave the house and travel across town to run an errand, visit a friend, go to work, or simply get outside.
It changed what clothes were considered acceptable — shifting fashion trends towards more comfortable and practical dresses, skirts, and bloomers (rather than constrictive corsets or weighty petticoats). And, women even began to earn athletic recognition in competitive bicycling events.
The bicycle allowed women to discover new freedoms and roles in public life that wouldn't have been previously possible.
Vélo Vino Vici brings women and gender non-binary folks together and creates a space just for them — where they are welcomed and celebrated, and where riding a bike feels exciting and accessible.
WHEN: October 8, 2023
WHERE: Walt's Bike Shop, 1217 Rogers St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
TIME: 3:30 pm