Enjoy wine tastings at stops throughout downtown Columbia in celebration of the significant role the bicycle has played in women’s empowerment and independence.
When: Sunday, October 2nd from 3:00-5:30 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! You can order it in advance or we'll have limited quantities on the day of the event. The t-shirts are long-sleeved and a relaxed fit. They run true to size.
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 together and creates a space just for them — where they are welcomed and celebrated, and where riding a bike feels exciting and accessible.