Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Hi internets. This blog is going to be a spin off (of sorts) of Triathablog, a fitness project that ends today.

I hope to write about bike commuting, riding events in town and a bit of bike fashion. This blog is open to all urban riders, especially those female riders in Birmingham, AL. I hope to get a strong female riding community started here, as it seems to be a boys club (which I love!!). The boys have their site Brocycle, and this is ours. I was going to go with Hocycle to match their Brocycle, but thought Bike Skirt was better.

Why skirt?

From Websters Online:
Pronunciation: \ˈskərt\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse skyrta shirt, kirtle — more at shirt
Date: 14th century

1 a (1): a free-hanging part of an outer garment or undergarment extending from the waist down (2): a separate free-hanging outer garment or undergarment usually worn by women and girls covering some or all of the body from the waist down b: either of two usually leather flaps on a saddle covering the bars on which the stirrups are hung c: a cloth facing that hangs from the bottom edge or across the front of a piece of furniture d: the lower branches of a tree when near the ground
2 a: the rim, periphery, or environs of an area bplural : outlying parts (as of a town or city)
3: a part or attachment serving as a rim, border, or edging
4slang : a girl or woman
— skirt·ed adjective

I thought this pretty well covers everything this site is about. Girls, on the periphery...wearing skirts!

welcome. Anyone want to go for a ride?


  1. Sounds like fun. If only I wasn't a suburban girl sans bike....

  2. Awesome! I will def be checking back for updates. And if I can ever get well enough, I'd love to ride bikes with you some time.

  3. I'm from around BHM... HYT to be exact, but never bike commuted there. Now doing it in Omaha, Nebraska, longing for those mild Alabama winters.

    I don't cycle in a skirt, but I would if I were a lady, or a little more Scottish.

    Keep biking the good ride in 2009.

  4. Natalie-you can come over and borrow my bike anytime!
    Jen-let's ride together for sure. I hope you feel better. Not riding is the worst part of being sick.
    Scott-the winters are good, although getting to work sweaty in January is strange. Riding in a kilt is an interesting idea.

  5. Skirt - an excellent choice of word

  6. Hello!
    Is it OK for men to were skirt/kilt ?


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