This year at the Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Gear Femmes Rider Assist Marshals will be on the course to make sure you have the best ride possible—from answering questions and giving advice, to fixing flats and making basic repairs. Look out for them in gray Gear Femmes t-shirts and yellow Marshal vests (they’ll also be wielding these handy multitools).
Gear Femmes is Bike New York’s education initiative for women/trans/femme cyclists. Gear Femmes matches aspiring bike commuters with mentors who will literally show them the way—with techniques and route selection, making riding to work as fun as it is productive. Through bike education classes, specialized instruction, and community events, aspiring commuters develop their bike commuting skills with support from the Gear Femmes community. To learn more about Gear Femmes, go here.