Meet Ms. Lucy Aguirre from DC!
Lucy is a proud member of WABA and has been riding for 7 years!
Why do you ride?
Back in college, I competed in triathlons. But, now, after joining WABA and Women & Bicycles, I ride for the pure joy of it.
When did you begin riding?
I began riding in 2009, when I began competing in triathlons.
What made you join DCBR?
I believe that biking is underrepresented in DC. By closing the streets, I believe that DCBR is history in the making, demonstrating that biking is important, too.
Favorite biking memory?
I rode in a 24-hour bike ride from DC to New York City.
My friend works for a non-profit called Run Hope Work, which is a job training program that empowers young people to transform their own lives and the lives of others. Run Hope Work was interested in organizing a charity ride (Bike to Brooklyn) from DC to New York City and wanted know if it were possible.
This year, I am leading Bike to Brooklyn!
How would you like to see the cycling community grow in DC?
WABA has been great in promoting cycling throughout DC, and I would like to see WABA continue to grow. Specifically, I think every school in DC should have a “Learn to Ride” program.