Skirts, Heels and Wheels: Ferndale cycling group thinks riding should be an everyday thing

Forget the Lycra, Spandex and jerseys. Bring your skirts, heels and other “normal” clothes to this new monthly Ferndale bicycling gathering for women.

Inspired by the CopenhagenCycleChic.com website, the new Metro Detroit event is organized by Melanie Piana, mayor pro tem in Ferndale.

“We need to educate people that cycling can be a very normal part of your life, and that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on clothing and gear to do it,” she says. “Cycling is a very normal, everyday activity and in Michigan and other places it’s something viewed as a fad or a hobby, not something you do as a very normal daily activity to get around and do daily things like going to the grocery store or pharmacy.”

The first event, May 17, was more of an information meeting. The next one, June 21, will be a five-mile ride. Meet at 7 p.m. at The Emory, 22700 Woodward Ave.

Find them on Facebook group to keep updated. To see more photos of Melanie Piana and participants of the Skirts, Heels and Wheels ride, check out Mode Shift's Flickr page.




Start your own version of Skirts, Heels and Wheels by making a group on Mode Shift: Move Together!

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