The local St. Louis-area women’s cycling network “WC2” announced on April 7 that it is keeping its WC2 acronym while broadening its borders with a name change. Always welcome to anyone who wants to ride with other women and non-binary cyclists, regardless of residency, the group has revised its previous name “West County Women Cyclists” (WC2 as shorthand) to “Women’s Cycling Community.”
WC2 was launched in 2015 specifically to enable West County-area women find others who enjoy recreational cycling and to build a welcoming cycling community. Today, it has over 90 women in its network, with skill levels and ride interests crossing a wide spectrum. Members represent the greater St. Louis area, including St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis City and St. Louis County and St. Clair County in Illinois.
In addition to scheduling group rides and other cycling-related opportunities that create social fabric and friendships, members promote activities that advance ride proficiency, protocol and safety, proper bike maintenance, and cycling self-sufficiency.
WC2 manages its membership and cycling-related events through a site on Meetup.com, and it offers a social network for discussions and various cycling-related postings on its Facebook group page. Members’ donations offset expenses.
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