Cycling in a big city can be dangerous, especially in a downtown core where bike lanes are not particularly common and the 'Bad Girls Bike Club' is a female-only group aimed at providing education and a safe space to confront those dangers. Women make up a disproportionately low number of cyclists in cities around the world. The Bad Girls Bike Club, which meets in Toronto, is hoping to correct that societally relevant statistical anomaly.
While the club helps to educate women on things like cycling safety and maintenance, it doubles as a safe space for women to speak earnestly with one another. According to Claire McFarlane, one of the group's founders, the Bad Girls Bike Club is a venue for women to "talk about who [they] are and who [they] want to be."