Pin-Up Bike Ladies

A dispatch from the ever-awesome Chicago Women’s Health Center, an organization that provides gynecological, mental health, and other medical services to women in need in Chicago. I don’t love to ride my bike, but I’m all for supporting the strong and lovely lady cyclists of Chicago!

Thought You Knew (TyK) is back and at it again — this time, they have created two calendars, one of female cyclists, another of men. Photographers Michelle Nolan and Christopher Dilts teamed up to challenge gender stereotypes, capturing Chicagoans and their bikes in artistic black and white prints. The TyK Project originated as a way to demonstrate the many layers of feminine identity through an accessible medium. The TyK pinups prove that being sexy and being a bike geek are not mutually exclusive. For a new twist this year, producer Alexis Finch invited all types of cyclists — not just professionals — to pose with their wheels and force “people to realize that just because a woman is wearing a dress doesn’t mean she’s unable to fix a flat.”

Visit the TyK website and pre-order your 2010 TyK calendars now for only $15! All proceeds from the TyK Project go to CWHC.


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