“Blue is a boy colour! Pink is a girl colour!” We are not able to understand why colours need an assigned gender. The idea of “girl things” and “boy things” make no sense to us. Cycling is for eveyone. A bicycle is for everyone.
These messages of what girls and boys should be doing are everywhere. When our culture is so wired to think that gender dictates behavior, it’s hard to remember that gender truly has no bearing on who we are.
Of course, there are personal tastes. But believe us: many men think of pink as a colour for girls. And even though they like pink, they refuse to ride a pink bike. And this is sad because it means we still have much to improve as a society. And as cyclists.