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Ride with Joyce at Women of the World (WOW) Festival 2017

T Cavallaro and Sons Footscray

The Women of the World (WOW) Festival is coming to Melbourne for the first time on Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March. Footscray Community Arts Centre will come alive for the three-day festival celebrating women and exploring the remaining challenges to gender equality. With over 80 speakers, and 90 events happening in three days, the Melbourne festival is a not-to-be-missed celebration and a timely call to action.

Joyce Watts from CycleStyle will be leading FREE Pushy Women bike rides on Saturday 25 March! Discover diverse businesses run by Westie Women creators, makers and doers. The morning ride is especially for mums and bubs in a bike seat. Book now.

Check out the full program of conversations, music, film and performance, including free events and kid-friendly events. Here are some of the highlights:

Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March:

WOW Café – FREE curated program featuring festival highlights such as conversations, short talks and performances. You’ll also find the WOW Marketplace there with stalls by local designers, artists and makers, including CycleStyle.

 

Thursday 23 March – Friday 24 March:

Fluidity – FREE walk with local artist Chantal Wynter who will guide you to contemplate what is cherished in our society and what is discarded, and to examine how Footscray’s unique environs reflect these thoughts.

 

Saturday 25 March:

WOW kids – FREE workshops and games with 100 Story Building, The Stella Prize, Robogals, Women’s Circus and hula hoopers!

WOW Make Noise concert – FREE gig on the lush lawns of FCAC after the WOW Kids’ program. Featuring Sampa the Great, Mojo Juju, Electric Fields, The Black Sistaz, Sugar Fed Leopards, MzRizk and Thando. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and the atmosphere!

 

Buon Appetito by Bike #2 with The Squeaky Wheel – Westie Women Food Rides in May

Ovest West Footscray

A very wet day didn’t deter a group of intrepid women joining us for another Westie Women food ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

The second edition of ‘Boun appetito by bike’ visited some slightly different venues to the previous ride as we celebrated everything Italian in the inner west with tour guide Joyce Watts of CycleStyle and MEL: HOT OR NOT.

First stop was Ovest for warming hot chocolates and potato doughnuts with chocolate mousse. Ovest were even kind enough to open up especially for us as they don’t usually trade during Saturday lunch times.

Ovest West Footscray

Second stop was Fox in the Corn for plates of steaming hot pasta. They even have bikes hung up as wall decoration so it’s the perfect stop for a bike tour!

Fox in the Corn Footscray

Last stop was T Cavallaro and Sons for an Italian (or technically Sicilian) sweet. Always a crowd favourite, their cannoli are the best in Melbourne.

T Cavallaro and Sons Footscray

The June rides are now open for bookings! If you’re a woman who lives, works or plays in Melbourne’s inner west join me for a 1.5 hour cycling tour of the best food in the area for only $15 (including tour and tastings).

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative. 

Buon Appetito by Bike with The Squeaky Wheel – Westie Women Food Rides in May

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The sun was shining yet again for our latest Westie Women food ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

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‘Boun appetito by bike’ celebrated everything Italian in the inner west with tour guide Joyce Watts of CycleStyle and MEL: HOT OR NOT.

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In the 1950s Footscray was a centre for Italian migrants. Sixty years later eleven female cyclists joined Joyce to experience how Italian cuisine has been reinterpreted for modern Australians with a three course meal by bike.

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First stop Ovest for charcuterie, cheese and breads.

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Second stop Honeycomb Hideout for pizza and a group photo!

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Last stop dessert at Slice Girls West.

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Look out for booking information for the June rides soon!

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative.