At Veloine, we believe in the ability of cycling to empower and unite women around the world. Today, we want to introduce you to an inspiring FLINTA-friendly cycling community: The Bikery Berlin. Founded by three passionate female cyclists – Anja, Aga, and Jolanta – The Bikery is a place where women of all backgrounds and cycling abilities come together to share their love for bikes, coffee, cake, and each other. Aga is also racing for Team Standert.
Hear from the three founders about The Bikery Berlin’s journey, the power of community and their mission to create an inclusive and empowering future for female cycling.
By Anja, Aga, and Jolanta
We met through work and shared our passion for cycling right from the start. Each of us started our cycling journey at different times and in different cities, but we all faced a common struggle – finding a cycling group where we felt comfortable, confident, and free from intimidation. Many group rides were dominated by men, and the female experience in these settings was often overshadowed by anxiety and self-doubt.
With The Bikery, we wanted to change this narrative. We aimed to create a welcoming and supportive community where FLINTA riders (Female, Lesbian, Intersex, Trans, and Agender) could gain confidence, improve their skills, and enjoy the beauty of group rides without fear or judgment. Our mission was clear: empowering women to embrace cycling and build lasting friendships along the way.
From early morning rides to pizza dinners
The heart of The Bikery's community has been beating strong for over 2.5 years now, and it never misses a beat, even in the depths of winter. Every Wednesday morning at 7 am, we host beginner-friendly rides in Grunewald, covering approximately 40 kilometers. These rides are all about building confidence in group riding, refining cycling techniques, and developing strength on Berlin's hills, no matter how daunting. What truly sets these riders apart is their unwavering dedication. Even on the coldest, darkest winter mornings, they rise early, eager to join the ride before heading to work.
But The Bikery offers more than just morning rides. We organize after-work rides with pizza dinners, weekend excursions with coffee stops, and even early morning sessions to work on strength and stamina, riding in double paceline at high speeds. It's a diverse range of activities catering to all levels of cyclists within the FLINTA community.
Every year, we organize at least one challenging mixed-group long-distance ride. These rides, such as Berlin-Ostsee, Berlin-Leipzig, Hamburg-Berlin, and Berlin-Prague in a single day, push participants to exceed their limits and create unforgettable memories as a team.
What truly fuels The Bikery's mission is its ever-growing community. New faces join our rides regularly, and long-time members continue to grow and evolve. Some who once struggled to keep up with the group now tackle 300 km races, organize fast-paced rides, and embark on bike packing adventures. The progress and passion of the women who join us are both incredible and heartwarming.
On a mission – filled with love, confidence and support
At The Bikery Berlin, the goal is clear: to empower female cyclists, no matter their experience or background. We invite you to join our community, filled with love, passion, and unwavering support. Together, we can create a world where women feel confident and motivated to pursue their cycling dreams. Join The Bikery, and let's ride towards a more inclusive and empowering future for female cycling. It’s your chance to be part of a movement that's changing the face of women's cycling in Berlin and beyond. Together, we'll pedal towards a brighter, more empowering future for all FLINTA riders.
For more information, follow us on Instagram: The Bikery Berlin.