Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: How to ride a bike in a skirt

There are flowers and birds and bees and finally leaves on trees, which means it is primo bike riding weather!

If your a big fan of skirts, and also a big fan of bikes you may want to take into count these handy hints when your skirt encounters a breezy day while pedaling your bike.

1. The obvious: wear leggings or shorts. These can get really hot and take away some of the bare-legged breeze that benefits riding a bike in a skirt, but are a sure way to keep you modest.

2. Try a garter. You don't have to buy anything fancy, a knit headband (like they have at the dollar store) worn around your lower-mid thigh is great to attach a safety pin to. Simply remove the pin when you are off of your bike.

3. Angle your knees in towards each other a little bit. This gives the skirt less of a chance to throw modesty {and your dignity} to the wind.

4. Ride in lighter weight fabrics, I know that may seem counter-intuitive but heavier fabrics actually move up and down a lot more with your legs and catch wind better. Whereas, lighter fabrics ripple backwards instead of straight up.

5. Don't ride in anything shorter than knee length. Let's be ladies here.

6. If you are riding in a long skirt, you know that maxi you love, make sure your bike has a skirt guard to keep it from tangling up your skirt.

7. If you don't have a skirt frame or step through bike, try standing on a curb to get on your bike.

8. When cruising, extend one leg straight while keeping the other leg bent to minimize the amount of air being caught by your skirt.

9. Do some fancy tucking. There are many ways to tuck a skirt under your thighs that aren't obvious or awkward looking.


10. You can always hold the hem of your skirt with your non-steering hand.

Happy biking!


  1. I heart this post. :) I bike in a skirt all the time! I usually wear leggings for most of 'em, but the garter/pin idea is great too!

  2. hehe love this post!


  3. Replies
    1. tucking is generally my downfall, because I am also a clutz, or I'll stand up to go over big bumps (my bike is a beast) and it all goes for not. You'll have to share your tuck secrets with me!

  4. Thank you so much for this post! You are lovely ♥