The Los Angeles Times profiled a group of Latina bicyclists who aim to increase bicycle awareness to women who may feel apprehensive about the concept. Despite the explosion in cycling over the last several years, only one in five cyclists is female, according to the LA County Bike Coalition. Those familiar with this problem cite the lack of resources, the fear of injury and the absence of training as some of the factors women consider when deciding whether to bike it or not. Some of those concerns are justified, since almost half of all car crashes in Los Angeles are hit-and-runs, many of which involve bicyclists. The aforementioned group, known as the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade (yeah), seeks to empower women into using bicycles and keep the machismo that permeates through the male-dominant bike culture in check. Inviting the whole family, men and women, boys and girls, to the upcoming CicLAvia event on Sunday, October 6, would make for a good start. Of note, event organizers recently received a $500,000 grant to set up future events.