My name is Briana Turnbull and I am a female cyclist and a fashion designer. When I started cycling a few years ago I was determined to try not to wear the uninspiring cycling clothes I seemed to see everywhere. For a time I wore street clothes but I always found it difficult to move my body very quickly or efficiently. My street clothes weren’t comfortable for biking and they weren’t durable enough either.
After a little while I gave in and now I generally wear a combination of cycling specific clothes and other athletic attire when I commute. I usually bring a set of street clothes to change into that are appropriate for whatever event I commuted to, but this packing and changing routine is a time consuming hassle. It got me thinking about all of the things that I want to see offered in women’s bike clothing, especially commuter wear. Immediately I began to wonder what other women thought.
I am now a senior in college working on both my capstone honors project and my senior fashion line. I decided that for my fashion line I wanted to create women’s commuter bike wear. I didn’t want to create the collection for just myself though so I decided to focus my senior honors project on researching and analyzing the trends in women’s cycling.
I have created a survey about women’s biking habits and bike wear preferences so that I can focus in on my target market and hear what they have to say. If you are a female cyclist interested in seeing more clothing options I would love to have your input. Just follow the link below to take the online survey. Thank you in advance and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Take the survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/85rjVrmk5L6jHYpu1
Photo credit Adam Coppola photography.