My name: Hyedie Hashimoto
My city: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What I love about riding: I’ve been riding for 6 years in Toronto but it wasn’t until my boyfriend built a fixie for me, 2 years ago, that I started to truly enjoy the freedom and joy that cycling brought to me. Thanks to bikes, I’ve started a Cupcake Ride in Toronto where we start and end a ride through the city eating cupcakes! I had seen other cupcake rides being posted in other cycling blogs and wanted to do something similar that would also encourage more girls to ride bikes in the city. I even got some press about my monthly ride: http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/818524–cake-loving-cyclist-starts-a-cupcake-tour-of-toronto
Over the course of 9 rides this year, I have met so many amazing women – from veteran urban riders to novice cyclists, the Cupcake Ride doesn’t discriminate the type of girls that it attracts. The Cupcake Ride is on hiatus for the winter, but I can’t wait to start it up again in the spring next year and hang out with seasoned Cupcake Riders and also meet more amazing ladies.