Zoey Mauck, a student in Landscape Architecture and Planning, has received a FOCUS Grant for her photography project, The 24 Percent, which documents female cyclists and promotes their engagement within the bicycling community. According to the League of American Bicyclists, women make up only 24 percent of all bike trips completed nationally. As a woman who is part of that statistic, Zoey recognizes it nearly every time she's with her bike, and is ready for a change. Documenting women who do choose to ride, through a series of portraits and brief interviews about their experiences while biking will expose the variety of backgrounds these women are coming from and the barriers they face. By shining a light on some of the issues women encounter while biking, society can gain a better understanding for how to break barriers to increase that 24%.
Zoe's presentation is on Wednesday, April 5th at 6pm in the Pioneer Room at the Memorial Union, and it is free and open to the public. If you aren't able to make it to the reception, the exhibition will be in the Pioneer Room from March 24-April 24.