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The Simple Secret to Biking in a Skirt

Ever throw on a skirt and wish you could bike in it? After all, skirts are way, way comfier and less confining than pants. But with the breezes caressing your face and hair, odds are your skirt will catch a lift as well, meaning — eek — a parachute of unintended exposure.

Penny In Yo Pants from Johanna Holtan on Vimeo.

So how can you avoid this while biking in your favorite liberating skirt? Put a Penny in Yo’ Skirt. All in takes is a penny or similar object, a rubber band, and a skirt! With the penny at the back of the skirt, push it forward, through your legs, so that it is wrapped with both the front and back fabrics of the skirt. Twist the fabric around it to make a sort of button, and wrap the rubber band to secure. It’s that easy! Now, go enjoy an entirely new world of skirt freedom without fear of public indecency! Or, watch the awesome “Penny in Yo’ Skirt” video above.

Do you have any tricks for making your casual attire more bike-friendly? Share in the comments below!

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Jordyn Cormier

Jordyn is a choreographer, freelance writer, and an avid outdoors woman. Having received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the Boston Conservatory, she is passionate about maintaining a healthy body, mind, and soul through food and fitness. A lover of adventure, Jordyn can often be found hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and making herself at home in the backcountry! Check out what else Jordyn has been up to at


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1:58PM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

Thank you :)

7:51AM PDT on Aug 2, 2014


12:34PM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

I've never even had an urge to wear a skirt in the first place, a Kilt, however...

1:40PM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

8:36AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Thanks, I never felt the need to ride a bike in a skirt ...

9:26PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

verry creative or you could wear culottes

7:38PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

"Ever throw on a skirt and wish you could bike in it?"

I can honestly say that I never have...:-0

5:59PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

What ever happened to scooter skirts or gauchos or cullates or even a longer skirt?

1:23PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

I've never ridden a bike in a skirt or dress...

1:20PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

I hear that Carla V. After all, is that not what shorts are for?

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