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!


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Bob P.


Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert3 years ago

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

Edo R.
Edo R3 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G3 years ago

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

Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth B3 years ago

verry creative or you could wear culottes

Michael O.
Michael O3 years ago

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

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

sheila casey
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Lisa Zilli
Lisa Zilli3 years ago

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

Barbara DeFratis
Barbara DeFratis3 years ago

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