Meet the Forum Speakers: Natalie Ramsland, Sweetpea Bicycles
Natalie Ramsland is part of a still-small tribe: women who build bicycles… for women.
Ramsland moved to Portland after college because of bikes. She wanted to ride her bike as her main form of transportation. For years, she worked as a bike messenger. Even after she went to graduate school in architecture, her desire to create circled back to cycling.
“I love design,” she says, “but I love bikes more.”
So following in the footsteps of women like Georgena Terry, Ramsland became a framebuilder. Her company, Sweetpea Bicycles, crafts beautiful rides — with names like Farmers Market and Little Black Dress — that are geared specifically for women.
In just a few weeks, Ramsland and Terry — who have never met in person — will share the stage at the National Women’s Bicycling Forum for a dynamic conversation about the history and trajectory of their important work.
Watch the video below to learn more about Ramsland and Sweetpea — and register for the Women’s Forum today!