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May 24 2015


Above: Arlene Ducao with the MindRider helmet system she co-created with Ilias Koen (image by Ben Tudhope).

From March to May — Women's History Month through Bike Month — Transportation Alternatives spotlights the entrepreneurs, athletes, activists and moms who are helping realize the bike's revolutionary power and growing the ranks of women on bikes, two wheels at a time.

For the sixth and final installment of the Women BikeNYC series, T.A. spoke with tech innovator and advocate Arlene Ducao, chief at DuKode/DuKorp where she "examine(s) the relationship between the natural landscape, our built environments, and ourselves," and inventor of MindRider, a bike helmet system which maps wearers' states of mind as they ride. Arlene researches and teaches at NYU, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, and MIT, and holds degrees from MIT, the School of Visual Arts and University of Maryland.

Read BikeNYC's interview with Arlene and follow in her path as she takes over T.A.’s Instagram feed for the next week.

Women BikeNYC, Pedal Profile

This Week's Best Bike Events

Memorial Day Weekend Ride Guide
May 22, 2015

Summer is (unofficially) here! Make your way to a beachside BBQ, or if that's too traditional, join InTandem on an all-night ride to NYC's best donut spots!

Con Edison's Margaret Jolly leads the Bike to Work Challenge.

Profiles in Pedaling

Con Edison's Margaret Jolly Leads the Bike to Work Challenge
May 22, 2015

T.A. spoke with Margaret Jolly, Director of R & D at Con Ed and Bike to Work Challenge captain, for highlights from four decades of NYC bike commuting.

Memorial Sloan Kettering's Bike to Work Challenge 2015 team.

Profiles in Pedaling

Memorial Sloan Kettering Employees Take the Bike to Work Challenge
May 21, 2015

T.A. spoke with Lindsey Clark, Shane Dunne and Christine Mullane of Memorial Sloan Kettering, leaders of their Bike to Work Challenge team.

NYC Parks' Sean Quealy Leads the Bike to Work Challenge.

Profiles in Pedaling

NYC Parks and Rec's Sean Quealy Leads the Bike to Work 'Team to Beat'
May 19, 2015

T.A. spoke with Sean Quealy, assistant counsel at NYC Parks and captain of their Bike to Work Challenge team, for his take on the benefits of bike commuting.


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