At this year's National Bike Summit, we decided to take the pulse of bicyclists as to why they think women riders are growing so fast in number and also get some suggestions as to ways to grow them. In addition to the summit, for he first time ever there was a National Women's Bicycling Forum ahead of the NBS 2013, which was attended by 300 women (and men).

What follows is a montage of the people we spoke to (sorry to the many left on the cutting room floor) set to cycling scenes in a dozen cities throughout the U.S.

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