Yes, yelling at female cyclists is sexist. Is infrastructure sexist too?
While it isn’t universal that women have experienced the extent of jerk male bike rider behavior (aka sexism) described in this article, most (really, most-the data shows it) women who love to ride bikes are afraid. They’re not necessarily afraid of being yelled at or run off the road. They just don’t feel safe. Only the bravest and toughest female bike riders attempt to ride on the roads in NJ due to lack of, or non-existent infrastructure for bicycling. That leaves almost exclusively men on the road. This creates a culture of bike riding as a non-female-friendly activity, preventing women from riding their bikes.