Women May Now Ride Bikes In Saudi Arabia, But Only In Parks And With Male Relatives | Talking Points Memo

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi newspaper says the kingdom’s religious police are now allowing women to ride motorbikes and bicycles but only in restricted, recreational areas.The Al-Yawm daily on Monday cited an unnamed official from the powerful religious police as saying women can ride bikes in parks and recreational areas but they have to be accompanied by a male relative and dressed in the full Islamic head-to-toe abaya.


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