We Ride Too – Black History is Now!

We Ride Too – Black History in the Making (every month)   Influential Black Bicycle Professionals, Pioneers, Advocates and Riders     Major Taylor One of, if not the, most famous Black cyclist, Major Taylor broke color barriers while still burdened by racism.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Taylor     Kitty Knox Around the same time as Major Taylor... Continue Reading →

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From NOLA to AfricaTown, a Black Bike Enthusiast’s Dream Trek – via Colorlines

Original Post - http://www.colorlines.com/content/nola-africatown-black-bike-enthusiasts-dream-trek Skip to main content Published by From NOLA to AfricaTown, a Black Bike Enthusiast's Dream Trek To celebrate the self-determination of the Black South, women-owned adventure company Black Freedom Outfitters led a three-day journey from New Orleans to AfricaTown, Alabama. Ride along. I'm Paris Hatcher, a Black queer feminist organizer, strategist—and bike magician. I co-created... Continue Reading →

The Red Bicycle

The Red Bicycle   Written by Jude Isabella Illustrated by Simone Shin Series: CitizenKid   In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he... Continue Reading →

Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex – via Yes! magazine

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/why-bicycle-justice-isnt-a-white-guy-in-spandex-20160810  photo credit - Chinaka Hodge, http://chinakahodge.com/thickwitness/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/JennaSiaira.jpg Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits. Elly Blue posted Aug 10, 2016 Jenna Burton moved to Oakland, California, in 2007. She was tired of the cost... Continue Reading →

Team Rwanda’s Only Female Rider

  Team Rwanda’s Only Female Rider: I find freedom on the bike and prejudice off it The story of an inspirational rider, and the team that hopes to free more women by bike Emily Conrad-Pickles 10th February 2016 Team Africa Rising is growing from strength to strength, despite its difficult environment. Yet still they have... Continue Reading →

As Cycling Gains Traction in Africa, When Do Women Get to Ride?

https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/08/08/as-cycling-gains-traction-in-africa-when-do-women-get-to-ride/ August 8, 2015 As Cycling Gains Traction in Africa, When Do Women Get to Ride? Riders from Eritrea Broke Barriers at the 2015 Tour de France. Will they pave the way for women cyclists? Salem Solomon Through sheer grit and determination, Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus became the first black Africans to compete... Continue Reading →

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