I ride…

I ride…   My bicycle is my car.  I ride for transportation. I ride to get places. I don’t race.  I don’t ally cat or kitten. I don’t century or week long bike camp. I don’t ride trails.  I don’t ride on roads without cars.  I can’t afford to ride for fun. I ride to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Gwen Jorgensen donates bike to help paratriathlon club via Star Tribune

First posted on - http://www.startribune.com/gwen-jorgensen-donates-bike-to-help-paratriathlon-club/391438401/ Gwen Jorgensen donates bike to help paratriathlon club By Patrick Kennedy August 26, 2016 — 3:26pm St. Paul’s Gwen Jorgensen, who won triathlon gold at the Rio Olympics, is auctioning off the bike she used during training to support the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club in Chicago. Jorgensen, a two-time world champion... 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 →

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