Communities of Color Cycling

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by Byron on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Today on All Things Consider, NPR discussed communities of color that are embracing cycling.

Flip open any cycling magazine and you might think only skinny, good-looking, white people ride bikes. But increasingly that doesn’t reflect the reality. Communities of color are embracing cycling. And as a fast-growing segment of the cycling population, they’re making themselves far more visible.

I noticed the trend here too in the Seattle area with Major Taylor, Tamaraw, and other groups of cyclist seen out riding. When asked, these communities reply, “That’s what we’re working on. More people like us riding bikes.” And great to hear.

Also see what Outdoor Afro is doing and the black experience by bike from Red, Black, Green.


What’ll help too is a more diverse staff at bike companies and less skinny white people.

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