Black_Lives_Matter

We have a duty to speak out against racial injustice and to call for attention and action. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Many of us are seeing racism through a new lens and it is driving us to commit to change and action.

We have a responsibility to advocate for, respect, and help elevate people who are underrepresented.

Our country is fractured by systemic racism and social injustice that has been ingrained in so many parts of our society and for so long. We will not and cannot sit on the sidelines and ignore those who are in need—that’s part of the problem.

We’ve had countless opportunities to do a better job of listening, to be better allies, to be more inclusive, and to help break down the barriers that keep cycling an almost exclusively white activity. We regret that it’s taken yet another tragedy for us to speak out and directly acknowledge this disparity and its myriad effects.

The real work is ahead of us. We know we haven’t served or represented all of you. We will do better.

Black lives matter.

Helpful Resources

DONATE:

Bond, Legal and Medical Support for Sha’Teina El Grady
https://www.gofundme.com/f/bond-for-shateina-el-grady/donate

The Innocence Project
https://www.innocenceproject.org/

Detroit Justice Center
https://www.detroitjustice.org/donate

National Bailout
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020

GET INVOLVED:

We The People of Detroit
https://www.wethepeopleofdetroit.com/get-involved

GET SMART:

Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by Adonia Lugo
https://books.google.com/books/about/Bicycle_Race.html?id=twjLtAEACAAJ

Bikequity: Money, Class, and Bicycling by Elly Blue
https://www.google.com/books/edition/Bikequity/jBo_swEACAAJ

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy by Elly Blue
https://www.google.com/books/edition/Bikenomics/JBB4CAAAQBAJ

Bike Lanes are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning by Melody L. Hoffmann
https://www.google.com/books/edition/Bike_Lanes_are_White_Lanes/7WMzDAAAQBAJ

Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development by John G. Stehlin
https://www.google.com/books/edition/Cyclescapes_of_the_Unequal_City/SSSyDwAAQBAJ

Scholarly Articles for Anti-Racism and Cycling
https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=anti-racism+and+cycling&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

JOIN:

Bike Equity Network
bike-equity-network@googlegroups.com

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