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


Bond, Legal and Medical Support for Sha’Teina El Grady

The Innocence Project

Detroit Justice Center

National Bailout


We The People of Detroit


Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by Adonia Lugo

Bikequity: Money, Class, and Bicycling by Elly Blue

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy by Elly Blue

Bike Lanes are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning by Melody L. Hoffmann

Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development by John G. Stehlin

Scholarly Articles for Anti-Racism and Cycling


Bike Equity Network


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