Back again for 2021, Bike Ride for Black Lives & Ride For Racial Justice brought together over 100 folks from all over the FoCo area on Sunday, July 11th in solidarity for racial justice and the dismantling of systemic racism. The primary focus and mission of these rides is to continue our dialogue around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, breaking down barriers to entry in cycling for people of color. Bike Ride for Black Lives founder, Alisha Zellner, and Ride For Racial Justice co-founder, Marcus Robinson, each spoke on behalf of their respective organizations, offering words of healing and focus as we continue to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice.
Beginning and ending at Cottonwood Glen Park, this leisurely 10 mile, no drop ride through town is a symbol of the continued work we must do as a community to ensure that cycling is a safe and accessible option for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). We cannot be complacent and must continue the momentum for social change in cycling.
Congratulations to both Both Bike Ride for Black Lives and Ride for Racial Justice as they complete their first year in operation. We support you and your mission and look forward to next year’s ride!