April 9-10 in Atlanta for the Red Bike And Green Bikerversary!
On April 9th and 10th I'll be in Atlanta celebrating the Bikerversary for the Atlanta chapter of Red, Bike, and Green! I'm thrilled to be able to come celebrate with a community that is pushing for getting more people of color on bikes. It is an honor to come lead a few rides and meet with bike folks in my birth state! I'm most excited to have convinced my grandma to join me on a tandem! Yes i'm smiling a mile wide as I type this! Me and my grandma on a tandem is sure to be a highlight of my life! Add that to being surrounded on bikes ridden by people of color? I can not wait!
If you're in town, please come out and help me support this movement. It's a family affair, so I'm encourage you to bring "yo momma and yo cousin too". Or your momma's momma, that works as well! Saturday Morning from Gordon White Park, we meet up at 10:30 and roll out at 12. While the Saturday group ride is open only to self identifying black folks, There will be an after party at city of ink that is open to the masses. I also invite you to come join me on Sunday for a ride leaving from Aztec Cycles in Stone Mountain! Hope to see you there!
Here's a little about Red Bike and Green, Just so you know what they're all about:
Founded in the fall of 2007 by Jenna Burton, Red, Bike and Green (RBG) started as a small group of Black urban cyclists in Oakland, Ca. After notifying a few friends of her dream to create a Black cyclists group, Jenna Burton soon drafted the 3 Point Plan; giving this cycling group a deep social purpose. After several rides for over a year, Jenna and the group felt it was imperative to outreach and organize and make the prospects of RBG a reality. RBG officially launched in early 2010.
In 2011 an original Oakland RBG member relocated to Chicago, IL and launched the RBG-Chicago chapter.
In 2012 two bike enthusiasts in Atlanta proposed starting a RBG-Atlanta. The time was right and RBG-Atlanta hosted its inaugural ride in April 2012.
Red, Bike and Green is a community-building collective of Black urban cyclists seeking to improve the physical and mental health, economy and local environment of African Americans by creating a relevant and sustainable Black bike culture.
RBG-Atlanta stands as a resource intentionally working to expand and mobilize an inclusive, intergenerational, and diverse Black bike community. RBG Atlanta takes ownership of transforming the physical and mental wellness, economic sustainability and environmental wellness of its own communities.
RBG has done a ton of work in making People of color and Black folks in particular more visible in the mainstreambiking community. Reframing the conversation to be inclusive of the least thought about riders.