The Untold History of Bicycles: Exploring Racism, Sexism, Classism and Ableism in Bike Culture
To more forward we must understand how we got here in the first place.
Often considered the be the ultimate tool of liberation, the bicycle's history is deeply rooted in racism, sexism, classism and ableism.
Join us on Saturday, August 22nd from 10am- 12pm PDT for a workshop about the Untold History of Bicycles.
We will uncover the history of bicycles that gets left untold. Hear stories from our amazing panelists about the work that they are doing. Q+A to follow.
A brief synopsis:
The first bicycles were only available to the most privileged people in society. As they became cheaper to produce, the bicycle became more widely available. However, many groups were banned from riding, racing and joining clubs. This lack representation of BIPOC and women riders in bike culture continues to dictate who sees them self as a potential cyclist. This coupled with the cost, road safety worries and cultural stigmas inform who has access to cycling.
For all the avid riders who want to make biking more accessible to everyone, please join us to learn about the past and how we can change the future.
We're brought together an amazing panel of community organizers, educators and bike experts to share their experiences and unearth the untold history of bicycles.
Please reach out to
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Have you already registered for the webinar?
Yes, I'll be there
Sorry, can't make it
I haven't yet...
How do you identify? (any identities that are important to you...gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, whatever!)
How old are you?
Do you ride bikes?
Yes, all the time! Like every day!
Yes, once a week or so
Yes but infrequently
No, but I want to!
What topics interest you most?
BIPOC stories of cycling
Our bodies on bikes
Our bodies on the streets
Advocacy and city planning
Cultural stigmas about cycling
Barriers to entry for potential bike riders
Gender and sexuality in bike culture
Accessible for people with disabilities
Do you have any specific questions for the panelists?
How did you hear about this event?
Love to Ride website
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