Red Bike Green: Building a Black bike culture

This is a very interesting article and video about the Red Bike Green project out of Oakland, California.

Their mission?

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.

Jenna Burton explains more about the group and what they’re accomplishing, which in many ways is similar to what the East Side Riders are doing in Detroit.

Yes, it’s great that Detroit has such great turnouts for Critical Mass and Tour de Troit, but it would be better if those crowds were larger still and more representative of the communities through which they ride.

Grassroots efforts such as Red Bike Green and the East Side Riders can help make that happen.

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