The Untold History of Bicycles
August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RACISM, SEXISM, CLASSISM and ABLEISM in BIKE CULTURE
To more forward we must understand how we got here in the first place.
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Often considered the be the ultimate tool of liberation, the bicycle’s real history is deeply rooted in racism, sexism, classism and ableism.
Join us on Saturday, August 22nd from 10am- 12pm PDT for a history lesson and interactive panel discussion.
During this workshop as we uncover the history of bicycles that gets left untold and 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 VieCyclellc@gmail.com for more information.