Black Cycling Orgs + Businesses

To celebrate Black History Month, we created a list of Black cycling organizations and businesses. Be sure to support, follow, and share this post during Black History Month and beyond.

This is not a comprehensive list by any means, so please add Black-owned cycling businesses and organizations that should be recognized in the comments.

ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS

Black Foxes
@the_blackfoxes
An international collective of Black cyclists. We control our own narratives.

Black Girls Do Bike
@blackgirlsdobike
A nonprofit organization growing and supporting a community of women who share a passion for cycling with 100+ Chapters.

Black History Bike Ride
@blackhistorybikeride
A group at the intersection of activism, cycling, and education based in Austin, Texas.

Getting It In Cyclists
@gii_cyclists
This is a group for all who enjoy cycling. Rides are coordinated for people who like to challenge themselves and improve their overall fitness.

GRIT USA
@grit.usa
Multi-sport development program that advances athletes to new limits, inspires communities, and enacts socio-cultural and economic change in Washington, D.C.

Kings Rule Together + Queens Rule Together
@krtcycling @qrtcycling
Founded in 2019, K.R.T Cycling Team is a global community of passionate, active cyclists of all ages, genders, and skill levels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

LA Bike Academy
@labikeacademy
A youth cycling team and bicycle education program, with a mission to empower, educate and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in youth between the ages of 8-18.

Major Taylor Cycling Club
A nonprofit and national cycling club dedicated to recognizing sportsmanship, promoting nonviolence and caring for those less fortunate in the legacy of Major Taylor.

MOBB Cycling Club ATL
@mobbatl
Founded in 2012, MOBB Cycling Club hosts rides, races and events to further expose the urban fixed-gear cycling culture to the South.

Northstar Cycling Club
@northstarcycling
Black, Brown, and Indigenous people cycling club – we ride to have fun and build community! All levels are welcome. Seattle, Washington area.

Peace Peloton
@peace_peloton
A group of cyclists who, through the mutual energy benefits of drafting, work together to aid each others’ success in Seattle, Washington.

Red, Bike and Green
@redbikegreen @redbikegreenatl @rbgoakland
A collective of Black urban cyclists improving the health, economy & local environment of African Americans by creating relevant & sustainable Black bike culture.

Ride for Black Lives
@rideforblacklives
A peaceful ride with a peaceful message of love and unity in Los Angeles, California. 

Ride for Racial Justice
@rideforracialjustice
A nonprofit organization and exists to ensure access to resources, education, and community for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) cyclists.

Ride for Racial Justice
BIKE SHOPS

Aztec Cycles
@azteccycles
In-store and mobile bicycle repair based in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Bicycle Whisperer
Bike repair and bike rentals in Venice Beach, California.

Clutch Bicycle Shop
@clutchbicycleshop 
Friendly neighborhood bike shop in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cosmic Cycles 
@cosmiccyclesoakland
A small space with lots of wheels in Oakland, California.

Dixon’s Bicycle Shop
@ny_dixon_bikeshop
A bicycle repair shop since 1966 in Brooklyn, New York.

Free Range Cycles
@freerangecycles
New bike sales, full-service repair, and supplies for commuters, wanderers, and adventurers of all kinds in Seattle, Washington.

Gearin Up Bicycles
@gearinupdc
A bike organization training the next generation of DMV (Washington, D.C. area) bike mechanics.

Ocean Cyclery
@oceancyclery
A locally owned bike shop in the Ingleside area of San Francisco, California.

Patapsco Bicycles
@patapscobike
A bike shop started in 2010 by a group of passionate cyclists who wanted to provide excellent service and sales to like-minded cyclists of all types and ages. Based in Mt. Airy, Maryland.

Rich City Rides
@richcityridesbikeshop @richcityrides 
A bike shop and nonprofit organization advocating for sustainable transportation, physical and mental health, and human-to-human connections through bikes in Richmond, California.

Roadrunner Bicycles
@roadrunnerbicycles
A family-owned bike shop committed to supporting the community that supports us since 2005 in Tucson, Arizona.

The Tricycle Cafe & Bikes
@thetricycleshop
An inclusive cafe and bike shop in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Towne Cycles
@ridetownecycles 
A community-based bike shop that specialized in custom builds for commuters in Oakland, California. 

The Tricycle Cafe & Bikes
BIKES & BAGS

Jubilee MFG
@jubileemfg
A one-woman operation creating handmade bike frames and components in Chicago, Illinois.

Memory Pilot
@memorypilot
Customizable fenders, race plates, shop signs, and socks.

The 1854 Cycling Company
@the1854cyclingco 
A premium bicycle brand that was founded to create living-wage jobs for the formerly incarcerated.

Allmansright
@allmans.right
An outdoor gear lab and ultralight bags company with the goal to inspire BIPOC and inner-city folks to connect with nature.

R.E.Load Bags
@reloadbags
Made local by dedicated craftspeople committed to making the best bags in the world.

R.E.Load Bags
APPAREL

BeYou4Life 
@beyou4lifeapparel
Founded in 2017, an apparel company for triathlon, cycling, and casual gear for during and after the race.

Clipt’n
@clipt_n 
Founded in 2021, a cycling apparel company built to bridge the gaps. Every culture. Every Class. Every Gender.

Cycling Out Loud
@cyclingoutloud
Cycling apparel company specializing in helping you look your best while cycling without compromising comfort or budget based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Varlo
@varlo_apparel
Innovative performance apparel for cycling and multi-sport.

Clipt’n
TOUR GUIDES

Bike and Brunch Tours
@bikeandbrunchtours
Leisurely bicycle tours highlighting culture and history in Historically Black neighborhoods and brunch in Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte N.C.

Civil Bikes
@civil_bikes
Historic biking and walking tours to share Atlanta’s communities, history, culture, and people.

GetUpNRide
@getupnride_nola
Weekly social ride and private tour rides in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Major Knox Adventures
@majorknoxadventures
Based in the Washington, D.C. area, an outdoor series that promotes radical joy of cycling and other outdoor activities while continuing to celebrate the legacies of Black outdoor enthusiasts who have paved the way for experiencing pleasure in the great “out-of-outdoors”. 

Major Knox Adventures
RAR Atlanta

Supporting RAR

Founded in 2017, Radical Adventure Riders (RAR) mission is to center gender inclusivity and racial equity in cycling and the outdoors. We do this by providing education, connection, resources, and support for the community and industry. We are also BIPOC, women, and non-binary led. Specifically, our five-person leadership team is Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and white.

We do this work out of passion, but passion cannot sustain our programming for lasting change. If you follow us, please support our work by buying RAR merch or donating directly on our website.  

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