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To Black Women

Date August 18, 2022
I wrote this piece to create a space to talk about Black hair and biking. The topic may seem arbitrary to some who do not understand the history and legacy of Black hair. But know that our hair is our crown, who we are, and how we show up.  WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY JASMINE BROOKSFEATURED IN GET RAD BE RADICAL ISSUE 02 Jasmine she/her ยท current hairstyle: natural curls, no heat Avid road cyclist, long-distance and…

Black Freedom & Fresh Air

Date June 28, 2022
I’m Dia, a Black, queer femme who loves freedom and fresh air. Bikepacking and heritage touring are among my favorite ways to experience the outdoors. I also experience significant barriers to adventuring as radically and as often as I want to. By sharing my experience from two past tours with Black Freedom Outfitters (BFO), I hope to encourage Black queer and trans folks who want to try adventure cycling.  WRITTEN BY DIA HODNETTFEATURED IN GET RAD BE…

To Know The Land Is To Love The Land

Date June 22, 2022
To know the land is to love the land. To love the land is to care for the land. To care for the land is to live wisely with the land. To live wisely with the land is to learn from the land. To know the land is to love the land.  WRITTEN BY GUARINA LOPEZFEATURED IN GET RAD BE RADICAL ISSUE 02 We all do it. When we find something we love, we learn about it, we dig into it,…

Fat Bikers

Date August 10, 2021
At the WTF BX Summit in 2019, I co-facilitated a session called, “Fat Bikers: Creating Space for Body Size Inclusivity in Adventure Cycling.” Forty-five people from across the country participated in a dialogue about bodies and bikes and shared their experiences about bike culture, clothing, and equipment. As a result of everything I learned from the workshop, and my own experience as a fat cyclist – I summarized some ways we can work to create…

Submit Pitch for Get Rad Be Radical

Date August 3, 2021
RAR is seeking content pitches for issue 02 of the Get Rad Be Radical publication! This year’s theme is Making Space & Stepping Back. The issue will highlight BlPOC voices creating space for trans, women, intersex, and gender non-conforming folks in the cycling and outdoors community. We will center topics around community building and organizing, prioritizing self and collective care, and cultivating education and knowledge-sharing in the bike adventure community. PITCHES ARE CLOSED *By Tuesday,…