As a chapter co-founded by women from Mexican and Chicanx, Salvadorean, Colombian, Filipinx, Dominican, Puerto Rican backgrounds with intersections of queer, questioning, femme, cis-gender identities, we are here for two things: to decolonize and vibe.
To us, decolonizing is co-creating, uplifting, and deepening the current labor of love that radical cycling communities are already doing to create bike spaces that speak directly to communities of color and centering the experience of BIPOC cyclists while also honoring the land we ride on. Vibing is creating a space for healing, individual and community growth, building confidence and community, while planting seeds for future generations.
We were introduced to one another through connections we had from cycling and healing community spaces we have participated in together such as Root to Bloom, Cycle Healers, and Bicis del Pueblo in San Francisco. Some of us are meeting for the very first time after finding one another through Bay Area Bike Folx, a community that has made it possible for FTWN-B cyclists to find one another throughout the Bay Area.
Through these connections, we seek to uplift the importance of environmental, transportation, and decolonial justice by investing our gifts, passion, and commitment to our communities into this chapter.
Natalia (they/them) is a Mexican-American daughter of immigrants. Currently residing in San Jose, the ancestral lands of the Tamyen tribe. Always keeping it real, unafraid to stand up for her beliefs and for other people on and off the bike. Typically unafraid to push herself to learn and always looking for people to join her in trying new things.
Christy (she/her) is a Filipinx-Salvadorean residing in the unceded ancestral lands of the Lisjan Ohlone people, commonly known as Oakland, CA. Her values are rooted in environmental sustainability and social justice, thinking in systems, and her radical lived experiences as a brown woman on a bike. Christy has led city-riding tutorials, bike maintenance pop-ups, and loves connecting to the land and its people.
Eleven RAR Chapters will advocate, support, and uplift BIPOC and FTWN-B cyclists in their local communities! Find a RAR Chapter in your area and learn more about each group.
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