In the perfect world, everyone would be out biking the streets of Buffalo. After all, it’s a great way to get healthy, it’s a form of green transportation, and the sightseeing isn’t too shabby either. Plus, you don’t have to worry about parking. Seeing that the cycling season is upon us, one would think that everyone would be getting their bikes tuned up for the season.
Believing that cycling is something that should be accessible to all people, one woman by the name of Justice Hill has set out to make cycling more approachable for women of color. “I will be holding my first workshop for women of color and all others who support the initiative to normalize biking amongst women of color. Stacy, the shop manager at GObike, will be instructing the workshop by showing those present how to fix a flat tire on a bike,” wrote Justice Hill in this Facebook event post.
Today is the first day of spring, although it might not exactly feel springlike outside. Regardless, it won’t be long before things heat up and (more) cyclists hit the streets. That means that it’s time for everyone to get down to the basics, which includes knowing how to fix a flat. The Colored Girls Bike Too: Fix That Flat Work Shop is set to take place on Sunday, March 25, from 6pm to 9pm, at GObike Buffalo – 98 Colvin Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14216.
The workshop aims to:
To encourage a cost efficient lifestyleTo encourage transportation alternativesTo Empower and support Women of Color (WOC)Educate WOC on bike literacyTo increase WOC cyclist representationTo normalize biking among WOCTo encourage alternative forms of exerciseTo detach stigma from biking in general
Cycling gives people the power to get from place to place effortlessly. No one should feel excluded or even hesitant to join in on this longstanding fun and fitness empowerment movement.
Buffalo, New York