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The Therapy We Didn't Know We Needed: Black Cycling Groups Across The U.S.
Once the pandemic hit, we saw people all over the country figuring out ways to keep their physical and mental health in tact. It seemed that everyone decided, at once, that biking was the answer–and stores all over couldn’t keep them on the shelves.
As gyms continued to stay closed, cycling groups increased their presence on roads all over. But, what was even more visible were the Black biking groups that began hitting the streets together.
These groups serve to not only keep riders in shape, but many groups gather to fellowship and simply release the stresses caused by the social issues of today.
If you have been looking for a group to join, we found a few across the country.
1. Black Girls Do Bike
With chapters all over, the Black woman created group is all about supporting women who love and have a passion for cycling.
2. Baltimore Bikers
From family rides to all black rides, this Baltimore cycling club gets it in. They even do long rides from the Annapolis Harbor to Baltimore Harbor.
3. Bank City Bike Club
This Charlotte, NC group is all about having fun. They enjoy night rides while lighting up the city.
4. Good Co. Bike Club
Based in Brooklyn, this cycling club celebrates all aspects of the culture. From Bike fetes celebrating the Caribbean to Mamba rides honoring the legacy of Kobe Bryant.
5. Grizz City Bike Club
Memphis, Tennessee is where you will find this cycling group hitting the streets. Check the IG page to find out about upcoming rides.
6. K.R.T. Cycling
The motto of this Philly group is “there is strength in numbers.” Group rides happen every Tuesday/Wednesday at 5:20pm and Sunday 8:30am.
7. We Ride D.C.
As the name suggests, this group is based in the Washington, D.C. area. They are known to host some lit midnight rides, so check them out if you’re in the. area.
8. Streets Calling Bike Club
This Chicago bike Club not only gets the miles in, they also weave in the culture. Rides happen often, just reach out to one of the group’s founders for more info.
9. Urban Cycling Group
As you can see, this group is deep. Based in Richmond, Virginia they meet up almost every weekend and always incorporate the BLM movement.
10. Biker Baes NC
This group is based in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. It’s made up of a group of sista-friends who are simply looking to push each other on the trails.
If you know of some other groups, let us know.