Founded by Monica Garrison in 2013, Black Girls Do Bike is both an organization and a movement that encourages black women in cycling. Garrison was moved to start Black Girls Do Bike when she tried to get back into cycling as an adult and noticed that there were very few black women in cycling spaces.
“Black Girls Do Bike is an organisation created with the mission of growing and supporting a community of African American women who share a passion for cycling. We want to encourage ladies to cycle for ‘function, fitness freedom and fun’. We hope to be a resource for female cyclists around the world and a comfortable place to find support no matter where you are in your bike journey.
“There is something so very powerful that happens when a group of women ride together. The synergy is real. We encourage women of all shades to joins us and pay it forward by inviting other women in their lives along for a ride. Our hope is that these women find that cycling is a wonderful way to manage their mental and physical health.”
Black Girls Do Bike boasts 55 locations across the United States and 1 in Antigua. Garrison and her fellow cyclists will be converging in Atlanta, Georgia in June of this year, for the a three-day cycling event, culminating in the Atlanta Tour De Cure for Diabetes on June 11th.