Is Biking an Exclusively White Activity?
"Statistics suggest that biking is not as popular with African Americans as it with whites. A report released this spring called 'Bicycling Renaissance in North America?' found that cycling has grown significantly in the past decade. However, most of the growth is among middle- and upper-income white men," Vanessa Williams reports.
In the article, Williams profiles an African-American bicycle activist Veronica Davis. Ms. Davis is the co-founder of Black Women Bike DC, an organization that coalesces and advocates biking as a means of transportation among blacks. The group also clamors for the construction of bike infrastructure in black neighborhoods.
"Black Women Bike has attracted women with varied interests and skill levels - from triathletes, to women who are returning after years away from cycling, to women who don't even own bikes yet."