A few things: first, Boston Bike Party believes the lives of ALL Black and Brown people, including Black and Brown LGBTQ+ lives, matter. We do NOT stand for the racism, oppression, silencing, or murder of Black, Brown, or Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people and their voices. I want to be transparent and keep you updated with where we, the Organizers of Boston Bike Party, stand on this topic.
Second, I am working with Black Boston Bike Party community members and Organizers who have generously volunteered their time and labor to support us to organize a bike ride in solidarity with the fight against the oppression, police brutality, and murder of Black, Brown, and Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people.
Boston Bike Party’s mission is to foster an inclusive community of people to enjoy the pure fun of bicycling, and I will be taking steps to use my privilege as an Organizer of this community and as a Chinese-American to fight racism in Boston’s bicycling community that involves recruiting more diverse leadership into our organization and more robust policies in our online communities. I don’t know what that will look like exactly yet either, but I recognize that solidarity isn’t one-and-done, we have a lot of work to do, and going forward, as a 100% volunteer-run organization, we will need your help to fight racism and enforce a bicycling community for all people from all walks of life, because we ride stronger together as an inclusive community than we do apart.
Co-Founder and Organizer
Boston Bike Party