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Pedaling through the Pandemic

Pedaling through the Pandemic

    A front page article in Saturday's Nov 7 Sunpaper explains how a Black Baltimore Group organized by Shaka Pitts has resulted in more minorities riding bikes as a way of socializing, and improving their physical and mental health.  The group provides instruction on safety, repairs, and helps people earn money to purchase a bike.  According to Shaka, "THERE ARE SOCIOECONOMIC AND RACIAL DIVIDES WHERE IT FEELS AS IF BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT ACCEPTED TO CERTAIN AREAS UNLESS THEY ARE ON A BIKE.  A BIKE ALMOST REPRESENTS CIVILITY'.

    Well said.  Especially these days we need civility and acceptance between races and cultures.  More minorities biking benefits everyone.. 

     While the group prefers trails to roads, they have ridden the B & A to Annspolis the Gwynns Falls Trail, Jones Falls Trail (and a few streets) to Lake Roland, and the NCR to York.  Like many cycling clubs, when the pandemic hit they suspended rides. They resumed group rides in late May, but limited the size to 10 riders.



Edited by: Jeffrey Marks - Nov-07-20 10:41 pm

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