Red, Bike and Green - Oakland established in 2008, is a community-building collective of Black urban cyclists seeking to improve the physical & mental health, economy, and local environment of the Black community by creating a relevant and sustainable Black bike culture.
Black/Africans in America have the highest prevalence rates for many chronic diseases, largely due to lack of healthy foods and exercise. Biking is an intergenerational form of recreation where we can improve physical health as well as improve our mental health by enjoying the company of our people.
(1) As Black/Africans we experience many economic hardships. Riding bicycles instead of driving cars saves us valuable money that we can use towards our present realities and bright futures.
(2) Red, Bike and Green promotes the patronage of Black business. Advertising and partnering with Black businesses on our rides is our strategy to support and praise the important services that sustain our community.
BIKE EAST BAY
The East Bay is a leader for innovative and accessible bikeways and streets that meet the needs of all users. Bicycling is a mainstream, comfortable and safe choice for people of all cultures, ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Bicycles are well integrated into the transportation system and are a key part of our thriving communities.
RICH CITY RIDES
Rich City Rides is a non profit organization based in Richmond, California. Their dedicated staff and volunteers come together to help create a healthier city. Their programs focus on creating opportunities to improve health and economics by promoting cycling as a social, sustainable and green mode of transportation.
THE SCRAPER BIKE TEAM
The Scraper Bike Team empowers urban youth living in underserved communities through self-expression and creativity. We encourage youth entrepreneurship and promote healthy, sustainable living for all. The Scraper Bike Team will use each work of bicycle art to impact social justice and global change.