Across all social media platforms, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) cycling athletes are protesting police brutality, institutionalized racism, and the discrimination they experience in their daily lives. Online messaging intensified following the tragic killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. These athletes are fighting for necessary changes in American policing policies and procedures and advocating for an end to racial discrimination, once and for all.
We are posting some of their messages here with the hope that we can all learn from the experiences and insight they have shared. If you know of other BIPOC bike athletes who are speaking out about racism, please share with us and we will add their stories to this article.
Editor’s note: Comments have been disabled for this post to encourage readers to listen, rather than speak, in light of these powerful stories. Also note that some of these videos and posts feature adult language.
Alex T, @alextoussaint25
Ayesha Rosena, @ayesuppose
Brooklyn Bell, @badgal_brooky
Dave Kurian, @dave.kurian
Eliot Jackson, @eliotjackson
Kurtis from Roll Bicycles, @auto.velo
Nehemiah Brown, @_nehemiah_brown
Leo J Clark, @leoj_clark
Rachel Olzer, @rachel.olzer
Reggie Miller, @reggiemillertnt
Again, If you know of other BIPOC cycling athletes who are speaking out about racism, please share with us and we will add their stories to this piece.