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I not only cycle, but I also swim, and run and am an Ironman triathlete so anything that you say we don’t do, insert your stereotype here, I guess I’ve done.

Excuse my tone but I found your article interesting to say the least. I feel like one of those people who vote in every election but never get called by Gallup? It always kind of steams me when I see these articles that perpetuate the pathology that blacks do not exercise. They age old offensive declarations of the “poor black” person who can’t afford to do insert whatever the white oh so got it together person gets to do. When we well know that lack of physical activity has less to do with race and more to do with access but whatever. If you really want to get a sense of blacks and cycling you should reach out beyond your desk and talk to the thousands of black cyclists who belong to hundreds of black cycling groups all over the world. It might behoove you connect with many of the Major Taylor cycling clubs including the one I belong to called Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago.

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Wisdom from readers on African-American biking rates | PeopleForBikes

This is interesting - People For Bikes wrote an article claiming African-American people don’t ride bikes, and as you can imagine, have had some VERY strong responses. I see this all the time, if you look at any bike advocacy in the UK it’s invariably about white people (middle class, too, but that’s a different rant) cycling for “approved” reasons, ignoring huge swathes of the population.

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UCI BMX Supercross 2014 Papendal: GoPro Brooke Crain

What a way to watch a competition - Crain’s helmetcam al the way through the BMX Supercross World cup in Papendal

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"At 52 years old, Mitzi Silber raced her first road race. She is a self-described “normal” person, which we think is what makes her story so great. She shows strength, perseverance and a down-to-earth attitude that makes it clear that anyone can race a bike — and enjoy it! Thanks for the inspiration, Mitzi."

Women’s Cycling Interview: Masters Racer Mitzi Silber - USA Cycling

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UCI BMX Supercross 2014 Berlin: GoPro Brooke Crain (by bmxlivetv)

I do love helmetcam! Helmetcam BMX crash was a bit scary…. 

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Recap of Alison Powers’ Historic Wins at the 2014 USA Cycling Pro Road & TT Nationals (by USACyclingOrg)

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Highlights from the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Pro Time Trial National Championships (by USACyclingOrg)

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I interviewed my good friend Clara Beard all about our recent jobs running social media for different races - Clara running the twitter for the Tour of the Gila, and working for Tour Tracker at the Tour of California and the USA National Championships, and my job doing live updates and twitter for the Friends Life Women’s Tour.  Click through to my blog for the links, and more information!

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Glencoe Grand Prix (by USA CRITS Championship Series)

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The latest women’s cycling podcast from Dan and me - with a ton of links and videos to everything we talked about, in our blog post.  Dan describes it:

Podcast 2014 Episode 20 – Comedy Beards and Power Rants

Hi everyone, it’s America week on the podcast, which means we basically open like we’re going to talk about US Nationals then get sidetracked for 45 minutes and  so on. In the meantime we do talk about some very exciting firsts, like the first woman to win a road and mountainbike world cup in the same season and the first woman to concurrently hold criterium, time trial and road national championships. We also argue about beards and Sarah goes on a power rant about races that don’t have websites or results or information or anything and what she thinks the UCI needs to do in order to help improve the situation (Dan scores the rant 3.75 bullhorns out of 5). Also there’s some innuendo and swearing just to make sure all your podcasting boxes are ticked. Don’t forget to check all the links below and for the brave among you, we’ve included a poll on beards so vote early and often for the most comedic beard of the podcast. (1:05:34 MIN / 62.95 MB)

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Alison Powers- 2014 Pro Road National Champion (by USACyclingOrg)

Alison Powers talks after winning the 2014 USA National ITT and Road Championships

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My guide to following the women’s races at the USPro national cycling champs - ITTs on Saturday 24th may, and road races on Monday 26th May, where the women’s & men’s able-bodied races will be streamed live

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Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium: Pt. 1 - Manual for Speed

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"In 2013, Green was still on the Olympic Development Programme, but has stepped up to full-time commitment this year with the academy." - by britishcycling.org.uk

Photos from Day 1 of the BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, on British Cycling’s flickr - and women’s qualification results

"In 2013, Green was still on the Olympic Development Programme, but has stepped up to full-time commitment this year with the academy." - by britishcycling.org.uk

Photos from Day 1 of the BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, on British Cycling’s flickr - and women’s qualification results

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"Sophie Thornhill,left and Rachel James competes against Karissa Whitsell, second from right and Jennifer Triplett during day four of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships" - by britishcycling.org.uk

Photos from the final day of the 2014 Para-cycling Track World Championships on British Cycling’s flickr

"Sophie Thornhill,left and Rachel James competes against Karissa Whitsell, second from right and Jennifer Triplett during day four of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships" - by britishcycling.org.uk

Photos from the final day of the 2014 Para-cycling Track World Championships on British Cycling’s flickr