Bicycle Tours are an integral part of our program.
We choose to facilitate bicycle tours for communities of color because we intimately understand the vast benefits of bicycle touring and acknowledge the inequitable access many low-income people of color have had to this activity.
Bicycle touring is a multi-layered experience – from physical, mental and emotional growth to exposure to various communities and cultures, bike touring helps foster a connection with the open road and the joy of living life simply. We consider bicycle touring one means to nurture spiritual development.
We have intentional bicycle tours that include spiritual practice daily, along with workshops that develop health and healing. Our spiritual practice is based on the ideals of gratitude, intentional well-being, and connection to our ancestors and our earth. We do not follow any dogmas; we simply seek within ourselves and trusted elders for guidance on how to best incorporate spiritual development. All of our bicycle tours have an element of this spiritual development, whether we as a collective intentionally make it a point to integrate or simply due to the meditative practice of one petal at a time and the open road.
Loving Accountability Tour – Spring Season
The Loving Accountability Tour is for Queer/Trans/Womyn of Color between the ages of 18-24.
The tour is geared toward first time tourers. Besides the various pre-trainings on learning how to bicycle tour, participants gain knowledge from various workshops on the theme of Loving Accountability. The aim of these workshops is to help each of the participants become aware of the ways that they can reflect and work on accountability to themselves and their communities and how to help others be accountable using the premise of love.
If you’d like to participate in the next Loving Accountability Tour, please click here for deadline information, registration information and more.
GratitudeTour – Fall Season
This tour is designed for youth, ages 10-18, who have participated in our past summer programs. The youth will borrow our bikes and our equipment to make this journey. This is made possible in collaboration with the Mountain Conservancy and various other organizations.
For more information on the Gratitude Tour, please click here.
Bicis Breaking Borders – QTPOC Bike Tour
Bicis Breaking Borders is an international bike tour for queer, trans people of color (QT*POC) The purpose is for QT*POC here in the states to bridge and build solidarity with Baja Mexico’s LGBTQ communities. The first Bicis Breaking Borders tour is currently in the planning states and is set to get rolling in January. Please check back for registration information, deadlines and other updates or email Rio at email@example.com.