Pride 2021 spotlight: RIDE
An organization creating a cycling community where people can simply be themselves.
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Throughout the month of June, we’re highlighting organizations and initiatives that advocate for greater outdoor access among the LGBTQ+ community. Today’s feature is RIDE, a newly formed group for LGBTQ+ cyclists.
Founded by trans athlete and longtime cycling industry pro Molly Cameron, Riders Inspiring Diversity and Equality (RIDE) is a newly formed organization that aims to become a leading resource for the cycling industry to build a more inclusive culture for the LGBTQ+ community.
In addition to Cameron, RIDE’s team includes lawyer and DEI expert Christine Kalkschmid, professor and ethics expert Dr. Cara Gillis, and organizer/policy expert Vivian Satterfield. Drawing from their collective expertise, RIDE will interface with the outdoor sports industry to break down barriers for LGBTQ+ athletes through education, training, assessments, and the development and implementation of strategic action plans.
Right now, RIDE is seeking funds to get the organization up and running for long-term success.