The Cycling Industry Pledge

cycling industry pledge236 Companies and counting have signed onto the Cycling Industry Pledge

From the WTF Site:

As leaders in the cycling industry, we are responsible for making our workplaces, communities, and world genuinely inclusive. The Cycling Industry Pledge (CIP) holds companies accountable to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cycling community and includes the WTF Guiding Principles for any individual to take.

 

CIP was inspired by the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge created by Teresa Baker.

Read the full pledge and commitment at the WTF Explorers site. (WTF is shorthand for Womxn, Trans, Femme.) Thank you for taking a lead for cycling.

The pledge outlines the goals and principles needed to make cycling more accessible and inclusive.  It is not just about being able to get a bike, but about roads and infrastructure and industry hiring practices and cycling teams and racing…..

It is exciting to see the commitment of the cycling industry across the country to work towards diversity and inclusion in cycling, 236 and counting is a great start, but it is just that, a start! And of course there is work to do by each of us.

If your organization is committed to diversity and inclusion in the cycling industry, check out the pledge and join the other 236 bike industry leaders in their commitment.

What are the ways we can support the pledge as cyclists and individuals?

  • Invite your local cycling companies to sign the pledge
  • Support the organizations that have already signed on
  • Invite friends to cycle with us
  • Support the pledge
  • Support diverse cycling programs and groups
  • Work to get more people on bikes
  • Advocate for cycling infrastructure in all communities
  • Get out and ride — because a ride is the best place to come up with new ideas and insights.
  • Stand as an ally
  • Advocate for cycling programs in schools across the country

We can all play a part in working to make cycling accessible to everyone and continue to increase cycling across communities and the country. The cycling industry pledge and its principles is a step in that process.

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