Just Getting Started?
Let Marley Blonsky walk you through picking out and fitting a bike. In her words, she is a Seattle based bike-adventurer. Self-identifying as a fat woman, who believes that bikes can be a tool for community building, empowerment, education and fun. She’s an advocate for people of all sizes, genders, races, ages, income levels and abilities to be included and welcomed in the bike community.
Know your way around a bike?
If you already ride and are looking for resources and groups, Marley Blonsky has a summary page from a presentation she did at a WTF Bike Explorer (now Radical Adventure Riders) summit that is a general starter guide to what’s available. She also has a crowdsourced spreadsheet with more information.
Looking for size-inclusive brands and suppliers?
Marley Blonsky wrote an excellent bike and equipment buyer’s guide just for you.
Interested in reading stories about people like yourself who bike?
Kailey Kornhauser, in her words, is a self identified fat cyclist and likes to ride her bike slowly across long distances. When she isn’t riding her bike to the cinnamon roll shop or grinding some local gravel, Kailey is a forestry PhD student at Oregon State University. Through writing about her cycling adventures, Kailey hopes to create more size inclusive spaces for cyclists. She wrote a great piece on remembering that you’re biking for yourself and another on remembering your body isn’t something that needs to be fixed.
Stacy Ann Smith is a New England-based cyclist who strives to stay upright on her bike. She is the founder of Sascy Cycling, and her mission is to encourage women to love their body and focus on what it can do, not what it looks like. She talks about her experiences about loving her oversized body while cycling.
Bob Seible fulfilled his search for “a perfect bike for a ‘morbidly’ overweight old man with macular degeneration … and some COPD for good measure” by building his own bike.
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