Self-sufficiency in the shop and on the road: Christina, blogger of City Girl Rides, can take you through the basic bike maintenance she thinks you should know—we wholeheartedly agree! In her words, she is Xicana and a descendant of the Kuwaiisu Tribe of Tejon in Southern California. She says CGR is here to promote diversity in cycling/outdoor spaces where people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse identities have historically been underrepresented. The blog aims to promote sustainable transit and recreation on bikes and promote equity and access to cycling and the outdoors for all, that includes being body positive and celebrating people of all skill levels and abilities.
Changing a flat on the roadside for the first time is never fun, especially if you have to look up a how-to while you’re there. Let Ayesha McGowan, a professional cyclist and advocate for better representation for POC in the bike industry, teach you in the comfort of your home.
Work smarter not harder! Charlotte Fagan at Greaserag (whose slogan is content “for us by us”) reminds us that you should use leverage to your advantage.
Not sure what to carry? Edurkee from Grease Rag gives a quick summary what they like to carry on a bike ride for potential fixes. Their simplified list is a great place to start if you don’t want to sort through pages and pages of advice.