WE RIDE AS WOMEN AND WOMEN IDENTIFIED PEOPLE TO:
Collectively show that we are in control of our bodies.
Propel ourselves. Because our mobility is a way to experience the freedom that comes with movement.
Be in touch with our physical, mental and spiritual selves.
Be an example to other women and girls that using a bike is both self-empowerment and fun.
We ride knowing and acknowledging these principles.
1. Organizing around the principle of sisterhood among women, does not fully comprehend gender as a system of vulnerability.
2. Women’s (and women identified) gender/bodies are differentially experienced with regard to race, sexuality, and class.
3. Gender is based on the settler/native and master/slave relationships.
4. Patriarchy is a system of power that places women (and women identified) on a spectrum which has the power to enact premature death or extend life.
WE AFFIRM THAT:
1. To stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable as a result of one’s gender; trans women, women in poverty, women in prison, sexually exploited girls/women, indigenous women, Black women, means acknowledging our experiences with domestic and state violence.
2. When we ride...we are on indigenous land.