WE RIDE AS WOMEN AND WOMEN IDENTIFIED PEOPLE TO:

  1. Collectively show that we are in control of our bodies.

  2. Propel ourselves.  Because our mobility is a way to experience the freedom that comes with movement.

  3. Be in touch with our physical, mental and spiritual selves.

  4. Be an example to other women and girls that using a bike is both self-empowerment and fun.

  5. We ride knowing and acknowledging these principles.  

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WE RECOGNIZE:

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.