(1) You'll need a BGDB "Shero", in other words, a lady or ladies that would take the lead during rides and events. A BGDB Shero steps forward to be the positive, encouraging and inclusive voice and leads the way. She's got to be in love with cycling and have a strong desire to share her passion for cycling with others. Share your ideas, ask for feedback and be open to new ideas. Cycling experience and the ability to change a flat tire or LCI certification is a plus. Cycling Newbie? Not a problem as long as what you lack in knowledge you make up for in enthusiasm, knowing your limits but always striving to learn and improve.
(2) RIDE: Organize at least one (no drop, "no woman left behind") BGDB ride p/month or group participation in local rides/events (weather permitting). Rides can be on trails, streets or tracks. Get a feel for the ladies you are riding with and determine frequency, distance and location of the rides.
Just ride! It's that simple.
Are you passionate about introducing the joy of cycling to all women, but especially, women and girls of color?
Great!! We are too!!
(3) ENGAGE: Black Girls Do Bike runs on inspiration. Maintain your BGDB Chapter Facebook group or blog to provide upcoming ride information and post pictures from each ride. Actively engage on the page to answer questions and document rides, workshops, events etc.