National group Black Girls Do Bike launches Flint Chapter with first ride

Published: May. 17, 2018 at 11:27 PM EDT
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(05/17/18) - Before the chill set in Thursday, it was the perfect evening for a nice bike ride through mid-Michigan.

The just formed Flint chapter of the national group "Black Girls Do Bike" met at the Berston Field House for their first group ride of the season.

The local founder is a bike enthusiast herself and says after learning about the group in Detroit she knew she had to launch her own in Genesee County.

Don't let the name fool you though, everyone is welcome... all ages, all skill level, all backgrounds.

The overall goal is to give women of color an outlet for their cycling passion and to include the community in that love for riding.

If you don't have a bike yet, no worries... the Flint chapter sets itself apart by having loaner bikes for people who want to give it a try.

The group will ride from May through September.

A big part of the effort also includes learning the rules of the road, making safety a priority.

You can learn more about the group by looking for the 'Related Link' posted with this article.