In The Media

April 2014, Green Lanes Project, The Rise of Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S. – Featuring Allyson Criner Brown

April 10, 2014, Momentum Magaine – Featuring Veronica O. Davis 

Excerpt: Now, the bright orange shirts and the cycling kit bearing the swagger and style of the BWBDC logo are a common site in the Chocolate City. At the regional meeting of women cycling advocates, it’s not just Davis representing the group; there are more leaders from BWBDC than any other club. And the impact goes beyond the increased number and visibility of African-American females on the roads and in the advocacy realm “Black Women Bike now has two women on the DC Bicycle Advisory Council,” Davis said. “For me, it’s not just about riding a bike; it’s about black women getting their seat at the table where decisions are being made.”

January 17, 2014, Bicycle Times Magazine – Interview: Veronica O. Davis of Black Women Bike

Excerpt: At the Women’s Cycling Forum that was part of the National Bike Summit last March, many of us were introduced to a founder of a movement that is helping to fill a crucial gap in cycling: Veronica O. Davis of Black Women Bike. Davis and two friends started the group as a local organization in Washington, D.C., and are building the foundation to take it to the national level. Davis’ efforts are a natural outgrowth of her professional life in civil engineering, which she believes involves “using transportation as a tool to positively affect people’s lives.”

July/August 2013, Sierra Club, “Act on You Convictions” – Featuring Allyson Criner Brown

Excerpt: “People just lose their minds when they see a black woman on a bicycle. You should see the looks of shock. The message that’s out there is that it’s unusual to be a black woman biking in D.C., that biking’s not for us. That’s not true.

July 1, 2013, NPR, “All Things Considered” – How a Minority Biking Group Raises the Profile of Cycling

Excerpt: Flip open any cycling magazine and you might think only skinny, good-looking, white people ride bikes. But increasingly that doesn’t reflect the reality. Communities of color are embracing cycling. And as a fast-growing segment of the cycling population, they’re making themselves far more visible.

May 24, 2013, WHUR 96.3 FM – The Daily Drum

Featured guest: Allyson Criner Brown, Danielle Ricks, and Veronica O. Davis from Black Women Bike

March 11, 2013, WAMU – Our Region’s Growing Bike Culture

Featured guest with Shane Farthing (WABA) and Chris Eatough (Bike Arlington)

July 2012, WHUR 96.3 FM – The Daily Drum 

Featured guest: Najeema Washington, Nichole Noel, and Veronica O. Davis from Black Women Bike

May/June 2012, American Bicyclist, page 9 – Female cyclist are taking the lead in the bicycle movement

Excerpt: Davis, a local planner and engineer, was riding through a predominately African-American housing complex when she heard a shout: ‘Mommy, look at the black lady on a bike!’ a young girl exclaimed. For a moment Davis was taken aback. ‘The is an area with bike lanes, so I know there are bicyclists,’ she says. ‘But I had the realization that, I looked like her and she was very excited to see someone who looked like her riding a bike.'”

March/April 2012, Momentum Magazine – Top 5 Advocates of 2011

Excerpt: “Veronica David [sic], founder of Black Women Bike DC is changing the affluent-white-male sterotype by giving more women of color out on two wheels”

July 10, 2011, Washington Post – Black women take their place in D.C.’s bike lanes

Excerpt:“You know they’re out there,” McQuirter said, referring to black women cyclists. “But if you have a group of women who ride regularly, there’s something powerful about that. It’s a mantra in your head — ‘Yeah, black women bike.’ ”

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