GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1.
Trust Intent, Acknowledge Impact:
We have to trust each other to work together, but we may hurt each other along the way. Listen when you have harmed.

2.
Respect Indigenous Stewardship of Land:
We ride on stolen land. Learn who’s land you are on.

3.
Practice Consent:
Ask for consent before touching people or their bikes, when giving advice, and taking photos

4.
Honor Language an Individual Chooses for Themselves:
No policing of identities.

5.
Don’t Assume, Let People Share, Or Ask When Appropriate:
Do not make assumptions about gender, race, ability, skill level, or knowledge.

6.
Avoid Harmful Language:
Avoid ableist, ageist, racist and gendered language. As a group, we are bikexplorers, WTF’s, and FTW’s; individuals in this space may identify otherwise.

7.
Do Not Shame:
We come here from a wide variety of experience levels, financial access, and opportunities. No call outs.

8.
Work Towards Collective Understanding:
No body or mind can be left behind – only moving together can we accomplish what we require.

9.
Recognize Wholeness:
People have inherent worth outside of productivity. As a result, we acknowledge the necessity for rest and self-love.

10.
Make Space and Step Back:
Make intentional space for people of color, indigenous and trans people.



We are grateful to Sins Invalid:
http://sinsinvalid.org/blog/10-principles-of-disability-justice