What is the future for WTF? What have we done so far? Where are we going?
Martina Brimmer (Swift Industries/Seattle), Molly Sugar (Friends on Bikes/Multi-Regional), Cait Rodriguez (Anchorage GRIT), Kimberly Wiman (WTF Mid-Atlantic), Monique Laraway (Transit Cycles/Tucson), D’Frantz Smart (The BLK Bike Panel/ Chicago). Moderated by Pepper Cook
It’s time to mobilize. Join instigators near and far for a panel discussion on how you can build stronger more connected communities for women, trans, and gender non-conforming folx at the local level.
QTIBIPoC Bike Tour Experiences
This space is intended for black, brown, indigenous, queer, trans, and/or intersex cyclists to meet and discuss our experiences as bike explorers. This is a POC autonomous space that centers the experience of queer and trans people. Cis-het POC allies are welcome to join with the intention of listening to the experience of QTIBIPOC to better their position as allies. This session meet at the lake deck and head out on bikes to a picnic spot to share food and stories. Tez and Teo will have suggested topics prepared but will allow conversation to flow where it wants to go.
Towards low waste, resource respectful bike travel.
In this session we will discuss strategies for low waste/ zero (there is no zero!) waste bike trips as a “everyday acts of practical reverence” (Robin Wall Kimmerer, The Honorable Harvest). Wherever we visit by bike, we are in relationship with histories and ecologies, the human and beyond human world. Our consumption and waste can have impacts that can take many forms, including participation in regenerative economies, respect for local resources of water, food, land, and learning about how a place came to be the way it is in terms of who has access to those resources. While our personal practices of low waste are not the systemic change we need, the practice offers a deeper looking and invitation to larger movements of Just Transition. We will use an example of a gravel road tour between two Oregon train stations as a model to explore low waste trip planning, and build a framework of questions to help guide us as we visit.
Some reading/listening/following: bringing together what belongs together
The Honorable Harvest in “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
“Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” Anu Taranath
“Farming While Black” Leah Penniman
BIPOC zerowaste folk to follow
The Herbal Highway, June 13 interview with Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone leader Corinna Gould.
Guest host Emiliano Lemus interviews Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone leader Corinna Gould about The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an East Bay urban indigenous women-led project. They discuss re-envisioning what it means to live on Ohlone land, and current opportunities to be in relationship with plants and the sacred in this place.
The Zero Waste Movement and Environmental Racism (a white activist’s perspective)
The Nitty Gritty is for those of you who have attended “The Basics” or are already very familiar with the benefits of route making and navigation. The Nitty Gritty is an interactive workshop on making routes, uploading them to your GPS device, and noting ride statistics. We’ll start with a brief introduction on how to make your own route, upload it onto your GPS device, and some settings/features we recommend. Then we’ll break out in groups where you will build a route starting with a paper map, then drawing it on the Ride with GPS website or Gaia GPS app, loading that route to a GPS device/Phone. We will be along for the ride answering questions and troubleshooting with you. Bring a map, a laptop (if you have one – we’ll be sharing!), GPS device of your choice (Iphone is ok too), pen and paper to take notes, or just come by to listen!
In WTF and other intentionally gendered spaces, some of us bring sun energy, or “masculinities” informed by patriarchal culture. As two spirit, non-binary, trans folks who lean into the direction of Sun and queer/trans ‘masculinities’, we seek to heal ourselves and be healthy contributors to the bike communities around us. We seek and sometimes we fail! In this session we intend to engage in a discussion with others who build bike community to examine how we can honor ourselves while acknowledging and supporting gender inclusive spaces. ** This is a loving space for all Black Indigenous People of Color – full gender spectrum inclusive- for self-affirmation and loving accountability around sun / masculine / male energies within bikelandia.
This clinic is an introduction to the benefits of route making and GPS navigation. We will talk about the how GPS navigation and ride data are tools for independence in the backcountry, some basic terminology, the pro’s and con’s of following someone else’s route vs. making your own, as well as resources to make, share, and find routes. We will give a brief overview of the process of building a route. Bring pen and paper to take notes, or just come by to listen!