About

Mission

Red, Bike and Green is a community-building collective of Black urban cyclists seeking to improve the physical and mental health, economy and local environment of African Americans by creating a relevant and sustainable Black bike culture.

History

Founded in the fall of 2007 by Jenna Burton, Red, Bike and Green (RBG) started as a small group of Black urban cyclists in Oakland, Ca.  After notifying a few friends of her dream to create a Black cyclists group, Jenna Burton soon drafted the 3 Point Plan; giving this cycling group a deep social purpose.  After several rides for over a year, Jenna and the group felt it was imperative to outreach and organize and make the prospects of RBG a reality. RBG officially launched in early 2010  (see pictures from that ride here).

16 Responses to About
  1. March 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    The Boxcar Grocer is proud to support RGB’s inaugural Atlanta ride on April 14!

  2. June 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I was led here by Bicycling Magazine. They posted Oakland in the mag, I hope to get up there soon, I am on Facebook as “Majestic Temple Compilation’z” peace and keep it moving : ])

    • July 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Greetings, Thomas! Thanks for checking us out! Sorry, there’s no FL chapter of RBG yet but if you’re ever in NY, ATL, or CHI – make sure to come ride with us 2nd Saturdays!
      New chapter coming next year in New Orleans!

      • August 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

        Ahhh!!! Im just seeing this about a new chapter coming to New Orleans! Thrilled!
        Who do I need to get in touch with to join in the efforts?
        Im motivated!

        • October 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

          Hi, Megan.
          NOLA is on our mind & hearts. We’re targeting sometime in early 2013. We’ll definitely keep you updated.

          • June 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

            I just bought my bike and I’m looking for some people to roll with, when will NOLA be online?

  3. August 12, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Just started riding with the ATL chapter – loving it!

    • October 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      AMLI – Glad to hear it. Keep your eyes peeled, ATL is doing big thangs for 2013!

  4. October 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

    My mother shared information about RBG with me a few days ago. I live in Massachusetts and have been looking for a group to ride with. I’m happy to hear that new chapters are starting up. I may have to make that trip to NYC and ride with the group there sometime. Great movement! Respect.

    • October 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks, Monica! NYC is in “revival” mode, so keep your eye on things for 2013!

  5. December 15, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Is there one in the Louisville area?

  6. December 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I hope you do get a chapter in Florida sometime soon (especially the Orlando area!).

  7. March 20, 2013 at 1:18 am

    This is awesome. I hope you all can expand to Nashville, TN!

  8. March 22, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Great org! FYI: the link to the 2010 pics seems to be broken.

  9. April 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    You bring meaning to riding a bike. Love it.

  10. May 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Loved connecting with y’all at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland!!! Chico is too small for a chapter, but i love what you’re doing!

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