Cycling4Diversity ready to roll

Cycling4Diversity ready to rollCycling4Diversity for the past two years have brought a new perspective in celebrating cultural diversity in British Columbia. A team of cyclist mostly from the Abbotsford/Mission area cycled from Mission to Victoria speaking with students and organizations on topics of cultural diversity, inclusion and racism. Their motto: “Building bridges of dialogue, one city at a time.”
In 2012, C4D team on May 22nd-25th made over 40 stops and spoke to thousands of people throughout the 4 days in 9 cities and traveled some 200km and received 8 proclamations for their vision. The Province of British Columbia also named it Cycling4Diversity Week in BC from May 20th-26 in 2012 to support the C4D team and their message. During the trip they handed out 300 free C4D t-shirts and over 900 C4D wristbands.
In accepting and celebrating diversity the Cycling4Diversity team encouraged students and organizations throughout their numerous presentations to reach out and meet new people and find ways our communities could be more inclusive whether it be in their workplace, neighborhoods or on the sports fields. They challenged the students during Cycling4Diversity Week in BC to make new friends from different nationalities and develop intercultural dialogue. The team of 8-12 riders emphasized these are some of the most important characteristics on the topic of diversity that we should practice each day. Also, along their journey the C4D team celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21st whether it be at the beginning or the conclusion of their journey for the past two years.
The C4D team has also been doing presentations to local schools and community organizations throughout the year showcasing pictures and discussions from the two rides; including a stop at the Mission Institution in September 2012.
Cycling4Diversity is a growing organization and the future plans are to expand it throughout the country and do more rides in the community throughout the year. As the team prepares for their May 2013 trek from Victoria to Abbotsford the team will be visiting 14 cities throughout the Lower Mainland and many of the schools are excited host the team again and see them on their bikes with their message.
For more information please Google Cycling4Diversity or visit Cycling For Diversity 2011 on Facebook.