This episode is my first – and certainly not my last – interview, and I’m so excited to share it with you. In this episode, I chat about inclusivity in mountain biking, and the importance of creating a safe space in the mountain biking community for cyclists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). I am by no means an expert in this space, but I’m joined by someone who is: Brooke Goudy.
About Brooke Goudy
Brooke is a co-founder of the local Black Girls Do Bike chapter in Denver, Colorado. She is a fellow mountain biker and cycling enthusiast, and she brings so much joy to the trails with her 1,000-watt personality. Give this episode a listen to learn more about the work she does for Black womxn.
Please give Brooke a follow on Instagram @brookegoudy. You can learn more about Black Girls Do Bike at https://www.blackgirlsdobike.com/ and follow the local Denver chapter that Brooke leads on Instagram @bgbddenver.
As we mention in the episode, VIDA MTB Series is launching a huge effort with their BIPOC and LGBTQ-led Impact Committee in 2021. They’re helping create a safe, supportive, and educational space in the sport of mountain biking. Here’s our mission statement so you can get an idea of what’s in store:
The VIDA Impact Committee is committed to dismantling racism and creating safe spaces for Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color (BIWOC), and LGBTQ+ in the mountain biking community. We educate, train, and activate coaches, ambassadors, and individuals to invest in interrupting racism, bigotry, and prejudice whenever encountered. We elevate BIWOC and LGBTQ+ voices and support diversity, equity, and inclusion to make mountain biking accessible to all.
Brooke Goudy would also love to give a HUGE shout-out to her sponsors in 2021. These sponsors are helping her tackle the Great Divide mountain bike ride (with over 3k miles and 200k vertical feet in climbing from Canada to Mexico!):
In closing, I challenge you to be brave enough to have this conversation with yourself and your friends. Be a part of the conversation to help make mountain biking a safer, inclusive, and more diverse community.
Visit my website at www.shifthumanperformance.com to learn more about me and how I can help guide you from being a busy ass to more of a badass, both on and off the bike.