Kittie Knox Ride

By: 
Randolph Williams

 

 

Join us on a ride to celebrate Kittie Knox

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 9 am, NECCD (New England Cycling Coalition for Diversity) and MassBike will host a community bike ride around Boston, Cambridge, Watertown, and Waltham to celebrate Katherine “Kittie” Knox, a bi-racial woman cyclist and barrier-breaker in the 1890s.

 

 

Kittie Knox rode with the Boston-area all-Black Riverside Cycle Club (RCC).. Kittie rode fast and long, including century rides. She designed her clothing and refused to wear a long skirt while cycling.  In 1895, she and the RCC protested the League of American Wheelmen’s  (LAW) color bar.

 

On this ride, participants will learn more about Kittie as a bicycling pioneer, see highlights of her life, and ride and reflect on racial and gender representation in bicycling and advocacy.

 

 

 

 

 

There will be three route options along the Kittie Knox Path:

Registrants will receive finalized copies of the route.

 

The ride’s strategic partners include::

 

Bikes Not Bombs

Biogen - Rolling Clones

Black Girls Do Bike

Blue Hills Cycling Club

City of Cambridge

Charles River Wheelers

Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts

Friends, Bicycling History Collection, UMass Boston Archives

League of American Bicyclists

Major Taylor Association

NAACP, New England Area Conference

Nashoba Valley Pedalers

New England Chinese American Alliance

North Shore Cyclists

Roxbury Bike Brigade

Seven Hills Wheelmen

Tour de Cure - American Diabetes Association

Urban Cycling Club

West End Museum

Women on Wheels Boston

Yellow Jackets

 

 

 

Registration: The ride is free, but participants must RVSP.  RSVP Today at https://www.massbike.org/kittieknoxride_22