The City Paper has posted a pretty lengthy feature on the Baltimore Bearings collective. Here’s one quick excerpt:
The goal, plain and simple, is more people on bikes. “One of the things I’ve noticed a lot, especially in Baltimore, is that biking isn’t a sport and a leisure for everyone,” McKeel says. “For some people it’s their only mode of transportation and it can be viewed almost as some sort of negative thing—it means that you’ve lost your license or you can’t afford a car. It doesn’t mean, I can afford this really awesome bike and I have the ability to ride it to work. And so one thing that I’d like to see is those communities that are riding bikes for [reasons other than leisure] to have some voice in shaping bicycle advocacy. I think people within the cycling community are recognizing the need to have greater diversity within who is making these decisions and having a voice in these decisions.”
Read the full feature over at City Paper.