It is no secret that the the bicycle industry, and indeed the greater outdoor industry as a whole, lacks equal representation. I founded Corvid Cycles with an audacious statement: “Titanium Bicycles for Every Body”. The statement is a deliberate play on words that encompasses not just those of varying size and shape, but also those from communities underrepresented in cycling. To that end, I have pledged to donate a portion of my annual profits to supporting individuals and organizations devoted to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling, and in the broader community. This is an ongoing effort.
2020 was my inaugural year of giving. Spurred by national action against racism, I decided to put my money where my mouth was. In total, I pledged $2800 to organizations working towards racial justice and diversity in outdoor sports. These included: