Fresh off the printers about a week ago, the new (and first ever) Spanish bike resource guide is here!
The new guide covers everything from safe riding, to basic maintenance (a must when your bike is only $50!), to how to get more involved in bicycle advocacy and legal rights. Fully illustrated, with the help of day laborers from CARECEN (posing as models! ¡Gracias a ustedes!) with culturally sensitive language (por ejemplo, “¡Aguas!” (Watch out!) and “¡No se abra camino! ¡Guarde esos movimientos para la pista de baile!” (Don’t swerve when riding, save those moves for the dance floor!) ) They also include detailed maps of safer streets in Central, West, and South LA that show Latino cyclists how to get crosstown to jobs and within their own central neighborhoods.
We will be distributing them to key sites with volunteers in the Pico-Union/Rampart area that Latino cyclists and families frequent in the next month, such as the Mexican Consulate, Bresee Foundation, and Metro Skills Center (an ESL school by Macarthur Park). For now, we will be stuffing maps on April 1st at the LACBC Office and can use your help! No Spanish required!
If you want to get involved (if you speak Spanish, it’s a plus for the distribution), please contact Allison at email@example.com
Ideally, we’d like for other communities, advocacy groups, and cities to use our guide as a reference and use it (with permission) or create their own culturally relevant Spanish materials for the Latino cyclists in their area. We have already shared it with interested groups at the National Bike Summit from all across the country.
Big thanks to REI, Macarthur Park Neighborhood Council, and the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council for your financial support!