S2 E11 Anna Soens – The Dignity of Risk

Anna Soens is a multi-sport adaptive athlete, a committed outdoors person in all seasons, and a wildlife biologist. We had the opportunity to sit down with Anna to discuss her expeditions and projects, tackling old problems in new ways, making trails and bikeways accessible for everyone, how adaptive sports and traditional sports are not separate spheres, and the dignity of risk.

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts August 19, 2022.

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S2 E10 Jalen Bazile – Soul Rebel

Jalen Bazile is a professional outdoorsman and outdoor educator, a cycling advocate, a member of the Black Foxes, and the founder of the newly launched Trvl Wide. We had an opportunity to sit down with Jalen just prior to the launch to discuss his company, bikepacking as a path to healing, moving at the speed of relationships, different types of fun, controlling the narrative, leaving the doors open, and positive masculinity

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts August 12, 2022

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S2 E9 Lanrick Bennett Jr. – Yes! And?

Lanrick Bennett Jr is the Bicycle Mayor of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, with extensive experience in active transportation policy, urban design, and placemaking. We had the opportunity to sit down with Lanrick to discuss painted lines or ‘sharrows’, the political will to embrace change, NIMBYism, the concept of 8 80 cities, complete streets, and the opportunities you create when you say: Yes! And?

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts July 29, 2022

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S2 E8 Monica Garrison – Black Girls Do Bike

Monica Garrison is the Founder, Executive Director, and Chief Storyteller at Black Girls Do Bike, a Pennsylvania based nonprofit that has 100+ chapters of women centric bike clubs worldwide. We had the opportunity to sit down with Monica to discuss her work, safety in community, building confidence, moving under your own power, how cities would look if women were setting infrastructure standards, riding with natural hair, size inclusive kit, and the mission of Black Girls Do Bike.

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts July 22, 2022

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Get the “Bike Girl Magic Cycling Guide” and check out all the Black Girls Do Bike kit in the BGDB Shop: https://bgdbshop.squarespace.com/

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S2 E8 Monica Garrison – Black Girls Do Bike – Descript

S2 E7 Courtney Williams – Exposing People to Their Possibilities.

Courtney Williams is the founder and lead strategist at the Brown Bike Girl, a New York based consultancy that not only teaches people about biking but empowers cycling leaders, collaborates with local health authorities on active transportation initiatives, and does diversity, equity, inclusion, and access training throughout industry. We had the opportunity to sit down with Courtney to discuss embracing the fail, navigating the space between mainstream cyclists and cyclists of colour, bike lanes as utilities, taking control of our own destiny’s, how allyship is not a check box, how to not put limits on yourself, and exposing people to their possibilities.

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts July 15, 2022

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S2 E6 Alyssa Gonzalez – Going All In

Alyssa Gonzalez is a multi-sport athlete, an outdoor advocate, and a product designer in the outdoor industry. We had the opportunity to sit down with Alyssa to talk about finding new ways to love movement, questioning what success looks like, the benefit of slowing down, building things with people in mind, and going all in.

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts July 1, 2022

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Some Thoughts on Roe v. Wade

Friday, after hearing the news I took care of a few critical business ops for this show and work I do under other hats, paused all social media (Thanks Dave Amirault c/o Go Daddy for the sage advice), and went outside.

I told my partner I planned to write some thoughts once I could collect them, he said ‘you’ll get more hate mail’ … note he said more. Zero hate mail when you’re a woman of colour with an opinion in public isn’t an option.

I want to be very clear on my personal position and the position of this community. Abortion is healthcare. Healthcare is an apolitical, amoral human right.

But this has nothing to do with the outdoors, shut up and ski BIPoC Outside. No!

Abortion bans do not stop abortion, they stop safe abortions, which includes safe treatment for septic uteruses, ectopic pregnancies, and miscarriages that the body can not clear. Pregnant people will die and economically marginalized communities, queer communities, and BIPoC communities will be disproportionately affected. These are our communities.

Some of the conversations post this decision include attacks on other ‘settled’ law including Justice Clarence Thomas inviting a legal challenge against Griswold v. Connecticut. This is the law which protects access to contraceptives. Missouri is seeking to attack the constitutionally protected right to interstate travel which protects privacy and ensures free domestic movement without governmental abridgement.

Folk who menstruate face additional challenges to free and unimpeded access to the outdoors. Heather Hansen said it best when she said the ‘IUD Is the Most Important, Underrated Piece of Outdoor Gear’. This is also my experience and I recognize the privilege of that opportunity.

The idea that a uterus having person could face impediments to their fundamental right to move freely is anathema to everything BIPoC Outside stands for.

But aren’t you in Canada, how about mind your business? No!

First, I will speak out against human rights abuses regardless of where they take place. Second, because of our shared common law heritage American jurisprudence is valid and often used in Canadian courts. In some cases, only American law is cited in Canadian cases because of our significant population difference. America simply produces more judge made law.  

Over the course of the weekend I’ve listened to law makers, healthcare providers, and advocates to determine the best way for both myself personally and BIPoC Outside to support those whose fundamental human rights have been affected by this ruling. I’m still learning but expect to see concrete action from us in the coming future.

Kris

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S2 E5 Chris Chan – Building Bike Friendly Cities.

I’ve gotten to link up with a lot of heroes with this show, but Chris Chan is one of my hometown hero’s so this was pretty special. Chris is a dedicated urbanist, multi modal transportation advocate, urban canoeist, and the former executive director of Bike Edmonton, which is a nonprofit advocacy, education, and outreach organization that promotes and works to increase accessibility for cycling. This includes running the oldest community run and volunteer led bike workshop in North America. We had a chance to sit down with Chris to discuss how bikes are the great equalizer and how we all win when folk choose them, how safe infrastructure increases cycling diversity, how cycling doesn’t stop when the weather turns cool, and how to build bike friendly cities.

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts June 10, 2022

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S2 E4 Judy Kasiama – Building Opportunities

Judy Kasiama is a multi-sport athlete, an outdoor advocate, and the founder of Colour the Trails. We had the opportunity to sit down with Judy to talk about building supportive communities, calling the outdoor industry into conversation, sitting in discomfort, and building opportunities.

This show is available everywhere you get podcasts June 3, 2022

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S2 E4 Judy Kasiama – Building Opportunities – Descript

S2 E3 Adam Jaber – Going Deeper

Adam Jaber was born to do this, literally. He is now part of the second generation running the Colorado Ski Shops of Massachusetts and Vermont. He is also the host of the Out of Bounds Podcast, founder of the Out Of Collective and probably one of the most helpful dudes in the industry. We had an opportunity to sit down with Adam to get some great tips on getting started, whether it’s your first time, or you’re thinking of going pro, creating space for real stories, shutting down gate keepers and going deeper.

Note: it was a little nerve racking having one of the OG ski podcasters on so like a complete amateur, I forgot to plug in the mic… Don’t worry Adam sounds great

This episode is available everywhere you get podcasts

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S2 E3 Adam Jaber – Going Deeper – Descript