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If You Ride a Bike, You Should Know This LGBTQ+ Racing Team

Part of our on-going series spotlighting LGBTQ+ organizations in outdoor and endurance sports, this cycling team supports queer competitors.

Founded in 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Stamina Racing Collective is a non-profit FTW (Femme, Trans, Women) race team in the sports of road, gravel, cyclocross and mountain biking.

Currently, just 15% of USA Cycling registered competitors are those in women’s fields, and even less across all BIPOC groups with estimates in the 8%-10% range. To address this, Stamina Racing Collective brings a three-tiered approach of mentorship, accessibility and community development to break down barriers that often lead to the exclusion of these groups.

Actions can include everything from covering start-up costs of racing, with a specific focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, to publishing reports on factors that limit participation from under-represented communities, to consulting with race promoters to implement more inclusive policies at their events. Through their efforts they have become a leading advocate for systemic change in biking racing.

To support their efforts both on and off the course, you can donate to them here.