USA Cycling Hosted Fourth Inclusion Conversation Virtually On December 2, 2021
December 3, 2021
In the final of the 2021 sessions, attendees had the opportunity to actively participate in Implicit Bias training with preceding sessions available on-line for all to review.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling will host the fourth installment of the virtual Inclusion Conversation Series on Thursday, December 2, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. MDT. This month’s conversation is actually a training, entitled Implicit Bias Training, and will be facilitated by Ashland Johnson from The Inclusion Playbook and Shannon Jolly, DEI consultant for universities, colleges, and sports organizations across the country.
This is the fourth conversation in the ongoing monthly Inclusion Conversation series hosted by USA Cycling. Previous sessions were held in September, October, and November with attendants from the cycling industry, riders, and sport governing bodies. All sessions are being recorded and posted online for free public access.
“While this is the final installment in 2021 of our Inclusion Conversation series, we are just beginning making our sport more accessible and enjoyable to all,” said USA Cycling President and CEO, Rob DeMartini. “As we explore the trappings of implicit bias through this training, we should leave this realizing, like all worthy, ambitious goals, the work will never be finished, only improved.”
The virtual conversation series and eventual in-person event is brought to you with generous financial and product support from PeopleForBikes, Canyon, Allied Cycle Works, Trek, SRAM, Zwift, Vittoria, Goodr, Hyperice, Experience Fayetteville and Strava. The raffle to win a Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc 8.0 D12 is closed and successfully raised $15,000. Those proceeds will be used to offset the costs of the speaker series and eventual in-person events.
ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).