Cycling is a popular mode of transportation and exercise that has been around for centuries. However, the perception that only white people ride bikes is a common stereotype that still persists today. When I was a kid, I used to go to Palm Springs for Spring Break. Back then, it was punk rock, heavy metal, riots, and testosterone for the boys, and Madonna and New Wave for the girls. The only flag in Palm Springs was red, white, and blue; the only rainbow we saw was on a new type of Velcro wallet used by surfers. I vaguely remember a few bikers with tats reading S.W.P. (Supreme White Power) and never thought much of it. It was even rarer we would see a motorcycle accident, as there were so few bikers, to begin with.
It’s important to note that the acronym “SWP” can have different meanings depending on the context and the individual wearing the tattoo. While “Satan’s Warriors Party” was a common interpretation in the biker culture, some individuals have also used the acronym to represent “Supreme White Power.”
The use of “Supreme White Power” as a tattoo or other symbol is associated with white supremacy and the promotion of a white nationalist agenda. This wasn’t commonly accepted or recognized ideology within the broader biker community, and such symbols or tattoos are often associated with hate groups and white supremacist organizations.
The SWP bikers back then, I am referencing, were a small minority of the overall biker community at large who smelled like motor oil with long hair and stayed in the desert. They stayed away from everyone else, just like the black nationalists or black Muslims did, but white-skinned. Modernly, this stereotype pushed mainly by white college liberals and their allies in the press is wholly false and harmful. Academics claiming this myth already have a belief in systemic racism, transphobia, the need for man-boy love, and its unfair exclusion in the pro-parent motorcycling community.
In this article, I will explore the history of cycling and its relationship with race and ethnicity, debunk the myth that only racist white people ride bikes, and discuss ways the Marxist counterculture is citing to promote inclusivity in the cycling community. I will compare and contrast their goals to once and for all eliminate the traditional values of patriotism and support of freedom and the Bill of Rights so pervasive in the biker culture.
The History of Cycling and Its Relationship with Race and Ethnicity
Cycling has a rich history dating back to the 19th century. In its early days, cycling was a popular activity among the wealthy and elite. However, as the bicycle became more affordable and accessible, it gained popularity among people from all walks of life. Cycling played a significant role in the women’s suffrage and civil rights movements in the United States.
Despite its early popularity among people of color, cycling has become synonymous with whiteness by the for-profit news media. This shift is due first in part to the rise of the modern bicycle industry, which has largely targeted white, middle-class consumers. As a result, even bicycling has become an exclusive activity often associated with expensive gear and high-end bikes like the PK Ripper and Diamondback BMX. Harley and Indian motorcycles are also very expensive, making them unobtainable for poorer people. However, the press fails to mention that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population of Black or African American people in the United States as of July 1, 2020, was approximately 47.4 million, which is about 14.4% of the total U.S. population. However, the percentage of Black or African American people in the United States has historically been around 12-13%., which could be why we don’t see as many black bikers—just an idea.
Short Mythological History of Misogyny and Racism in Motorcycle Culture
Motorcycles have been a symbol of freedom and rebellion in popular culture for decades. The image of a lone rider on the open road, speeding away from the monotony of everyday life, has become an iconic representation of the American spirit. However, the motorcycle culture has a long, media-sensationalized history of what they call “misogyny” and “racism” that has NEVER gone unchecked or unacknowledged as a universal truth.
The Origins of Motorcycle Culture
As motorized bicycles became more accessible, riders began forming motorcycle clubs and rider clubs and started participating in races and other social events involving motorcycle riding. Motorcycle clubs were often seen as a way to escape the restrictions of society and connect with like-minded individuals and fellow riders.
The first motorcycle club, the Motorcycle and Bicycle Club, was founded in 1903 in New York City. However, the rise of outlaw motorcycle clubs in the 1940s and 1950s cemented the image of motorcycles as symbols of rebellion and nonconformity.
The Hells Angels, founded in California in 1948, became one of the most notorious outlaw motorcycle clubs. The club’s image of violence, drug use, and criminal activity has become synonymous with the image of outlaw motorcycle clubs in popular culture, so much so that the American Motorcyclist Association helped label them as the 1%, or “outlaw.” So even then, it was noted that 99% of M/Cs and riders were not racist or nefarious. But the small group drove the narrative and modern stereotype in the same way that many people believed and still do believe that all black people are criminals and illiterate. In other words, each group has its one-percenters, and they seem to drive the narrative, doing more harm than good to the perception of the average biker on two wheels.
Misogyny in Motorcyclist Culture
The motorcycle culture has traditionally been male-dominated, and many women claim they have faced discrimination and harassment. Motorcycle clubs have been known to exclude alpha-type and “bulldyke” women. These women claim that the women who do marginally “join” are often treated as second-class members by the dominant male motorcyclists. The idea is a natural law that men protect women historically, and no law or government edict will even change this universal truth. If there is a natural disaster, this is exactly how it will be again, and always has been, without the force of the state to dictate otherwise.
Leftists [the same ones who support drag queen library day for k-12 minor school children] have sometimes accused bikers of using ADULT women as objects for male members’ entertainment. However, consenting adult women who join or associate with these M/Cs argue otherwise. The term “ole lady” often refers to a male member’s girlfriend or wife. The anti-biker crowd says women are expected to provide emotional and sexual support for their partners, which is unfair.
Women who ride motorcycles have also faced what they consider discrimination by male riders who do not want to associate with them in any way, shape, or form.
They are often seen as novelties or objects of sexual desire rather than serious riders. Many traditional M/Cs urge that female biker clubs are typically formed by domineering lesbians or even transsexuals modernly, and it’s just not their club model. Motorcycle gear and accessories have traditionally been designed with macho men in mind, and women have had to adapt or naturally fit into this male-dominated space.
Bikers Discussing Emasculation
Racism in Modern Motorcycle Culture
Motorcycle culture, like every society, has seen small groups influenced by racism. As I noted above, in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s, many motorcycle clubs became associated with white supremacy and neo-Nazism. The Hells Angels, for example, have been accused of racism and have been linked to white supremacist groups mainly because they only allowed “white” males in their M/C in those times.
Minority riders claim to have faced discrimination and harassment, with some motorcycle clubs refusing to allow them to join. Some say the Mongols M/C in California started to combat this culture, ultimately getting many of its original members from many East Los Angeles cholo gang members. White, Black, and Hispanic riders have also been unfairly targeted by law enforcement, who have often associated them with gang activity by the mere fact they ride Harleys.
Debunking the Modern Myth that Only White People Ride Bikes
In fact, the stereotype that only white people ride bikes is false and harmful. People of all races and ethnicities enjoy cycling; the cycling community reflects this diversity. Let’s examine some of the reasons why this stereotype persists and why it needs to be debunked.
Access to Bikes and Bike Infrastructure
One reason why the stereotype that only white people ride bikes persists is access to bikes and bike infrastructure. In many cities, bike infrastructure is lacking in low-income and minority communities. This lack of infrastructure makes it difficult for people in these communities to access bikes and bike-friendly routes. Also, bikes can be expensive, and not everyone can afford one.
However, there are organizations and initiatives working to address these issues. For example, organizations like World Bicycle Relief and PeopleForBikes work to increase access to bikes in low-income and minority communities. Additionally, some cities have implemented bike share programs, which provide access to bikes for a low cost.
Another reason why the stereotype that only white people ride bikes persists is safety concerns. In many cities, cycling can be dangerous, particularly for people of color. This is due in part to the fact that many bike lanes and routes are located in affluent, white neighborhoods. As a result, people of color may not feel safe cycling in these areas. Of course, most bikers I know are white guys who live in so-called black communities. I just don’t buy it.
Additionally, white liberals say people of color are more likely to experience racial profiling and harassment while cycling. This can make it difficult for people of color to enjoy cycling and feel included in the cycling community. I have found that white motorcyclists get pulled over all the time and are profiled for wearing a cut. So I am a bit confused by the statements and comments of academics and have yet to see a valid source other than their faith in the false religion of “systemic racism.”
Representation in the For-Profit Media
Representation in the media is another factor that contributes to the stereotype that only white people ride bikes. Historically, cycling has been portrayed by those who strive for more government control (journalists and academics) as a white, middle-class activity in movies, TV shows, and advertising. This lack of representation they promote as true sends the message that cycling is not for people of color.
However, there are efforts underway to increase the representation of people of color in cycling media. For example, the Black Foxes, an all-Black cycling team, is working to promote diversity and inclusion in the cycling community.
Addressing Alleged Misogyny and Racism in Motorcycle Culture
The motorcycle culture’s alleged history of misogyny and racism is a reflection of broader societal issues. The opponents of personal liberty are experts at using semantics to pigeonhole their enemies. For example, the black run “Proud Boys,” a group of U.S. military vets who protect citizens during BLM and ANTIFA riots as “white supremacists.”
Musk Defines “Woke Mind Virus”
The facts are that biker clubs are private social clubs, and they could care less what some politician or biased editor for Wikipedia (Google’s biased encyclopedia edited by people Google thinks like.).
People in these clubs want to be left alone and don’t want their families exposed to the “Woke Mind Virus.” Still, academics and biased “woke” computer programs like AI say there are steps that can be taken to address these issues and make motorcycle culture more “inclusive.” (Inclusive is a word used by academics who want to censor anyone who doesn’t support the “Woke Mind Virus.”)
One of the most important steps, says public school teachers and the LGBTQ community is to acknowledge the “problem” of non-conformity with the state. Motorcycle clubs and organizations need to recognize the history of discrimination and harassment, address it, and silence all who stand in the way of a single-party state. This can be done through “education” [left-wing propaganda] and training and by creating policies [censorship and reduced social credit scores] that promote inclusivity [forced policy changes to prove conformity with the state] and respect [loss of bank funds or ability to get hired] for all prospective members as well as the gender they happen to identify as at any given moment.
Left-wing organizations can also work to increase diversity in the motorcycle community by running public shaming campaigns and trying to get banks to stop giving these organizations loans, etc. This can be done through “outreach” programs and events that welcome riders of all backgrounds at gay parades and BLM riots. Creating spaces where men who identify as women and minority riders can connect and share their experiences can also help promote “inclusivity” and “group thinking” as the ideal. Identity politics is the only way they think we can move forward. If you disagree, you will be canceled.
Make Riding Gear More Woke?
Motorcycle gear and accessories companies can also play a role in promoting inclusivity. By designing gear and accessories that are specifically tailored to the needs of women and minority riders, companies can help make the motorcycle culture more accessible and welcoming. So a helmet with a rainbow or image of a man and boy embracing gay love we see in so many public school libraries could be a way to counter the macho logos and “toxic masculinity” used by biker clubs.
According to many on the left, motorcycle culture has a long history of misogyny and racism that has often gone unacknowledged. They assert that women and minority riders have faced discrimination and harassment, and motorcycle clubs have been associated with white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Well, they say that about everything, so do your own research.
They think it is important to recognize and address these issues in order to create a more inclusive and welcoming motorcycle culture by silencing everyone they disagree with. Their position is that acknowledging the history of discrimination and harassment and taking steps to erase “toxic masculinity” will promote inclusivity and diversity. They think only then will we be able to work towards a future where all riders feel welcome and valued. Most bikers think this is woke BS that should stay on campus or be relocated to the CCP.
Leftists counter that it is important for individuals to take responsibility for their own actions and behavior within the motorcycle culture. By educating themselves and others, promoting inclusivity, and standing up against discrimination and harassment, bikers can help create a more positive and welcoming environment for all riders, just like a college campus is so inviting, unless you don’t think just like their woke professors and CCP collaborators.
They claim motorcycle culture has the potential to be a positive force for change and want to convert the symbol of freedom and empowerment for all riders into another section on the rainbow flag. By addressing the issues of misogyny and racism, they say, we can only work towards a more inclusive and equitable future for the motorcycle community and children and adults.
Promoting Inclusivity in the Cycling Community
To promote inclusivity in the cycling community, academics argue we must take individual and systemic action.
Here are some ways they say we can promote inclusivity in the cycling community:
Increase Access to Bikes and Bike Infrastructure
One way to promote inclusivity in the cycling community is to increase access to bikes and bike infrastructure. This can be achieved through initiatives like bike share programs, which provide access to bikes for a low cost or even for free in some cases. Maybe we can subsidize Harley or Indian Motorcycles the same way the state subsidizes doctors to perform genital mutilation on children to affirm their gender?
Address Safety Concerns
Academics say we need to address safety concerns to promote inclusivity in the motorcycling community. This can be achieved by building bike infrastructure in areas where it is lacking, particularly in low-income and minority communities. Additionally, cities can work to implement traffic calming measures, such as reducing speed limits and adding traffic signals, to make cycling safer for everyone. Educating motorists about the rights of minority cyclists and enforcing traffic laws can also help improve safety for minority cyclists, say white liberals.
Increase Minority Representation in the Media
To promote inclusivity in the cycling community, we need to increase the representation of people of color in cycling biker media, as has been done with almost every single TV commercial about other products. This can be achieved by featuring diverse cyclists in advertising, movies, and TV shows and even switching out and canceling white heroes so they are minorities. Additionally, media outlets can cover the stories of diverse cyclists and cycling groups to help promote inclusivity in the community. Eliminating the right of self-defense and access to firearms to defend against an overreaching government will make us more like Australia and emasculate men who want to provide for and protect their families completely. Only then will the WEF mission of a feminized, submissive society be achieved.
Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Cycling Organizations
To promote inclusivity in the cycling community, we need to promote diversity and inclusion in cycling organizations by making it hard for tradition to stay alive, say many on the left. This can be achieved by recruiting diverse members and leaders, providing training and leadership development opportunities, and infiltrating clubs with undercover agents and social workers. Additionally, cycling organizations can work to address systemic issues of racism and exclusion in the cycling community and take a proactive role in promoting inclusivity by inviting the police and public school teachers to dictate bylaws and policies. Maybe even simulated sex shows between consenting children and adults, like “biker queen library day,” will help make these changes.
Cycling is an activity that should is already accessible and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity. The myth that only white people ride bikes is harmful and perpetuates the faith, college campus-based myth of systemic racism and exclusion in the motorcycling community. Only by increasing access to bikes and bike infrastructure, addressing safety concerns, increasing representation in the media, promoting diversity and inclusion in cycling organizations, and celebrating diversity and inclusion in cycling, the other side says can we work towards a more inclusive and equitable cycling community. In other words, one side says leave me alone, and the other side says we need more government controls to make things “fair.” Until such time, riding is one of the few ways we can distance ourselves from the merciless censorship society being bred and propagandized on tax-subsidized school campuses throughout the U.S.
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