Social justice organization teaches refugees to ride bikes

The political Right can’t hold a candle to the Left when it comes to indoctrination—bringing refugees to their political view of things.


MN biker
MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi
Nima Abdirahman learns to ride a bike while developing her social consciousness!


In Minnesota (of course, where else!), a non-profit organization is teaching refugees to ride bicycles. 

Sounds like a nice thing to do, until you read the description of ‘Cycles for Change’ on their website. (Emphasis is mine)


cycles for change logo

Cycles for Change is a non-profit organization working at the intersection of social justice and the bicycle movement. We are grounded in the values of equity, justice, inclusion and self-empowerment. We believe it is essential to establish gender equity and safe(r) spaces for underrepresented and marginalized people on bikes. Cycles for Change centers femme, trans, women, and gender non-conforming peoples; and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and youth within our work.

Our goal is to create platforms that authentically cultivate leadership development and social consciousness through bicycles and community involvement. Cycles for Change implements a variety of programs to accomplish our goal. Face-to-face connection and creating a welcoming environment are central to all of our programs.

Your money!

And, before I give you a few snips from a story at the MinnPost, I checked a recent ‘Cycles for Change’ Form 990 and found that they received $168,383 in 2016 from government grants. (It looks like the MinnPost reporter didn’t mention the taxpayer funding).  It could include federal grants, but I’m thinking that the taxpayers of Minnesota are the ones primarily on the hook here.

From MinnPost:

Immigrants often have a lot to learn when they come to the U.S. — including, for some, how to ride a bike


News headlines these days are filled with dark stories about immigration: children separated from their migrant parents, refugees barred from entering the U.S. and undocumented residents returned to countries they barely know.

But on the tennis court of Matthews Park in Minneapolis, there’s a different kind of story unfolding: half a dozen immigrants from Bosnia, India, Russia and Somalia are catching up on a missed-out childhood experience: riding a bike.

Increasing diversity among bicyclists!

Even in their 30s, 40s and 50s, the student cyclists participate in a month-long program, Learn to Ride, which teaches adults how to bike. It’s a popular program of the Twin Cities-based nonprofit Cycles for Change, which is aimed at increasing diversity among bicyclists in the Twin Cities.


Though participants include some native-born Americans, most of them are immigrants and refugees from Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Romania, Somalia, South Africa, Turkey and Uganda.

More here.

So the next time, there is a push for a new government-funded bike path (through private property), you can bet some of the ‘diverse’ bikers will be front and center at public meetings promoting the idea.

The obliging lapdog media will feature the refugee biker presenting testimony in support of the desperately needed greenline incursion.

It has been a long-time dream of the Left to control all private property!

If you don’t know ‘greenlining’ it is an enviro term.  By putting ribbons of publicly-controlled ‘green’ through private property, the takers will eventually demand control of the private property adjacent to the greenline either through zoning or outright condemnation.


7 thoughts on “Social justice organization teaches refugees to ride bikes

  1. Ann the bike-sharing/ green bikes organizations are SCAMs (what green operation isn’t?) they start these up to get free govt “Sustainability” grants. This one in our city of Phoenix double dipped- not only did they get a grant to provide Green Bike shares, they then got paid AGAIN by recycling “damaged” bikes- keeping that money. “Arizona’s Family spoke with the managers of LimeBike about why all of these rental bikes ended up there.

    They said these bikes were simply beyond repair and are in the process of being recycled.” Baloney. Man who snapped pics said many if not most appeared to be in working condition. Some were just missing the handle-bar plastic sleeve.


  2. so many NGOs should be rolled-up and prosecuted, this one sounds unworthy of its government monies in the first five minures


  3. So more slush funds for the Left…so much money must be sloshing around they don’t know what to do with it all…average high temperature in Minnesota in January is 24 degrees, average low 8 degrees…obviously not bicycling weather…amazing GOP can’t cut off funding for this sort of nonsense and save taxpayers a bundle…


  4. Encouraging Bicycling is also part of the Sustainable Development Goals, as is Refugee Resettlement and Immigration.

    Goal 10.7 Facilitate orderly, safe regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.
    Goal 11 Make Cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
    Goal 3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents. (Get rid of automobiles.)
    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. (Obamacare.)

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