NEVADA CITY, June 13, 2018 — This spring, two young local black boys were racially harassed while riding their bikes in Nevada City. In response, inspired by the Love Walk in 2017, the boys are calling other middle & high schoolers to ride bikes through town with them and the whole town to cheer them on. The main route is from the Nevada City Library down Broad St to the Stonehouse. A smaller group will ride with the boys over the Pine St & Sacramento St Bridges past the site of the harassment. They wish to reclaim the streets and create a new memory.
The youth invite supporters to line Broad Street with Positive messages of Love & “Black Lives Matter.” Please cheer for the boys in the way we’d like our town to be for them: a place of love and safety for youth of color- and all their friends! Crossing guards, cleanup crew, and other volunteers are needed. All are welcome to a patio celebration at the Stonehouse afterwards… Please join us for this historic event.
These kids will ride thru town with a new story, filled with love & support!
YOUTH RIDE AGAINST RACISM: Reclaim the Streets for Love and Safety!
EVERYONE WEAR RED FOR VISIBILITY! RIDERS MUST WEAR HELMETS! Bring your signs & banners, cheer & good vibes.
Starting @ Nevada City Library:
3-3:30pm> Bike Decorating & Snacks
3:30pm> Gathering & Opening Speeches
4pm> Youth Ride down Broad Street: SUPPORTERS PLEASE SPREAD OUT!
4:30-6pm> @Stonehouse Patio Celebration with Speakers & Music..
Benefit Dinner & Music to Follow at the Stonehouse. Percentage of Profits to go toward the founding of a mentorship program for local black youth with mentors of color.