POST 1 of 3: I know you all have been waiting patiently! And I'm happy to finally soft launch and open pre-orders for this art today! As cyclists who enjoy the sport of cycling, and ride on the land in Marin where this sport was born, it is our duty to acknowledge, honor, and give thanks to the Coast Miwok tribe, and work to ensure all are welcome to the sport.
All profits from sales will be going to the Coast Miwok tribe's gofundme to erect a statue in marin to replace Sir Francis Drake. And to Trips for Kids Marin, in order to help underserved youth get out and ride in the beautiful land we all enjoy.
The art itself was inspired by riding in the Marin Headlands and sharing the landscape with the floral and fauna. A circle of Laurel leaves surrounds all of the beings. Laurel leaves were used for a variety of things by the Coast Miwok. One use in particular is one I feel the cycling community could learn to embody. Laurel leaves were placed around dance circles. Doing this ensured that all who entered were equally protected, and that all hierarchy of status was no longer in standing.
In cycling we must work to support and protect all walks of life who enter the sport. And ensure that all to participate are treated with equal respect.
Join the movement that the cycling community desperately needs, and show your support!
And while you're out enjoying your "thanksgiving day" ride, please take a moment to thank the land for what it has given you, and understand the lands we ride on are stolen from people who are still present today.
Big thanks to all who helped support getting this project rolling and to our main sponsor who has been a dream to work with and stands behind these movements@eastoncycling @ San Francisco, California Ariel