*The ride is now full and registration is closed. Thank you for your interest in the Kittie Knox Ride!*
On Saturday, June 10, 2023, MassBike and coalition partners will host the second annual Kittie Knox Ride! This community bike ride around Boston, Cambridge, Watertown, and Waltham features the history of Katherine “Kittie” Knox, a bi-racial woman cyclist and barrier-breaker in the 1890s.
Riders will learn about Kittie as a bicycling pioneer and we’ll ride and reflect on issues we’re facing today in terms of racial and gender representation in bicycling and advocacy. A historical site summary will be provided for this ride by NECCD (New England Cycling Coalition for Diversity).
This is a free event, but donations to The Kittie Knox Plays are encouraged. We're working with Plays in Place to bring Kittie's story to life in a series of one-act plays, creating a vehicle for multi-racial school, college, and community theater groups, along with bicycling clubs, to stage theatrical performances which reflect on the history of race and gender around the topic of bicycling. The Kittie Knox Ride will enable us to kick-start our fundraising campaign for this effort.
There will be two route options starting from Herter Park in Brighton. Please fill out our route selection survey included in your confirmation email so we know which route you'd like to ride.
In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this event is Sunday, June 11th.