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‘All Bodies on Bikes’ Celebrates Body Positivity in Cycling

For all the ways that the outdoor community has made moves towards more inclusivity in the past couple of years, it still has a long way to go. One of these areas in particular is in accepting those whose bodies aren't that of some shredded pro athlete. While the media may show us otherwise, there are many skilled athletes out there who aren't the chiseled white dudes we see all the time. In a new collaborative short film with Shimano, Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky share their mission to change the world's perception of who rides bikes. All Bodies on Bikes profiles the two as they bikepack from Corvallis, Oregon to the coast. Although the film shows this particular journey, the bigger journey for Kailey and Marley is finding and creating acceptance for cyclists of all types in the bike community. For both of them, cycling has helped them find a more positive relationship with their bodies and to focus on what it can do versus the things that society tells them they should change. The film absolutely blows it out of the water in all aspects, be it promoting body positivity and inclusion, reminding us that anyone on a bike can be a cyclist, and above all that really going outside is about finding joy. 

tags: shimano

All bodies on bikes is a great film with a powerful message. The two woman are inspiring

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