“We wanted to make cycling more immigrant friendly,” said Tang. “We want to be more inclusive. We also wanted to use this as a symbol because everything people wear is the expression. They have the freedom to express their religious belief by wearing something or not to wear something. It’s their freedom.”
Hijabs and Helmets is on its way to accomplish the goal to make cycling more inclusive, not just for Muslim women but for everyone according to Marvin Macaraig, Coordinator of the Scarborough Cycles program. He also oversees all cycling programs at Access Alliance.
“We have succeeded,” said Macaraig, who also operates the week-to-week operations of Hijabs and Helmets with Mohamed.
“Our evaluations are showing that people are riding more and they’re getting to make more new connections.”
Read the full article here, “Scarborough Cycles’ Hijabs and Helmets program set to begin third year.””