HIJABS AND HELMETS


The 2024 Hijabs and Helmets program begins on June 16.

Thursdays 5:00 pm – 7: 00 pm
AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave

The program provides an inclusive and supportive community for hijabis and their allies and creates a comfortable and accommodating space for them to engage in recreational bike rides, grow their cycling skills, and explore the city.

We recognize that many visibly Muslim women navigate and face cultural and social barriers in order to engage in cycling. The program strives to make it easier for our participants to integrate cycling into their daily lives without having to compromise their individual lifestyles, beliefs, and commitments.

Newcomers and all skill levels are welcome!
Learn to ride a bike in a supportive settings!
Equipment, snacks, and TTC fares provided!

To register contact
scarboroughcycles@accessalliance.ca

Press

Taylor, B. 2022. Hijabs and Helmets: The cycling program that’s helping Muslim women take on Toronto. Daily Hive. (Mar. 1)

Dirie, A. 2022. Scarborough Cycles’ Hijabs and Helmets program set to begin third year. Beach Metro. (Feb. 28)

Adler, M. 2021. ‘It just didn’t feel safe,’ Scarborough woman says about cycling with a hijab after Muslim family was murdered. Toronto.com. (Aug. 31)

Fellegi, V. 2019. Hijabs and helmets cycling group empowers women. Toronto Star. (Sept. 30)