Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00-11:00AM

Just Ride is a community bike ride series rooted in the ideas of community, communities + mobility justice. Organized by Urban Planner and Placemaker, Emmanuel Cook Jr., Just Ride advocates for the right to live in and move through public space without the fear of violence, harm, or oppression. This series is a collaboration with a KC Urban Planner/Developer and was curated by Mary Lawson (Omaha, NE) as a part of the programming for BECAUSE OF THIS.

To sign-up, please click on the RSVP button which will direct you to fill out a Google Form.


Just Ride community bike rides confronts the legacy of urban development and redlining to critically examine the spaces that define us. Refer to the map below for June 5th’s bike route. Riders will meet on the corner of 18th and Oak St. at KC Bike Ride’s bike station, next to Josey Records.



BECAUSE OF THIS is a year-long exhibition + performance series that celebrates contemporary Black artistic life through the healing and transformative works of Midwest artists of the African Diaspora. Because of This is an ambitious undertaking in community building, spearheaded by curator Mary Lawson (Omaha, NE) whose selection of over thirty virtual and outdoor programs include visual art, performances, audio archive, critique series, panel discussions, and community bike rides.

Performances and public programming for this series will be divided into four parts. For Quarters 1 + 2, public programming will be accessed virtually, and outdoor installations including a sculpture walk, light work, sound art, murals and window vinyl, will be visible to the passerby at Charlotte Street Foundation’s new art campus and headquarters (3333 Wyoming St., KCMO). For Quarters 3 + 4,  public programming and performances will take place in real space and be limited to small, outdoor gatherings. Virtual platforms will be used as a contingency plan for these series components.

Event Details

Saturday, June 5 at 10-11AM


KC Bike Ride Station located on 18th + Oak St


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