All Bodies on Bikes

03/29/2021
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All Bodies on Bikes

 

Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky are bike riders on a mission - a mission to change the perception of who rides bikes. All Bodies on Bikes, a Shimano Originals film, follows Kailey and Marley on a two-day bikepacking trip along the Corvallis to Coast Trail, a 65-mile route through the gorgeous Oregon Coast Range. The pair, who both self-identify as fat, bond over their love of bicycle adventure and their shared desire to build a more welcoming and diverse cycling community.

 

 

Filmed in the summer of 2020 using COVID-19 safety precautions, All Bodies on Bikes dives headfirst into hard conversations about society’s obsession with weight, growing up fat, and issues of disordered eating. It also explores how the bicycle community can bring people together to support one another. 

 

Kailey and Marley Riding past a barn at sunset in the Shimano Originals "All Bodies on Bikes"

 

Kailey and Marley write, consult, and present workshops on body size inclusion in the cycling community, and have created an “All Bodies on Bikes Resource and Discussion Guide” to accompany the film. Both acknowledge that discussions around weight and size can be emotional, and that this subject can be challenging for many people to discuss. The “All Bodies on Bikes Resource and Discussion Guide” includes suggested reflection questions and links for additional information and further reading.

 

Kailey and Marley dance while bikepacking in All Bodies on Bikes Shimano Originals

 

This project is about the joy of riding a bike, and Kailey and Marley want to make sure that everyone has the chance to share in that joy. So, hop on a bike and climb that big hill in town, hit up the local bakery for a tasty treat, or organize a group ride!

 

Whatever you do, we hope you have fun. 

 

Kailey and Marley riding off into the sunset in Shimano Originals "All Bodies on Bikes"