Cycling companies’ marketing campaigns say cyclists come from all walks of life — but the ads still largely exclude people of color. Ayesha McGowan aims to change that. By empowering people of color to try new things, and creating an online platform to tell their stories, McGowan is knocking down barriers. After 12 years in the sport, there is one big dream she is still chasing: Becoming the first African-American professional female road cyclist.
- Shelma Jun
- Gabriela Tessitore