Penn State Brandywine Student Survived Quarantine by Cycling. Now He Can’t Stop
Siddeeq Shabazz, a Southwest Philly resident currently studying corporate communications at Penn State Brandywine in Media, is having a good run on his bike, writes Stephanie Farr for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He began cycling in April 2020, has logged 6,500 miles, been on the cover of Bicycling magazine, and advocates for cultural diversity in cycling.
The 31-year-old bought a bike during quarantine when he was suffering cabin fever last year then he went on his first group ride with the K.R.T. Cycling team.
“They kicked my you-know-what, but I finished and said, ‘I’ll see you next Sunday,’ ” he recalled.
He rode every Monday, logging at least 200 miles a week. These days, it’s about 100 miles.
He ended up on the cover of Bicycling magazine while doing a 55-mile ride in October with 70 people from Trenton.
The magazine featured him in its April and June issue.
Shabazz hopes to be a resource for Black riders and other people of color in a sport that lacks diversity.
“I want to be a familiar face for people to speak with and get intel from on how to get in at the ground floor,” he said. “
Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer about Siddeeq Shabazz.
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