DVA in American Bicyclist!

Last June, we tweeted at The League of American Bicyclists.

We were happy to share with them about who are and hoped to raise some awareness about DVA in a more broader cycling community on Twitter. However, what we didn't expect was the invitation to write about DVA in their upcoming magazine. This bi-monthly publication, American Bicyclist, is distributed to 300,000 bicyclists (both 25,000+ individuals and 700+ organizations), which is a wonderful opportunity to share about DVA. 

After the final draft was sent and several months later, we had (mostly) forgotten about it until a friend texted a picture of the article. This was exciting.

Read the full article online that briefly talks about why DVA was started and what we've been doing. Many thanks to The League of American Bicyclists. Check out the good work they're doing for our cycling community.

A New DVA Website (Again)

Few months ago, we had created the DVA website that was simple, but sufficient to be informative for those who weren't part of our Facebook group, where we were heavily active. On the site we briefly explained who was DVA and listed our events and contact.

DVA Home page

DVA Home page

DVA About page

DVA About page

However, as DVA grows, we've realized more and more the value of making the website as a bridge between Facebook group (primarily for deaf), Twitter (primarily for hearing who are interested in deaf-related issues in cycling), and Instagram (primarily event-centric). This means we'll need to revamp the site that holds all sorts of content that'll be easily discoverable and read/seen. To do this, we're taking advantage of the full-width design seen in Squarespace's Five template. The result:

DVA Home page 2.0

DVA Home page 2.0

In the bottom of the homepage and on the side of other pages,, we're now starting a monthly newsletter for those 1) who don't frequently check our social media pages and 2) who aren't on social media. This is to broaden our outreach.

In addition, we're starting a blog that will share event news, stories and perspectives of deaf cyclists. We can't wait to share what we've been working on. More to come soon.

DVA blog page

DVA blog page

Lastly, like many bike and disability organizations, we are a group of volunteers working during late weeknights and weekends to grow DVA steadily and healthy for years to come. It can become frustrating and tiring, but we are often encouraged by friends, both near and far, who are rooting for us. We'll keep being rad!