Najari Smith, Josue Hernandez, and Roshni “Tay” McGee have opened a worker-owned cooperative in Richmond called Rich City Rides. The bike repair shop opened in 2015, but the organization responsible for community rides and outdoor...
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Old opinions about Richmond often seem set in stone, but at least some of the worst may be on the way out. That’s what we tried to document in “Agents of Change,” a series of...
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When you walk into Rich City Rides you’re immediately met with the sweet smell of bicycle oil and the satisfying click-click-click of shifting gears. Najari Smith, the owner and founder of the nonprofit group that...
Najari Smith launched a bike recovery program as executive director of Rich City Rides. For him, the business of hunting down stolen bikes is personal.
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Richmond is in the throes of trying to placate a vocal group of cyclists who want their roadways to be safe for bikers.
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