Bicycles are and have been part of the African-American experience for decades. In 2006-2010, Census figures show that 221,670 Americans of color, probably about a quarter of them Black, got to work mostly by bicycle. Bike use by African-Americans doubled from 2001 to 2009, five times faster than the growth of biking among white Americans. Even so, African-Americans as a group bike less than one might expect. Read more.