Over at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition blog, I wrote up a summary of a local (Minneapolis) report on focus groups with underrepresented communities in the bike world.
These experiences are rarely heard in organized bicycling (read: mainstream bicycle advocacy) so I highly encourage you to read my summary and the full report.
Some key findings that emerged were sexual harassment, subtle racism, and lack of bike education are keeping people from riding. I was not surprised by the findings but am happy these experiences are recorded.
Perhaps this will help bicycle advocacy shift its thinking beyond the majority experience at the planning tables.