Black Kids in Outer Spaces interviews the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride's Delanie West and Hassan Abdus-Sabur. The Seersucker Summer Social Ride: The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride is June 16 2018. A guided tour through the great city of Newark in the chosen wards and sites. Seersucker & Summer Linens are the seasonal fashion theme for this ride. Wear your finest seersucker, linens, hats and caps. Be sure to bring your signature style. Best dressed Woman and Male recognition to be awarded to the riders with the most-on- point style. Not sure what to wear? Take a look at these images for inspiration. As the Seersucker Summer Social Ride tour route comes to completion, riders will convene upon Newark Public Library, the fifth and final stop of the tour, for a curated history of cycling culture & architecture. Participants are invited to be social, relax, enjoy light refreshments & live music. Merchandise will be available for registered riders. Registration at https://www.historicalrenaissanceride... The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride is a signature experience celebrating cycling advocacy and the cultural and historic heritage of America’s great urban cities. A passion project for the three partners who serve as visionaries and volunteers for the organization and its experiences. Hassan Abdus-Sabur - Co-Founding Partner Abdus-Sabur is co-founder of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride. A 4th Generation Newarker, Hassan has always been politically and socially active in his community. He is the official NHRR official route historian, Hassan is a frequent fixture at Newark Public Library and the New Jersey Historical Society researching the rich History of his much loved hometown of Newark in preparation of presentation of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride experience. Paul Chinnery Co-Founding Partner Lifestyle photographer Paul Chinnery, has long held a passion for capturing authentic imagery. Paul attended Howard University where he would continue to develop his craft in visual arts. Paul returned to NJ in the late 1990’s to discover a largely undocumented photo canvas in the city of Newark, NJ. Now able to view it with a finer tuned eye and inspired by his interest in architecture, Paul was intrigued by the raw aesthetic and rich history which was previously overlooked. “What makes the Renaissance Ride experience distinctive from other events is that we add a history, culture, and swag to a ride in which participants don traditionally historic themed attire such as tweed or seersucker. In addition, by making our beloved city the focal point, and incorporating both historical and cultural aspects into the bike tour. My goal is the same as my photo one- to change the narrative, one event or picture at a time.” Delanie West - Partner A whitespace visionary and transformational c-suite leader, Delanie is a hands-on creative with 20 years of award-winning management of brand, product development, design, creative lifestyle and consumer experience. An Alumna of Hampton University, she is a leisure cyclist and triathlete and instantly recognized the importance of presenting this unique experience, a blend of urban cycling, history and culture. Delanie served as member of the operating headquarters team as well as Creative Director for Black Girls RUN! during its infancy, developing content, iconography and merchandise for the international running group.