RAR Blog

  • BIPOC & FTWN-B Cycling Grants
    Sharing and boosting BIPOC & FTWN-B cycling grants! We compiled a list of community grant opportunities for Spring/Summer 2021 specifically for BIPOC and FTWN-B folx.  See more info below and keep an eye out for the approaching deadlines:
  • Cycling Industry Pledge Enrollment Open
    Cycling Industry Pledge enrollment is now open until Friday, April 30th! In 2020, there were 249 companies that committed to the Cycling Industry Pledge. RAR is now looking to you in building a more resilient cycling industry for 2021.  The Cycling Industry Pledge (CIP) works to hold companies accountable to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cycling community with signees making a… Continue reading Cycling Industry Pledge Enrollment Open
  • Bring on Spring Ride Series
    Now that Spring is here, the team would love to challenge Gravel Squad members to connect and ride together over two weekends: April 16-18th & April 23rd-25th. Riding solo or gathering a small group together.  Enter to win raffle prizes by playing RAR Bingo while you ride! Share photos of your completed row of activities from the RAR Bingo card! Use #bringonspring2021 on… Continue reading Bring on Spring Ride Series
  • Within & Without Launches
    First episode of Within & Without Podcast is out now! Tune in for Radical Roots and Responsibilities! Listen to the stories behind RAR and RAHOK and meet your co-hosts Rio Oxas and Everett Ó Cillín. This episode highlights voices from past WTF BX summits and speakers as they share their experiences and insights in the light of our present moment. Featuring interviews with Grace Anderson, Devin Cowens, Alex Villalba, Olivia Williams, Kai… Continue reading Within & Without Launches
  • RAR Sticker Raffle
    Get a limited edition RAR raffle sticker for a chance to win the original illustration of the History of WTFN-B Riders in Cycling by Tessa Hulls! These sticker sales will help with our fundraising efforts for RAR 2021 programs like our new Chapters Program launching in late spring. 🛒 How to participate: Purchase a RAR sticker for $10 on our shop to enter.… Continue reading RAR Sticker Raffle
  • AAPI Solidarity
    Asian is not a virus. Racism is. Standing in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community today and always. These are 10 organizations to follow, donate and support in Atlanta and across the U.S. Please do what you can to support the AAPI community by donating your time or money, offering allyship, and making sure that these stories are not overlooked.… Continue reading AAPI Solidarity
  • CIP Survey Key Findings
    In December 2020, RAR conducted a 42 question survey with 123 responses from companies that signed the Cycling Industry Pledge.  The CIP Survey Key Findings help us understand where the primary gaps are in the pledge’s actions and commitments. We recognize that those who filled out the survey are still on their journey towards change, and there is still work to do collectively.… Continue reading CIP Survey Key Findings
  • New Year New Name
    This past summer, we committed to change the name of our organization by the end of 2020. We acknowledge that both “WTF” and “Bikexplorers” are harmful, with ‘explorer’ using traumatic colonial language and ‘WTF’ centralizing cisgender women while being a recognizable acronym for ‘what the f*ck.”  Asking for Name Suggestions On December 1st, our leadership team and past collaborators started to brainstorm on name ideas,… Continue reading New Year New Name
  • 2021 Leadership
    We are thrilled to introduce three new organizers to the crew as we head into 2021. Please join us in welcoming Christina Grande , Renee Hutchens  and Zahra Alabanza! We’re excited for their expertise and guidance as they join co-founders Mary Lytle and Molly Molly Sugar to shape the future of WTF BX. Read more about each team member and their background on our website. We also want… Continue reading 2021 Leadership
  • BIPOC Cycling Grants
    Even though the SJ Brooks Scholarship is closed for 2020, many grant opportunities are still available for the BIPOC cycling community. We’ve compiled a list for you to keep a reference and an eye on those approaching deadlines!  👀 Bikepacking Roots BIPOC Adventure Grant To support recipients by helping fund a fun and empowering bike adventure. Deadline: Nov 8, 2020 Bikepacking.com BIPOC Collective… Continue reading BIPOC Cycling Grants
  • Fire Suppression
    Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the fires burning in the Western U.S. 💜 We are in Oregon and can see the sky covered in smoke as we write this. As wildfires spread in California, Oregon, and Washington there are a lot of convos on the internet about climate change. Climate change has undeniably made wildfires worse, but it is… Continue reading Fire Suppression
  • 8 Bikepacking Tips During COVID
    While the coronavirus pandemic is escalating in the US, we wanted to share some tips and advice as folks get back out bikepacking again. We urge you to be responsible and acknowledge your impact while traveling. 1. Stay Close To Home Look up guidelines and phases of reopening for where you are traveling from and to. Be especially mindful of guidelines for Indigenous… Continue reading 8 Bikepacking Tips During COVID
  • SJ Brooks Scholarship Fund Goal Reached
    Thanks to the support from the cycling community and the cycling industry, WTF BX is able to offer nine SJ Brooks Scholarships in 2020 for specifically BIPOC FTWN/B cyclists. We sought to expand our scholarships this year and you showed up to make that happen! In only one week, the community surpassed the $10k GoFundMe goal and raised an additional $2k to create… Continue reading SJ Brooks Scholarship Fund Goal Reached
  • Anti-Racism Resources
    Three comprehensive resource lists to continue your education on anti-racism. 1. #BlackTransLivesMatter Actions & Resources for Solidarity This resource document was a collaborative effort between people who stand in solidarity with Black trans women and wanted to make a difference, and some of the foremost Black trans leaders in community and culture. It is a breathing document, so we welcome your suggestions on additions… Continue reading Anti-Racism Resources
  • BLM Action Plan
  • Patagonia Ride Series Recap
      What happens when you bring a group of W/T/F/N-B bikexploring strangers together over a rugged multi-day adventure through the Sonoran Desert? Magical things. A couple weeks ago a group of WTF Bikexplorers assembled in Patagonia, Arizona for the first of five nationwide rides leading up to the WTF Bikexplorers Summit in August. These rides are grassroots opportunities designed to build a greater… Continue reading Patagonia Ride Series Recap