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Rest is Radical

Date December 2, 2021
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BRB in January ✌️ We are working on practicing what we teach, so we are taking a social media break for one month to reflect on our programs & structure to make RAR more sustainable for the future.  What the crew will be up to during this period: Meet IRL in Los Angeles to work on org planning & ride bikes. Build strong foundations for all programs.Reflect on whether programs align with mission.Evaluate our business structure…

2021 SJ Brooks Scholarship Recipients

Date November 23, 2021
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We are thrilled to announce that 20 recipients have been awarded the 2021 SJ Brooks Scholarship! Give a big congrats to all the recipients! 👏 👏 👏 We received 126 applications, and the reality is that there were more qualified applicants than we had scholarships to give. Thank you to all who applied and shared parts of yourselves with honesty, vulnerability, and badassery. As we get to know these recipients more, we’ll share their stories with…

“Drink Plenty of Water” Headset Cap

Date September 13, 2021
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We are stoked to announce our latest collaboration with Corvid Cycles and Dispatch. GET YOUR RAR HEADSET CAP ⚡️RAR “Drink Plenty of Water” Headset Cap⚡️ Add this to your trusty bike as a healthy reminder that self-care is the first step to shredding the patriarchy and to keep supporting gender inclusivity and racial equity in the cycling and outdoors scene.  Choose between 10 cap colors. $15 or more of your purchase goes directly to Radical…

SJ Brooks Scholarship GoFundMe Launches

Date June 30, 2021
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We’re asking the cycling and outdoors community to help raise $23k to provide up to twenty SJ Brooks Scholarships for 2021! MAKE A DONATION THE WHY Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer, trans, and women riders have a deep connection to the earth. However, due to systemic racism and other injustices, many are not accessing the much-needed medicine of being outdoors. Unfortunately, these injustices and inequalities have persisted much longer than at this current moment….

RAR Jobs Board Launches!

Date June 21, 2021
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The RAR Jobs Board is a job listing to increase hiring for BIPOC and FTWN-B folks in the cycling and outdoors industries.  With companies in the cycling and outdoors industries committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives like the Cycling Industry Pledge, RAR found that there was still a lack of employee diversity. The RAR Jobs Board hopes to lessen this gap by amplifying job opportunities in the cycling industry, specifically to BIPOC and FTWN-B…

Industry Support for SJ Brooks Scholarship

Date June 15, 2021
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In our fourth year, Radical Adventure Riders are asking the cycling industry to help expand and increase financial funding and gear donations for the 2021 SJ Brooks Scholarship.  Supporting the scholarship will expand your company’s footprint on increasing racial equity and gender inclusivity in the cycling community. See last year’s recipients and supporters to learn what the scholarship is all about. Alongside a community fundraiser, we want to give the cycling and outdoors industries the…

RAR Chapter Selections

Date June 10, 2021
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Get stoked! Eleven RAR Chapters will advocate, support, and uplift BIPOC and FTWN-B cyclists in their local communities! The RAR Chapters program received over twenty applications from BIPOC and FTWN-B organizers from across the country. We sought to select groups in different regions and had a solid core group to build out their community efforts.  RAR is supporting six funded Chapters and five non-funded Chapters. Funded Chapters receive stipends and gear support. In addition, all…

RAR Artist Fund Raffle

Date June 7, 2021
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Get a RAR raffle sticker to raise money for a RAR Artist Fund and for a chance to win prize packages from our friends Ron’s Bikes, Casa Verde, and Crust Bikes!  SUPPORT THE ARTIST FUND 🎨 Why a RAR Artist Fund: Your sticker purchase will help us create an artist fund for future collaborations with BIPOC FTWN-B creatives on merchandise, graphics and video projects – the sky’s the limit on what we can do. The…

RAR Chapters Launches

Date April 26, 2021
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We are excited to expand our programming and support RAR Chapters throughout the U.S.! Six Chapters will receive funding, training, and support to carry out RAR’s mission. Apply by May 10th! LEARN MORE & APPLY TO RAR CHAPTERS RAR seeks to expand and sustain its programming by enhancing, building, and supporting Chapters that will locally carry out its mission. RAR will work with its local Chapters to create hyper-local networks and programs to support femmes,…

RAR Sticker Raffle

Date March 26, 2021
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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. 1 sticker = 1 entry  📅 When to enter: Order a sticker…

New Year New Name

Date February 16, 2021
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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, but we recognized that we’d fall short if we didn’t include you…

2021 Leadership

Date December 8, 2020
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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 Radical Adventure Riders. Read more about each team member and their background on our website. READ MORE ABOUT THE CREW We also want to recognize and give thanks to…

SJ Brooks Scholarship Fund Goal Reached

Date June 25, 2020
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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 six scholarships! With individual fundraisers and company support donations of $6k, three…

BLM Action Plan

Date June 12, 2020
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To our community, the WTF BX co-founding members recognize that we can and should do more to dismantle the toxic systems that oppress Black people unjustly. We acknowledge the necessity of actively listening to and amplifying Black voices and leadership, so we ask you to help hold us accountable for the following actions: Changing our Organization Structure Adding paid positions for Black, Indigenous and Trans core leadership by September 2020Changing the name of our organization…