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FTWNB Led Cycling Events

Date July 18, 2023
With recent announcements from UCI banning transgender women from competing in the women’s category during races, we wanted to uplift events doing the amazing work to create spaces for the FTWNB community.  Here is a list of femme, trans, women, and non-binary led cycling events to support, follow, and attend.  This is not a comprehensive list by any means, so please add FTWNB led cycling events that should be recognized in the comments. GRIT MTB…

Black Cycling Orgs + Businesses

Date February 21, 2022
To celebrate Black History Month, we created a list of Black cycling organizations and businesses. Be sure to support, follow, and share this post during Black History Month and beyond. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, so please add Black-owned cycling businesses and organizations that should be recognized in the comments. ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS Black Foxes@the_blackfoxesAn international collective of Black cyclists. We control our own narratives. Black Girls Do Bike@blackgirlsdobikeA nonprofit organization…

BIPOC Cycling Businesses

Date November 26, 2021
Holiday Shopping PSA 📣 📣 📣 📣 During this holiday shopping season support BIPOC-led organizations and businesses in the cycling industry. Here is a non-exhaustive list to start from. Please tag other BIPOC-led brands in the comments so this can be an ever-evolving resource. *BIPOC is shorthand for Black, Indigenous and people of color. APPAREL A Quick Brown Fox@ayesuppose Casa Verde@therealcasaverde Cheese Cycling Club@cheese_cycling_club Comfortable Adventures@comfortable_adventures PedalEd@pedaledjapan BAGS & SOFTGOODS GaBang@g.a.b.a.n.g Outer Shell@outer.shell Post Carry Co@postcarryco…

Asian-Owned Cycling Businesses

Date May 26, 2021
To celebrate AAPI-month, we created a list of Asian-owned cycling businesses. Support, follow, and share this post to uplift the Asian cycling community! This is not a comprehensive list by any means, so please add Asian-owned cycling businesses that should be recognized in the comments. We also want to recognize that many bicycle frames, components, and parts are made in Asia. We are highlighting small to medium businesses in this list, but we acknowledge how…

What’s in My Bag

Date May 17, 2021
As the weather gets warmer and the days are longer, now’s the time to get your bikepacking setups dialed.  Olivia (she/they) from WTF Bikexplorers Atlanta created a handy ‘What’s in My Bag’ setup list to give you ideas on what to bring and how to organize your items. Olivia’s mantra is, “I am complete but I am not finished.” 💁🏾‍♀️  Take a look at the handy resource and reply with a comment on anything that…

BIPOC & FTWN-B Cycling Grants

Date April 16, 2021
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: Thee Abundance Mini-Grant Deadline: Wednesday, April 21stOverview: Five to seven women of color will receive free entry and support to race the Tour of Americas DairylandWhen & Where: June 17th – 27th, 2021 in Southeast, Wisconsin /…

AAPI Solidarity

Date March 18, 2021
RAR stands 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. Follow, donate and support these organizations. Atlanta National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Our mission is to build…

New Year New Name

Date February 16, 2021
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…

BIPOC Cycling Grants

Date October 15, 2020
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 APPLY HERE Bikepacking.com BIPOC Collective Routes Access Fund To help change the face of bikepacking…

Fire Suppression

Date September 11, 2020
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 not the only reason. Without regular burns, the landscape grew thick with…

8 Bikepacking Tips During COVID

Date July 21, 2020
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 and high-risk communities. Stick to the one tank of gas rule if…

Anti-Racism Resources

Date June 17, 2020
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 or amendments. Created and guidance by  @RaquelWillis,  @janetmock,  @Nalasimonet,  @MsPackyetti, @pfpicardi , and @dj_diabeatic. Artwork by @lavenderlilacviolet ….