Searching for connection and bike-filled friendship fueled Nikki, Becca, Iza, and Hannah’s personal journeys in finding their way to RAR and to each other.
In spring 2021, the four decided to facilitate a RAR Bring on Spring Ride, had a blast with the FTWN-B riders that came out, and the rest was history. When the opportunity to become an official chapter was presented, the group jumped at the opportunity and look forward to seeing the FTWN-B and BIPOC community grow and thrive within cycling in Utah.
Iza (they/them), an environmental educator, is passionate about ecology and the outdoors. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, stolen Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi lands, their proximity to the outdoors was limited. It wasn’t until they attended Prescott College that they discovered their love of the outdoors and bikes. Iza grew especially fond of mountain biking when they joined the Prescott College cycling team and since then they have been riding recreationally, hoping to find a cycling community they can find camaraderie in. They value RAR’s mission of moving towards enhancing gender inclusivity and racial equity in the bicycle and outdoor adventure scene and are excited to support in growing the RAR community in Salt Lake City.
Nikki Navio (she/her) was 7 years old when she immigrated from the Philippines to the United States and settled on Dena’ina Lands of Anchorage, Alaska with her family. She enjoys riding all types of bikes, and believes in the power of bikes in building community. When not on two wheels, Nikki’s days are dedicated to working with communities and planning for better regional transportation and mobility in Utah’s Wasatch Front as a transportation planner. She looks forward to RAR Salt Lake City’s community growing and advocating for more inclusive spaces within cycling in Utah.
Rebecca (she/her) is a New York native who moved to Salt Lake City in 2018. When she isn’t working as a legal assistant suing insurance companies for mental health benefits she is surely riding one of her bikes. After working as a bike tour guide in Southeast Alaska she completely fell in love with biking of all types and is really excited to have a larger community to share it with!
Hannah (she/her) is a writer and rider, who started commuting by bike in high school before riding further and further. She now prefers Big Dumb Rides with plenty of pals and plenty of snack stops. A member of the RAR Gravel Team, Hannah is eager to expand on building community locally with the RAR SLC Chapter.
Eleven RAR Chapters will advocate, support, and uplift BIPOC and FTWN-B cyclists in their local communities! Find a RAR Chapter in your area and learn more about each group.
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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. … Continue reading RAR Chapter Selections