RAR Programs

RAR creates networks and programs to support FTWN-B and BIPOC in the cycling and outdoors scene.

SJ Brooks Scholarship

The SJ Brooks Scholarship seeks to increase access, reduce barriers, and center voices specifically for BIPOC cyclists who identify as FTWN-B.

RAR Chapters

RAR Chapters are communities at a local level. Chapters will host locally organized events, while RAR provides resources and monetary support for their efforts.

Cycling Industry Pledge

CIP holds companies accountable to advance DEI in the cycling community with signees making a commitment to actions outlined in the pledge.

Within & Without Podcast

Within & Without is a new podcast series sharing stories, interviews, and event highlights by and for the RAR community.

Get Rad Be Radical Publication

The first issue of Get Rad Be Radical, It’s About Bikes, But Not About Bikes, creates a platform where everyone can see and experience what it means to be a rad adventure rider.

Gravel Race Team & Squad

The RAR Gravel Race Team and Squad supports, celebrates and connects our growing community in the gravel racing and adventure cycling scene.

Past Programs

AUGUST 2019

Hosted the WTF BX Summit in Vernonia, Oregon with over 200 attendees – tickets sold out in less than 2 hours. The summit was part skillshare, part retreat, and part ride for the FTWN-B and BIPOC community. We also hosted a pre-summit campout and ride from the Chris King Farm outside of Portland to the Summit in Vernonia.

MARCH 2019 – MARCH 2020

Launched the Grassroots Ride Series with twenty trips hosted by local organizers across the U.S. and internationally. The Grassroots Ride Series was a movement toward creating a stronger FTWN-B network through overnight and multi-day bikepacking adventures.

AUGUST 2018

Hosted the WTF BX Summit in Whitefish, Montana with over 100 attendees. Sessions included Route Making and Navigating, Anti-Oppression 101, A User’s Guide to Public Lands, and Do It Yourself Bikepacking Hacks. Each session provided an opportunity to learn, share and grow into a more confident and caring cyclist. 

APRIL – AUGUST 2018

Hosted free six nationwide multi-day adventures to connect FTWN-B cyclists in the backcountry, on bicycles, and around the campfire. Trips were hosted by WTF BX co-founders in California, Oregon, Montana, Vermont, and Arizona.

2021 Primary Supporters

Thank you to the generous primary supporters for making RAR programs possible.