RAR creates networks and programs to support FTWN-B* and BIPOC* folks in the cycling and outdoors scene.
*FTWN-B is shorthand for femme, transgender, women, and non-binary. BIPOC is shorthand for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. We acknowledge that letters and labels only go so far and that, above all, we seek to respect whatever words people use to describe themselves. We hope to engage in a conversation where we can learn more about one another.
RAR Chapters are cycling communities at a local level. Chapters will host locally organized events, while RAR provides resources and monetary support for their efforts.
SJ Brooks Scholarship
The SJ Brooks Scholarship seeks to increase access, reduce barriers, and center voices specifically for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) cyclists who are trans, women, intersex, and/or genderqueer (TWIG).
Get Rad Publication
The Get Rad Be Radical publication creates a platform where everyone can see and experience what it means to be a radical adventure rider.
Cycling Industry Pledge
CIP works to hold 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 six-episode podcast sharing stories, interviews, and event highlights created by and for the radical adventure community.
MARCH 2020 – DECEMBER 2021
RAR Gravel Team
An incredible team of ambassadors represented and shared the RAR Gravel Program’s mission at major gravel events such as Midsouth, SBT Gravel, and Grinduro California. We provided monetary stipends, and gear support such as Specialized bikes, Velocio apparel, Swift Industries bags, and more.
Second WTF BX Summit
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
Grassroots Ride Series
Launched the Grassroots Ride Series with twenty bikepacking 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.
Inaugural WTF BX Summit
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, Do It Yourself Bikepacking Hacks, and much more. 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.