The outdoor industry is making strides in diversity. Even so, some sports like mountain biking and cycling still have a lot to do.
Bikepacking Roots " The new program, the BIPOC Bike Adventure Grant, was created to remove the barriers that BIPOC individuals face in cycling adventures. And grant applications are now open.
“We created this scholarship program to help remove the barriers that BIPOC individuals face in their cycling adventure. And we leave it to the applicants to define what "adventure" means to them, "wrote Bikepacking Roots.
Bikepacking has several important business partners who continuously support its work and the bikepacking community. This subsidy was also made possible through donations from almost 50 cycling and outdoor brands.
“Thanks to the generosity of countless individuals and brands, we're excited to offer awards between $ 500 and $ 3,000. Additional equipment support and guidance will be available, ”wrote Bikepacking.
BIPOC Bike Grant details
The scholarships cover a range of adventures – from funding a trip to a bike packing destination to covering the cost of a bike course or workshop.
And recipients can even use the scholarship to attend Bikepacking Roots Rendezvous events or to teach it for a relevant program.
Click here to learn more about the scholarship program and eligibility. Bikepacking will accept applications until November 8th and will notify recipients by mid-December.
Don't you want to apply? Consider contributing to expanding the reach of the grant program.
“If 'Bicycle Adventure' resonates with you in any way, you see the value of those experiences. Please encourage your favorite brands to strengthen and support this initiative, ”asked Bikepacking. Forty-six brands have already pledged support, including Salsa Cycles, WTB, Pearl Izumi, Blackburn and others.
Bikepacking Roots is the only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting bikepacking, building a diverse bikepacking community, and preserving the landscapes and public areas they ride through. Bikepacking Roots has around 6,000 members.
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