Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Bikepacking Roots Now Accepting Applications for The BIPOC Bike Adventure Grant
Bikepacking Roots is excited to announce that they will be accepting applications for the BIPOC Bike Adventure Grant starting April 14, 2022. This grant program is in its second year and continues to help reduce barriers to bike adventure for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Awards will provide funding and mentoring for recipients to pursue an adventurous experience by bicycle.
Qualified applicants are those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color living in the United States. All levels of cycling experience are encouraged to apply. Applications can also be submitted by small informal groups planning to adventure together. The meaning of adventure is left up to applicants to define for themselves. The adventure could be a destination bikepacking expedition, a road bike tour, or a trip for day rides on backcountry trails. Awards can help with gear needs and support individuals working toward a bigger bikepacking trip by helping build skills, confidence, and experience through clinics, group events, or other programs.
Thanks to the generosity of countless individuals and outdoor brands, awards will range from $500 to $3,000+ for this grant cycle, and some equipment support will be available. Bikepacking Roots’ will offer a mentor to each recipient. The mentorship program will provide knowledge, inspiration, and support. Opportunities will also be created for recipients interested in sharing their stories more broadly. To learn more about the grant program and to apply, please visit Bikepacking Roots.
Applications must be received by no later than May 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of four BIPOC adventure cyclists, and mid-May will notify recipients.
Bikes or Death: Lael and Rue Asterisk
Patrick interviewed Lael and Rue after the whole upheaval over her AZT time. Give it a listen with an open mind, please. We’re working on a full AZT story and video from Lael’s effort. Let’s all learn from this experience.
Where Roads End – A Slow Journey on the North Coast 500
A slow journey on Scotland’s North Coast 500 with a hire bike from Inverness-based Ticket to Ride, staying in hostels, B&Bs and hotels along the route in Shieldaig, Ullapool, Invergordon and Inverness. A partnership between North Coast 500 & Bikepacking Scotland, supported by Komoot.
Route and more information: https://bikepackingscotland.com/nc500/
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration by @bicidelacruz
Bicidelacruz is an artist in Albuquerque and his latest sketch is for DOOM Bars, another ABQ brand.
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