Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Dził Diyiní Biyí Iiná Hóló: Life Within the Sacred Mountains at Rezduro 2022
Rezduro takes place in the remote community of Hardrock, Arizona which is located on the Black Mesa plateau/region on the Navajo Nation. What started out as a vision by Nigel James and friends has turned into the first and only Indigenous-led mountain bike enduro race. Nigel James dreamed of bridging his grandparents’ sheep herding trails with his passion for mountain bike enduro racing as a result, Rezduro was born in 2021. Rezduro is organized by Diné (the Navajo people) on Diné lands.
People for Bikes and Ride Spot Present: Ride for Gratitude – Silver Stallion Century
Our friends at Silver Stallion have a fundraiser going on right now with People for Bikes and Ride Spot:
“In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we pledged to donate $10 for each of the first 500 riders who completed a Ride for Gratitude Challenge to Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee Works. Thanks to your outstanding participation, we hit our goal in the first week! With half of November still to go, our friends at SRAM generously offered to match our $5,000 donation if we can get 200 riders to ride 100 miles by the end of the month! That’s 100 miles total, not all at once. Silver Stallion is a small nonprofit bicycle recyclery based in Gallup, NM, serving Dinétah (the Navajo Nation) and the surrounding communities with a mission to empower and develop youth and young adult vocational skills in the bicycle repair and specialty coffee industries.”
Find out how you can help out at People for Bikes!
Trail Butter’s Tart Cherry & Pistachio Almond Butter Blend is a Collaboration with Silver Stallion
Trail Butter is a supporter of our friends at Silver Stallion down in Gallup, NM and they have teamed up to produce a run of Tart Cherry & Pistachio Almond Butter Blend with 10% of the proceeds going to Silver Stallion’s efforts. 10% adds up and Silver Stallion can use all the help they can get. If you like Trail Butter, I highly suggest you try this new flavor. See more at Trail Butter and see our Reportage from Silver Stallion in the Related archives below!
Resourcefulness and a Community Endeavor: Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee Works in Gallup, NM
A while back, we featured the photography of Shaun Marcus and the writing of Jon Yazzie in our Reportage section, documenting the Dzil ta’ah Adventures Navajo Youth Bike-Packrafting Adventure Series. That story took place in Nazlini, AZ, and it served as an introduction to the readers of the Radavist about the Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee Works. All last year, the Navajo Nation fought the Covid-19 pandemic, as it spread across the expansive reservation which covers over 27,000 miles of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. This year, with the vaccination efforts pushing forward, I felt like it was finally safe to travel three hours south to Gallup, New Mexico upon invitation to get a first-hand experience of what the Silver Stallion has been up to…
Coming Off a Wonderful Weekend With Silver Stallion in the Navajo Nation
Things are moving a bit slow over here this morning after I spent the weekend in Arizona with the Silver Stallion team riding trails with kids and documenting a very busy Sunday in Fort Defiance at the Silver Stallion mobile bike shop pop-up in the Navajo Nation. Being present while this team worked all day in the sun and wind on its community’s bikes was a wonderful thing to witness, so expect some Reportage coming up next week. For now, I just wanted to say thank you to the entire Silver Stallion team for being such great hosts.
The Mobile Bike Shop Travelling Navajo Nation
In 2020, the New Mexico’s Outdoor Equity Fund invested $10,000 in Silver Stallion‘s Mobile Bike Center, a van-based bike shop that’s been driving around the Navajo Nation for the past six months repairing hundreds of kids’ bikes.
In this video, the co-founders of Silver Stallion – former pro cyclist Scott Nydam and Diné photographer Shaun Price – take us behind the wheel of the shop and the group’s mission to address systemic inequities on Navajo Nation.
Presented by the Outdoor Recreation Division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Video shot by Shaun Price.