WTF Bikexplorers launches Summit and Ride Series for 2018


WTF Bikexplorers are pleased to announce the first-ever WTF Bikexplorers Summit and Ride Series to be held in 2018, with events scheduled in Arizona, Oregon, California, Vermont, and Montana.

The Summit and Ride Series aims to support, celebrate and connect women, transgender, femme and non-binary people who also identify as gravel grinders, mountain bikers, bikepackers, day-rider explorers, long distance road riders, bicycle tourers, backpackers converting to bikepacking and individuals looking to incorporate camping with biking.

“I’ve been on some really life-changing tours in the past year and have met some of the most amazing women adventurers who share my zest for bicycle travel,” says WTF Bikexplorers co-organizer Nam Arya. “It’s been affirming and enriching to share knowledge, experience, and tips for maximizing fun and comfort on those long trips. I’m hoping that creating intentional spaces where WTF folks can gather, share, and learn will incubate a more radical cycling culture.”

The WTF Bikexplorers Summit will be an outdoor weekend of rides, clinics, gear testing, campfires and storytelling held August 16-19, 2018 at the beautiful Whitefish Bike Retreat in Whitefish, Montana. The Whitefish Bike Retreat, owned and operated by 7-time Great Divide Mountain Bike Route rider Cricket Butler, provides the ideal environment for the Summit with on-site camping, mountain bike trails, easy access to public lands and space for connecting with other W/T/F riders over campfires. Attendees will enjoy wholesome meals prepared by backcountry camp chef Tanesha Hartnagle. A full schedule of educational clinics, group rides, and interactive activities is being developed and will be announced early next year with ticket sales information.

Prior to the Summit, the WTF Bikexplores Ride Series will feature free, self-supported bike camping trips around the country to start connecting W/T/F riders in the lead up to the Summit. Specific locations, dates and additional details for each ride will be announced soon.

The WTF Bikexplorers Summit and Ride Series are being organized by Sarah Swallow, Nam Arya, Molly Sugar, Whitney Ford-Terry, Mary Lytle and Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell. Additional information on the Summit and Ride Series can be found at wtfbikexplorers.com. Interested riders are encouraged to sign up for email updates and follow WTF Bikexplorers on their preferred social media outlet to stay in touch as the events develop.


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