WTF Bikexplorers, a community for Women, Trans, Femme and non-binary bicycle adventurers announce the first-ever summit and ride series in 2018…


Start: August 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am

End: August 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


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Organizer: WTF Bikexplorers


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.

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.

  • Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell, WTF Bikexplorers Summit
  • Mary Lyle, WTF Bikexplorers Summit
  • Molly sugar, WTF Bikexplorers Summit
  • Sarah swallow, WTF Bikexplorers Summit
  • Nam Arya, WTF Bikexplorers Summit
  • Whitney Ford Terry, WTF Bikexplorers Summit

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 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.

Ticket sales and details about the summit schedule will be announced soon.

Please contact WTF Bikexplorers to discuss sponsorship opportunities, or if you have any questions about attending the WTF Bikexplorers Summit or ride series.

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