Introducing the “Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship! Winner will receive a $1000 travel stipend, a Specialized Diverge, bags by Revelate Designs, Big Agnes Camping Gear, Patagonia apparel and more…

Posted by Logan Watts

The “Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship is available to one female rider who will design and ride a 1,000 mile route in Alaska during the summer of 2018. Based off of Lael Wilcox's 2017 summer project to ride all of the major roads in Alaska, this scholarship is intended to enable another woman to engage in her own bicycle adventure in Alaska. Thanks to the generous support of Specialized Bicycles and Revelate Designs, the recipient of the scholarship will receive:

  • Specialized Diverge bicycle, helmet, and shoes
  • Revelate Designs bikepacking bags
  • Big Agnes tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Patagonia apparel
  • GU Nutrition
  • Copy of The Milepost guidebook
  • $1000 community funded travel stipend (minimum amount)

Lael Rides Alaska Women's Scholarship

  • Lael Rides Alaska Women's Scholarship
  • Lael Rides Alaska Women's Scholarship

The recipient will be expected to share their trip on Instagram while traveling and provide a blog post for Specialized, Revelate Designs and Big Agnes after the trip concludes. Application deadline is March 17, 2018. The recipient will be announced on March 26, 2018. Download the scholarship application here and email it to lael.wilcox AT

  • Lael Rides Alaska Women's Scholarship
  • Lael Rides Alaska Women's Scholarship
  • Kurt Schneider


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    Consider posting the application in PDF form. Great promotional idea!

  • Łukasz Smogorowski

    Is it also for women from other countries?

  • Yes, I think so.

  • Georgina Susan


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    They will also accept application from a man, yes?

  • Lael Wilcox


  • Lael Wilcox

    yes, absolutely!

  • cwcwcwcwcw

    What if man is really nice?

  • Carrie Tomlinson

    Bummer I just saw this. Any possible extension?

  • Carrie Tomlinson

    Too bad I only just saw this. Any chance of this happening in future years?

  • Quite possible – I’d reach out to Lael to inquire.

  • Not likely – but see Lael’s contact info in last paragraph above…

  • Dani Serrano Mtz

    where will the winner be announced?

  • Bill Poindexter

    So happy your doing this Lael, when I rode the Divide last summer I was so impressed on how I saw more women solo riders than men, all different shape and sizes and from all walks of life! You all are inspiring!
    Thanks for your efforts!!!

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