Just announced, the new NWC (North West Competitive) Adventure Access Fund aims to provide financial assistance, training, and gear sponsorship for BIPOC individuals and other marginalized groups to have increased access to the outdoors. Learn more here…

The NWC (North West Competitive) Adventure Access Fund is the latest initiative to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and other marginalized groups within the cycling industry. Executive Director Jesse Blough from Bend, Oregon, has teamed up with Jenny Tough, Maggie Min, and Jackie Baker to provide “financial resources, equipment, and training to applicants from these communities who are new to adventuring, as well as those looking to achieve specific goals.”

Although the initiative is centred around cycling, Jesse let us know that they are not limiting their selection to cyclists, and will invite any prospective adventurers from marginalized groups apply for a grant. The NWC Adventure Access Fund will create a more inclusive outdoor community that celebrates diversity and adventure by providing the following to selected applicants:

  • Equipment, supplies, and financial resources for new and prospective marginalized adventurers
  • Skills (riding, mechanical, basic survival/first aid, etc.) and gear workshops
  • Basic training for home and field bike maintenance
  • Training and nutrition advice from top athletes in the ultra-endurance community
  • Event support, including transportation and financial assistance
  • Group rides, social events, and networking opportunities

Grant applications will be made available once funding is secured from sponsors and public supporters. In the meantime, you can donate to the fund here. Head over to NWCompetitive.com to learn more.



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