Bikepacking can be an inaccessible endeavor for many reasons, one of which is the cost of bags, camping equipment, and a bike. To tackle this head-on, the Atlanta chapter of Radical Adventure Riders (RAR ATL) recently put together a community gear library to loan out equipment and bikes and help break down one of those barriers to entry. Riders who identify as femme, trans, women, and/or nonbinary are welcome to use this resource. To celebrate this achievement, the Queer Cyclist YouTube channel put together this video describing how the gear library came to be and how it works. Watch it below and stay tuned for a how-to guide on putting together a gear library for your community.
“We hope to get as many folks as possible to know about us so we can really be a resource to the community and support people along their bike camping journey…”
RAR creates more inclusive spaces in the cycling community by moving toward enhancing gender inclusivity and racial equity in the bicycle and outdoor adventure scene. Browse the RAR ATL Gear Library here, and if you’re interested in contributing, you can donate here.
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