Bikepacking Roots is Seeking New Members for Board of Directors

Bikepacking Roots is increasing and diversifying their Board of Administrators and are welcoming functions from people trying to be a optimistic affect for and inside the bikepacking neighborhood. The Board of Administrators is made up of passionate volunteers who act as representatives of the group and as advocates for the bikepacking neighborhood, the experiences we collectively search, and the landscapes via which we trip.

Who’s Bikepacking Roots? They’re the one non-profit group devoted to supporting and advancing bikepacking, rising a various bikepacking neighborhood, and creating skilled routes. In addition they advocate for the conservation of the landscapes and public lands via which we trip and for continued entry to backcountry trails. The group values human-powered journey and an inclusive, engaged, and knowledgeable membership, now practically 6,000 robust, that makes a optimistic influence as all of us discover by bike. Previously yr, Bikepacking Roots has created the Bears Ears Loops and the Northwoods Route, the BIPOC Bike Journey Grant, developed a bikepacking curriculum for the Nationwide Interscholastic Biking Affiliation, and has been concerned in advocacy efforts all throughout the West.

“Our Board is instrumental in serving to chart the path of this community-driven non-profit,” explains Govt Director Kurt Refsnider. “The Board additionally makes certain that we’re as environment friendly as attainable with our finances so as to maximize our influence.”

Bikepacking Roots is striving for the composition of its Board of Administrators to replicate an more and more numerous and inclusive bikepacking neighborhood. Specifically, they’re searching for candidates who characterize non-dominant identities as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or FTW (femme, transgender, girls). People of all ages, identities, skills, and sizes are inspired to use. Board members don’t should be bikepackers however ideally can contribute experience, steerage, and dedication in areas that strengthen Bikepacking Roots’ skill and capability to pursue their mission. These talent areas might embody (in no explicit order)

Fundraising and improvement

Cultivating an inclusive, numerous, and equitable outside recreation neighborhood

Public relations/advertising and marketing and communications

Mountain bike, public lands, and/or conservation advocacy

Recreation and route infrastructure improvement

The Board is chargeable for overseeing the achievement of the group’s mission, strategic planning, monetary oversight, and contributing to organizational progress via devoted committee work and fundraising. And the group is in search of ~6 new members as they increase and diversify the group.

To study extra about this chance and to use, please go to bikepackingroots.org/joinourboard.html Bikepacking Roots will start reviewing functions on September 14th.