Do you believe it is vitally important to include women’s voices in the gravel biking industry and to have more female leadership in your community? Our goal at Gravel Bike Adventures is to encourage all people (especially women and members of the LGBTQ+ community) to venture onto dirt roads through offering curated, reviewed and recommended routes from rad ladies who are leading by example. If you identify as a woman and have a passion for sharing the great gravel routes in your local community, love planning, exploring, taking pictures, and generally enjoy spreading good vibes by being a good human, we’d love to hear from you!
We are looking for a total 10 gravel riders from across the country to be route ambassadors. (As a large majority of our rides are in Colorado, we are specifically looking for ambassadors outside of Colorado. However, if you live in CO and are especially interested, please still send us your application for consideration. Ambassadors from outside the US will also be accepted.)
2023 applications are being accepted now.
What is involved in being a GBA Route Ambassador?
· A year-long commitment to a partnership with Gravel Bike Adventures. · Agreeing to be an inclusive and supportive member of the gravel biking community. · Submitting a total of your 5 best/favorite routes from your state or local area. See what all is needed to submit a route HERE. You will be required to submit 2-3 routes in the first half of the year between Jan-June, and 2-3 routes in the second half of the year between July-December. You MAY submit routes in areas other than your home base. (ex: If you travel to do a race or event and have checked with the race director or organizer to get permission to share the route.) · Agreeing to purchasing a custom Pactimo-crafted Gravel Bike Adventures Jersey or Kit. · After receiving your jersey or kit and (free) stickers from Gravel Bike Adventures, agreeing to wear the gear often and pass out stickers to tell other cyclists how to find the best gravel routes on our website. · Sharing you gravel biking photos on social media, tagging us and our sponsors when appropriate.
Benefits of being a GBA Route Ambassador?
· Receive several year-long discounts for quality biking products and services. We don't currently have discounts secured for 2023, but examples of discounts from last year included: Skratch Labs (50% off), Rapha (20% off one item), Bike Flights (20% off shipping boxes), Smith Optics (3 items at a 40% discount), Panaracer (one set of gravel tires for 20% off). · Receive free Gravel Bike Adventures stickers and decals to share with your community and cyclists you meet on the trails and dirt roads. (The decals were generously donated by Rich Avery of RC Image!)
· You will be promoted each time your routes are published on our site, with the chance to tout the other good things you are currently doing in your community.
· Having the chance to lead by example in your local community and having a wider-reaching platform to show how YOU, and other women have an important place in the gravel biking industry.