This year’s summit sold out in 2 hrs! We had no idea it would fill this quickly and are truly humbled. Though this is exciting, it is also bittersweet. We wish everyone could join us this year in Vernonia but unfortunately the venue is at capacity and we are not able to offer more tickets.
But keep an eye on the WTF Facebook group for folks who may have bought a ticket but may need to change their plans, this happened last year and opened up some room for ticket exchange.
For folks who were not able to get tickets this year, we encourage you to think about hosting or joining one of the WTF Grassroots Rides listed on our website. You can submit a ride for any time in 2019 and we will share it with the community so folks can continue to connect with each other.
The second annual WTF Bikexplorers Summit will be an outdoor weekend of rides, clinics, gear testing, campfires and storytelling in Vernonia, Oregon. The goal of this summit is to support, celebrate, and connect Women, Trans, Femme, non-binary, and genderqueer cyclists who use their bicycles to explore.
Prior to the Summit in August, WTF Bikexplorers will be launching regional rides and an ambassador program to connect the greater community of WTF Bikexplorers at a regional and local level.
With the popularity of adventure cycling it is important to have safe(r) spaces for women, trans, and non-binary cyclists that facilitate growth, encourage exploration and support new challenges. We use our bicycles to explore, heal, and change the world we live in for the better.
Located on Chinook and Clatskanie Lands, the small settler town of Vernonia is located about an hour north-west of the metropolitan city of Portland, OR. Nestled within the Clatstop and Tillamook State Forests this location provides plenty of options for pre or post Summit riding. The Nehalem River cradles this small valley town and its growing cycling community home to the Crown Zellerback Trail (CZ) and the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.
Vernonia Springs features on-site camping, easy access to L.L. Stub Stewart Park and the Banks-Vernonia Trail offering an accessible and fun venue for rides, stories, and campfires.This gathering space is located on a gorgeously maintained 28 acres of forest land with a trout pond, creek and abundant springs. It offers enough on-site lodging and camping for everyone participating in the Summit. Lodging options include yurts, walled tents, car camping, and tent camping.