The WTF Bikexplorers was founded by six friends who share a passion for adventure cycling and wish to encourage, support and celebrate a wider representation of riders within the cycling community. WTF Bikexplorers is also YOU – any WTF self-identifying rider that loves to explore by bicycle.
(she/her) is an entrepreneur, activist and cyclist based in Portland, OR. Jocelyn loves off-road riding in every form and is an active advocate for sustainable trail access, currently serving as the president of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance, the governing body for North America’s premiere long-distance mountain bike route. She founded the Komorebi Cycling Team in spring 2015 to empower women to adventure by bicycle and has lead dozens of folks out for their first bikepacking experience. After more than a decade working in sustainable transportation, including launching bike share systems in cities across the US, Jocelyn is now the owner/CEO of GO Box, a service the provides reusable food and drink containers that eliminating the need for single use plastic disposables.
(she/her) is a queer visual artist, budtender, and adventure rider located in Portland, OR. Her freelance portfolio consists of many illustrations for cycling events, organizations, & individuals. As an illustrator, Mary holds the importance of representing the WTF community in her characters. When she is not drawing bike riders, cats, or cannabis— Mary can be found selling cannabis goods at a local dispensary. On her days off, she prefers to get out on 25-mile adventure rides, in which there is plenty of time to eat snacks, get high, & lost.
(she/her) is continually searching for ways to intersect grassroots organizing with art and design to create a more inclusive cycling community. She is a Kona ambassador and the founder of Friends on Bikes, a group for women of color, trans and gender non-conforming BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) who love cycling. Aside from organizing, Molly is the lead designer for Ride with GPS, a website and app for cyclists. She is on the board for Bikepacking Roots, and her newest passion is to create bikepacking routes that are accessible for all levels within the Pacific Northwest (and beyond).
(she/her) is a professional adventure cyclist, event organizer, writer and route developer. She uses her experiences exploring by bike to inspire and encourage others to use the bicycle as a tool to learn more about themselves and the world around them. After spending 10-years working in bike shops and 5-years owning her own shop, she set out to ride across the U.S. following dirt roads to explore the possibilities the bicycle could offer. She hasn’t stopped since. Sarah is an adventure ambassador for Specialized Bicycles and Ride with GPS, a contributor to Bikepacking.com, and an occasional writer for Lonely Planet, Adventure Cyclist, and Adventure Journal. Her latest project was organizing the Ruta Del Jefe Challenge, which was a 125-mile adventure race created to raise awareness of the environmental, political, and humanitarian threats occurring in the borderlands.
(she/her) is a first generation Tibetan immigrant, and an aspiring writer/photographer looking to bring empowered narratives for folks who don’t benefit from race, class, and gender privileges. She feels most comfortable at intersections. Nam’s love for bicycling comes from her years of experience in environmental activism. She believes that the bicycle is the most effective vehicle for personal, social, economic, and spiritual liberation.
(they/them) is a curator, organizer, and adventure cyclist based in Santa Cruz, CA. They are a regional advisor for Bikepacking Roots and worked for several years as a Tours Specialist and Tour Leader for the Adventure Cycling Association. Overwhelmed by the toxicity of the tourism industry Whitney left the full time bike life and returned to the museum field where they now work to organize collaborative exhibitions that help dismantle social norms and share underrepresented stories. You can find their essays on art and cycling in Adventure Cyclist Magazine and The Bikepacking Jornal. Whitney is currently working on an exhibition for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History on the story and impact of Mountain Biking.
(he/him) Izzy is a retired bike mechanic turned researcher, who believes that bikes are a key to self-discovery and collective liberation. When not riding bikes, he is a researcher in the Center on Youth Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice (abolition now!), as well as an mechanic-instructor with Cascade Bicycle Club.
(she/her) is the brown queer daughter of Indian immigrant parents, a travel nurse, bike tourist, and writer. She has bicycled over 10,000 miles in the last five years: in 2014, she bicycled solo from San Diego to Montreal; in 2017, she biked across India from the Himalayas to Kerala, the state at the tip of the subcontinent where her family is from. Her writing has been featured in numerous literary and travel platforms, and her bike travel has been featured on several podcasts, including the Dirtbag Diaries. She is working on a book about biking across her homeland.
(she/her) grew up in the swamps of Florida and has literally biked through a hurricane. After living the competitive equestrian world for 5 years, she decided it was time to bike out of the swamp for good; a 5,000-mile bike adventure that landed her in Portland, Oregon. She currently works full-time fundraising to keep families from losing their homes from the Portland housing crisis and loves filling her free time with all-things bike community: leading “Spooky Spokes” bike rides every Friday the 13th, is an active member of the Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee and volunteers for Cycle Oregon. Above all, she is most enchanted by bike-travel. Her next big bike dream is to ride throughout Indonesia to experience her grandmother’s home first-hand.