WTF is shorthand for Womxn, Trans, Femme. By incorporating this acronym into our name, we are seeking to connect with people who self-identify with those identities or identify as non-binary. We acknowledge that letters and labels only go so far and that, above all, we seek to respect whatever words people use to describe themselves. We hope to engage in a conversation where we can learn more about our community as it relates to bikepacking and outside of cycling.
While we are grateful for our allies, participation in the Summit and Ride Series is intended only for WTF and non-binary self-identifying riders. Thank you for your understanding and feel free to contact us about other ways you can provide support.
Yes! We don’t care what gender you were assigned at birth, Trans and non-binary cyclists are absolutely welcome and encouraged to participate in our rides and retreat! We acknowledge that letters and labels only go so far and that, above all, we seek to respect whatever words people use to describe themselves.
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. Allies of the WTF Bikexplorer community are welcome to reach out to find ways to support our efforts!
Our Ride Series will feature free, self-supported bikepacking trips in regions across the United States. It is our goal that the Ride Series will serve as an accessible way for more WTF and gender non-conforming self-identifying riders to join in the fun of learning, supporting, and celebrating each other close to home.
Whitefish is a beautiful town tucked into the Rocky Mountains in NW Montana and is a hub for bicycle travelers along three major Adventure Cycling Association bike routes: The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, The Northern Tier, and The Great Parks North. It is close to Glacier National Park and surrounded by lots of public land perfect for exploring by bike.
By train – Whitefish station is a stop on Amtrak’s Empire Builder line in Whitefish, Montana. In addition to the Empire Builder, a once-daily Greyhound Express bus service also links the station to Kalispell and Missoula.
By plane – Glacier Park International Airport (airport code FCA) is only 11 miles away from Whitefish. Glacier Park International is served by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, Delta Connection, Allegiant and United Airlines.
By bike – Want to ride to the Summit? There are many ways to get here by bike, paved, gravel or otherwise. We encourage you to check out Adventure Cycling Association’s interactive network map, peruse the Ride with GPS route directory , or reach out on the WTF Facebook page for recommendations and community feedback.
The Summit is being hosted at the Whitefish Bike Retreat, less than 10 miles from downtown Whitefish. There will be opportunities for on-site lodge and camping – additional details and costs will be available soon. Attendees are also welcome to seek out other camping and lodging opportunities in the area.
Is your brand looking for a unique way to connect with the WTF community? We’d love to discuss the opportunities we have available to form a mutually beneficial relationship. Reach out to us through our contact form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly!
We are so grateful for your interest in supporting our events and community! Better defined volunteer opportunities will be announced soon – please subscribe to our newsletter so that you’ll be first to know when we’ve put out a call for awesome volunteers to help us make these special events happen.
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For safety reasons, and the high volume of guests on site, we kindly request that pets be kept at home. Close-mindedness and bad attitudes are better left at home as well. Thank you for understanding.
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