Scholarship opportunities will be announced in 2020.
The WTF Bikexplorers Scholarships are named after SJ Brooks. SJ was the founder of the Seattle chapter of Friends on Bikes, a cycling group that fosters a community for women, trans, femme, and non-binary people of color who love riding bikes. SJ was scheduled to speak about Friends on Bikes and be a part of the queer people of color panel at the WTF Bikexplorers Summit in August 2018.
On May 19th, 2018 SJ was fatally attacked by a cougar while biking outside of Seattle. SJ’s death was a huge loss to the cycling community and they were a positive light who worked tirelessly to create change. By naming the scholarships after SJ, we hope to honor and pass on their legacy to future bikexplorers.