SJ BROOKS BIKEXPLORERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship opportunities will be announced in 2020.

SJ BROOKS

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.