The Westfjords Way Challenge is the first event of its kind – an ultra endurance race that values a connection with people and the places we ride. Our vision is to host a welcoming event that includes and removes barriers for those who are often excluded by the cycling and outdoor recreation communities.
With this in mind, the WFWC will sponsor five riders that identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) with travel support and race entry, with two of these being awarded through a scholarship application process.
The two scholarships will include free race entry, campground fees and travel support up to $2,000 to support and encourage Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to compete in the Westfjords Way Challenge. The scholarship can be used for anything needed for the event (flights, outfitting your bike, etc). Race organizers are happy to help coordinate travel and work with you on making sure you have everything you need for a successful race. We hope that you can join us and look forward to learning more about you with your application.
- Black, Indigenous or POC athlete who is of age 18+ at time of application submission
- Must be available for the race dates and recommended to add one or two days for travel before and after the race (June 26 – July 5)
- A love for cycling and the commitment/ physical ability to finish the race within the best of your ability
- Should own a bike capable of completing the race (we recommend a bike that can fit at least 40mm tires)