Please consider a donation to support the Silver Stallion (@Silverstallionbicyclecoffee), a small nonprofit 501(c)3 bike shop/coffeeshop located on the edge of the Navajo reservation in Gallup, NM with a mission to develop bicycle infrastructure for the Navajo Nation.
Through innovation, partnerships, and uniting people at the grassroots level, our goal is to expand upon our successes from this past year with a Mobile Ride Center (MRC). We plan to continue to grow bicycle industry support and build an infrastructure that connects the Diné people, culture, bikes, and our support as life-long cyclists.
The Navajo reservation is 27,000 sq miles and does not have a bike shop, they are also impacted by an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases and restrictions. The Silver Stallion has teamed up with the New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division, Catena Foundation, and Southwest Indian Foundation this past spring to launch a Mobile Ride Center (MRC) Free Bike Repair operation on the reservation. Over the course of 13 events, the MRC repaired a total of 454 bikes in 7 different communities and built 29 new bikes - all of which were used to kickstart a first-year riding club at a local school. In 2018, Silver Stallion Bikes founded the Gallup Composite NICA Team (GLP MTB). Since then the team has outgrown itself and two other NICA Teams have been developed, including a team composed of Diné youth.
Your donation will support:
-Mobile Ride Center: One Free Bike Repair event per week throughout the months of February to May 2021 (target goal of 480 repairs).
-Bicycle mechanic training & education
-4-6 paid mechanics at each event
-Coaching for two eight-week DEVO riding programs over the Spring and Summer for 5 groups (total of 35 kids) across the Navajo Nation and in Gallup.
-Expansion of trail systems
We thank you for our support and collaboration benefiting the Navajo Nation. Creating sustainable programs for wellness is incredibly important for the Navajo Nation and the youth we are supporting. We are creating a pathway for health and wellness that is fun and engaging for everyone in the community.