Thanks for supporting the Washoe Youth Outdoor Expedition Program. Your donations will help buy mountain bikes and other outdoor gear for the Washoe Tribe.
May 29th we will stand up against the Minden 6pm siren and ride 29miles and climb 5k feet from Minden to South Lake Tahoe in support and to raise funds.
Sundown Siren Protest Ride
The Sundown Siren Fundraiser Ride will raise money for the Outdoor ExpeditionProgram of the Washoe Tribe. We are also raising awareness of the long history of the Washoe people on the trails around Lake Tahoe (6000+ years), and the Minden "sundown" siren that rings every night at 6pm.
Riders Against Racism (RAR) uses mountain biking and other human powered outdoor sports to break down barriers to outdoor recreation.
Through our fundraising rides we promote diversity among cyclists while building outreach to the BIPOC community through friendly competition in our virtual events.
The first RAR in the fall of 2020 included outreach to the Washoe Tribe near Lake Tahoe to support their efforts to silence the Minden 6pm "sundown" siren. For more information on the history of the siren check out this online petition we started in the summer of 2020: http://chng.it/VgwNWKCGGy
Here is a news story about the sundown siren featuring RAR founder Matt Niswonger along with some of our allies within the Washoe:
Moving forward, RAR participants can ride in the name of or fundraise for an organization in their own community that does anti-racist work.