Update 12/21/2016: Lavanya Pant has been chosen as the “Lael’s Globe of Adventure” Women’s Scholarship recipient.  Learn more on the blog in a post titled “Introducing Lavanya Pant”.

The “Lael’s Globe of Adventure” Women’s Scholarship is available to one female rider who intends to ride most or all of the Baja Divide in the 2016-2017 season.  Named for Lael Wilcox and her adventurous exploits by bike, the applicant should possess an interest in international travel and global cultures, have some off-pavement bicycle touring experience (or substantive paved touring, bikepacking, or travel experience), and be willing to share her ride on the Baja Divide through writing, photography, visual art, or music. Thanks to the generous support of Advocate Cycles and Revelate Designs, the recipient of this scholarship will receive:

Advocate Cycles 27.5+ Hayduke or Seldom Seen

-Revelate Designs luggage kit including Ranger framebag, Sweetroll and Pocket handlebar system, Viscacha seatbag, and Gas Tank top tube bag

-$1000 community-funded travel stipend (minimum amount)

Big Agnes tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad

-One year Adventure Cycling Association membership and hardcover book “The Story of the Trans America Bicycle Trail

The recipient will be expected to provide one substantial written piece to Advocate Cycles, Revelate Designs, and the Baja Divide website.  Application deadline is November 11, 2016. The recipient will be announced on November 18, 2016.

Download the scholarship application here: “Lael’s Globe of Adventure” Women’s Scholarship for the Baja Divide 2016-2017

English lessons on the Baja Divide, Bukowski provides the text.