The Rally for Rangers Foundation is inviting applicants to join two incredible adventure motorcycle rallies in 2019: Mongolia and Nepal. The Foundation will again support its mission – Protecting the worlds most special places one motorcycle at a time – by bringing a total of 30 new motorcycles and other needed outdoor gear to park rangers in these two countries.
Rangers around the world face great personal risk and overcome enormous challenges to protect some of the most important species and landscapes on earth. They often do so over vast territory, with limited and poor-quality equipment, and with minimal pay and support. Rally for Rangers is changing that. New motorcycles and outdoor gear allow these rangers to cover more territory, respond more quickly to illegal activity such as poaching, and travel more safely and successfully protecting these remarkable parks.
Committed individual adventure riders and their supporters have already purchased and delivered 73 new motorcycles to national parks in Mongolia and Argentina over the past four years. The first rally scheduled for 2019 will take place in August (dates TBD) bringing 15 bikes to rangers protecting the endangered Saiga antelope in eastern Mongolia. The second rally, October 25 – November 5, 2019 will bring bikes to protect endangered tigers and rhinos and finish at the World Ranger Congress in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Applicants must demonstrate considerable off-road motorcycle experience as well as the capacity to fundraise $9500 which includes the purchase of a new motorcycle for donation as well as in-country expenses for the duration of each rally. All donations towards the new motorcycles and other donated gear are tax deductible in the US. Rally for Rangers 2019 is made possible through incredible partnerships with Aplinestars, Big Agnes, Fisher Creative, Jetboil, Klim, Lenovo, MotoSkiveez, Mongol Ecology Center, Mongolia Quest, Petrovis, Rev’it, SENA, Sika, and Trend Digital.
Interested applicants can learn more and apply to participate at www.rallyforrangers.org.