If we haven’t already made it abundantly clear, most everyone at Dero loves bikes. What you might not know is that many of us got our starts in the bike world working at local bike shops. In 2015 when our friends at Quality Bicycle Products approached us about helping sponsor a femme, trans, and women-only scholarship to help more underrepresented folks gain bike mechanic and industry skills, we jumped at the opportunity.
Three years later, we are proud to continue our support of QBP’s Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship. Read the full details and find the link to apply below.
The QBP Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship is dedicated to increasing gender diversity within the bike industry. Funded by QBP and brand partners, scholarship recipients attend the United Bicycle Institute’s 2-week Professional Repair and Shop Operation class in Oregon.
Equipped with the expertise and connections gained from this class, scholarship recipients can affect even greater change in their communities, making bikekind a more inclusive place for us all. Through hands-on learning, component-by-component study, and formal lecture, scholarship recipients come away with the skills to advance their careers in the bike industry, gain advanced mechanical knowledge, and deepen their bike industry network.
Thanks to the success of past years and the generous support of our sponsors, this year we’re excited to send 32 women on this adventure.