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Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us

Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us

The outdoors should be a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable place for everyone, regardless of the color of their skin.

At the 52 Hike Challenge, we are committed to promoting inclusivity in the outdoors and amplifying the voices of our BIPOC brothers and sisters. We are choosing to do this by spotlighting inspirational BIPOC-led outdoor communities and BIPOC hikers. Hear from each organization and individual in their own voices below.

Read on to find out who we're following and what they're doing to create positive change in the outdoor recreation space.

REI Outessa: The Ultimate Event for Adventurous Women

REI Outessa: The Ultimate Event for Adventurous Women

Awaken your inner goddess at REI Outessafest! REI Outessafest is a day-long outdoor music festival that celebrates women in the great outdoors. You will enjoy rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), outdoor yoga and an awesome lineup of female artists and speakers.

Get Grounded at REI Coronado Campout: Kayak, Yoga, SUP & S'mores!

Get Grounded at REI Coronado Campout: Kayak, Yoga, SUP & S'mores!

Join 52 Hike Challenge co-founder, Karla, for an unforgettable experience at REI Coronado Campout on Saturday, September 15th! This is your opportunity to meet new friends and learn from REI expert instructors in a fun, relaxing setting. You will enjoy a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) session, an REI-sponsored campfire complete with s'mores, yoga by the shore and much more!