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A List of BIPOC Athletes and Explorers You Can Support

Representation influences our psyche whether or not we choose to admit it. It demonstrates what’s possible, it gives us a road map to follow, and most importantly, it shows us that we belong and we’re valued. For Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the outdoors, it’s a daily struggle to find themselves reflected in outdoor media. From advertisements, articles, and films the stereotypical outdoorsman is often portrayed as white. This lack of diversity creates a limited idea of what it means to be outdoorsy.

RELATED: Here are a Handful of BIPOC Organizations You Can Support

There may be fewer BIPOC in the outdoors, but they’re still out there and they’re breaking down barriers for their communities. If we want to make the outdoors a more inclusive space, then a good first step is recognizing and elevating voices like these so that more people can empathize and relate with them. Will following these accounts fix systemic racism overnight? No. But celebrating outdoor leaders like these is a good step in the right direction.

CYCLING

SNOWSPORTS

Surfing

Chrissana W. | @sandycurlz

Kaniela Stewart | @kani_tsunami

Mikey February | @mikeyfebruary

Nique Miller | @nique_miller

Ryan Harris | @ryharrisshapes | Surfboard Shaper

Climbing

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Chris Benchetler Creates Painting In Remembrance of the Late Greg Harms
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Chris Benchetler Creates Painting In Remembrance of the Late Greg Harms

Chris Benchetler Creates Painting In Remembrance of the Late Greg Harms

While Chris Benchetler might be best known for making the mountains his canvas, he's equally talented with a paintbrush in hand. On March 27, 2021 our mountain communities awoke to news of devastating loss to our ski tribes. A helicopter crashed in the Northern Chugach Range of Alaska taking the lives of two of our favorite guides, Greg Harms and Sean McManamy. Along with our legendary friends and their pilot Zachary Russell, two of their clients, Petr Kellner and Benjamin Larochaix, also

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Meet The 2021 TGR Grom Comp Winners
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Meet The 2021 TGR Grom Comp Winners

Meet The 2021 TGR Grom Comp Winners

We’ve got some big news today coming from TGR HQ: it’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 TGR Grom Contest. 26 years ago, TGR was founded to capture athletes pushing their limits in the mountains, and we still stand by that mission. Of course, the biggest part of that is finding the next generation of rippers to keep the dream alive, and that’s why we started the TGR Optics Grom Squad. As part of the 2021 TGR Grom Comp, our goal was to find the team’s newest members. This year’s

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Five LGBTQIA+ Groups Building Community in the Outdoors
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Five LGBTQIA+ Groups Building Community in the Outdoors

Five LGBTQIA+ Groups Building Community in the Outdoors

Thanks to groups like The Venture Out Project, the outdoors is becoming a more inclusive and accessible place. The Venture Out Project photo. Happy Pride Month! This year at TGR we’d like to honor this celebration by showcasing some incredible non-profit organizations and groups aiming to make the outdoors a more welcoming and loving place for our fellow LGBTQIA+ skiers, snowboarders, hikers, kayakers, climbers, bikers, surfers, and more. Mother nature takes pride in all of us, so we hope