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It’s Giving Tuesday! Here are Some Organizations to Support

The Tuesday after we all stuff ourselves with turkey and pie marks one of the most generous days of the year. Giving Tuesday is all about giving support, showing generosity and kindness to our communities. For us in the outdoor world, it’s a really great chance to donate to the organizations that build our mountain bike trails, provide avalanche forecasts, give river beta, work to protect the places we love, and make those places more inclusive. Whether it’s sharing their posts on Instagram and telling your friends or donating a few bucks, there’s a lot of ways to give back today. We’ve compiled a list of organizations we think are pretty rad to support this Giving Tuesday.

Trail Building Organizations

Mountain bike trails don’t just appear out of nowhere, they take time and skill to build. Most places with a bike scene have a trail organization, but here’s a couple to get you started.

Teton Freedom Riders

Routt County Riders

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association


Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

RELATED: Even more trail building organizations to support

Avalanche Forecast Centers

We all rely on avalanche forecasts when getting in the backcountry. Without the diligent work of these centers, we wouldn’t have the detailed reports many of us use to stay safe in the mountains.

Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Northwest Avalanche Center

Mount Washington Avalanche Center

Mount Shasta Avalanche

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Utah Avalanche Center

Avalanche Canada Center

RELATED: An even bigger list of avalanche centers to support

For Rivers

Between putting flow information and beta all in one accessible place and working to keep our rivers free flowing and wild, these organizations work to educate us and protect our rivers so that generations to come can enjoy them.

American Rivers

American Whitewater

Idaho Rivers United

Friends of the White Salmon

Save the Colorado

Free Rivers Fund

BIPOC Outdoor Organizations

These organizations work to break barriers into the outdoors for marginalized communities by amplifying their voices and creating a more inclusive space to learn, teach, and recreate.

Black People Who Hike

Outdoor Afro

Brown Girls Climb

Textured Waves

Get Out Stay Out

Diversify Whitewater

RELATED: More BIPOC organizations to support

General Environmental

Outdoor Alliance

Protect Our Winters (POW)

Sierra Club

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