Join Rally for Rangers to Support National Parks in Mongolia and Patagonia
The Rally for Rangers Foundation is inviting applicants to join two incredible adventure motorcycle rallies in 2018 - Mongolia and Patagonia. 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 five parks in three countries.
Park 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 delivered 45 new motorcycles to six national parks in Mongolia over the past four years. The first rally scheduled for 2018 will take place July 22 - August 4 bringing 15 bikes to rangers in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in far western Mongolia, home the the Eagle Huntress. The second rally, December 4 - 14, will bring 12 new motorcycles and other outdoor gear to rangers in Patagonia including Torres del Paine and Karukinka parks in Chile and Tierra del Fuego and Los Glaciares parks in Argentina.
Applicants must demonstrate considerable off-road motorcycle experience as well as the capacity to fundraise approximately $8500 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.
Interested applicants can learn more and apply to participate at www.rallyforrangers.org.
Photography by Jeff Colhoun