From now through Oct 31, 2021, apply to Diamondback's Gravel Scholarship.
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‘Eat My Dust’: Diamondback Gravel Scholarship Returns

Ready to get serious about gravel biking? This October, female, nonbinary, and trans riders can apply for Diamondback’s second-annual Eat My Dust Gravel Scholarship.

“Eat my dust.” Those are the words gravel racer Rach McBride wants to hear from more female, nonbinary, and trans riders.

So from Oct. 15 through Oct. 31, McBride and Diamondback are calling for female, nonbinary, and trans riders to apply for this year’s Eat My Dust Gravel Scholarship.

Winning applicants will receive a Diamondback Haanjo 8C gravel bike, a one-year Zwift training program membership, and a number of goods and services from cycling and fitness brands.

Here’s how you can apply personally or nominate someone you know.

Eat My Dust Gravel Scholarship Process

The Eat My Dust Gravel Scholarship Official Rules provide application instructions, eligibility rules, and other essential contest information.

To apply for the Gravel Scholarship, email and describe why you’re uniquely positioned to receive the prize. Or nominate a bike homie by filling out the Eat My Dust nomination form.

Applicants and nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Legal U.S. resident at least 13 years of age at the time of application
  • Female-bodied, nonbinary, or trans
  • Must not be an employee, immediate household member, or family member of an employee of Alta Cycling Group, participating media outlets, their affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize providers, promotion and delivery contractors, and associated public relations companies

Gravel Scholarship Winnings

Diamondback will select one recipient for this year’s winnings, which include:

Diamondback notes that it will fit the bike, helmet, and kit according to the winner’s specifications.

“As the sport of gravel only continues to grow, it’s important to build a foundation of equity and acceptance. It’s important to me that we welcome more women and nonbinary folks into our world, and scholarships are an important piece of that bigger puzzle,” McBride said when asked about the scholarship.

“The Eat My Dust Scholarship makes me proud to work with Diamondback and my family of sponsors, as it offers support at every level of riding and would truly give someone the confidence and opportunity to grow as a rider.”

For additional information, head to and follow @diamondbackbike on Instagram. To learn more about Rach McBride’s accomplishments and advocacy work, follow @rachmcb.

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.