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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Haanjo 8C Carbon Adventure Bike (MSRP $4,650)
- Smith cycling helmet and shades
- Wahoo KICKR CORE (MSRP $900)
- Wyn Republic bike kit
- 1 entry to a Life Time gravel race
- 1-year Zwift training membership
- Zealios sports skincare
- Nuun hydration package
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.”