Swiftwick sponsors Quality Bike Product’s Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship for 2017

By October 8, 2016Bike

Swiftwick proudly announces its support of the QBP Women’s* Bike Mechanic Scholarship for 2017. This scholarship and those involved represent an exciting time in the bike industry.

See more about the scholarship below:

QBP and title sponsors SRAM, Park Tool, Michelin and United Bicycle Institute (UBI), along with Gold level sponsor Jagwire, and Silver level sponsors Saris, Stan’s NoTubes, Kryptonite, Swiftwick, White Lightning, and DT Swiss are pleased to offer 16 scholarships for women to attend United Bicycle Institute (UBI) in early 2017. This scholarship is dedicated to increasing gender diversity of people on bikes by supporting the development of women working in bike shops. Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of their current success, experience, and commitment to serve and grow gender diverse bike-ridership, as well as their future potential in the bike industry. Each scholarship covers registration, tuition and lodging for the 2-week Professional Repair and Shop Operation class.

*The Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship is inclusive of trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and intersex individuals.

About the Scholarship

The Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship was created to do two important things:

  1. Develop and keep talented women working in the bike industry
  2. Better serve and grow women ridership through the Specialty Bicycle Retailers

“Attending UBI was a life changing experience. The technical knowledge and personal connections have been invaluable in the last year. It was a giant step forward on my own path in the cycling industry. And most importantly it’s inspired me and given me the confidence to open my own bike shop in Brooklyn.”

-Anna Maria Diaz-Balart

To learn more, please visit their website HERE.

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