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The Dreamcatcher Ride

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

5:00PM MST

The Dreamcatcher Ride

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Join ride leader Shayna Powless–professional cyclist for Legion of Los Angeles, coach and Dreamcatcher Foundation co-founder on a ride celebrating her foundation and causes. Shayna and her fiance, Eli Ankou (professional football player and member of the Ojibwe Nation), started the foundation as a way to give back to Native communities across North America. The Dreamcatcher Foundation aims to empower Native youth through sports, via camps and sports equipment (including bicycles), and also aims to raise awareness of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis. Native American women are murdered at a rate 10x higher than the National average, and 3 out of 4 Native women experience violence at some point in their lives. Additionally, homicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for Native women between the ages of 10 and 24. These statistics show how dire the MMIWG situation is, and though there have been steps taken at the federal and local level to improve the situation, there is still much to be done.

From February through December of this year, the Dreamcatcher Foundation is hosting a “”Dream Ride”” campaign with the goal of having sponsors pledge a certain amount per mile that Shayna rides–her goal being 9,000 miles ridden by the end of the year. Aside from raising awareness of the foundation’s causes, the campaign goal is to raise funds for sports equipment (specifically bikes and helmets) for Native youth and also raise funds for organizations actively combatting the MMIWG crisis. The funds raised will also go towards organizations assisting families impacted by MMIWG.

In January this year, the Dreamcatcher Foundation successfully managed to donate a large sum of bikes to the youth of the Seneca Nation in New York. The foundation hopes to donate even more bikes to various Native communities across North America in the coming months.

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Event Tags:
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https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2762529

Venue

Zwift Virtual Ride

Organizer

The Dream Catcher Foundation
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