GRITS began in late 2017 as a lofty dream of creating a community of womxn across the Southeast who were stoked on building up this sport, building up themselves, building up the stoke, and building up each other.
Here we are nearly a year later with a dedicated off road team of 8 amazing women, 7 rad companies on our back, and a countless number of supporters. We got here because of tireless hours spent building a place where everyone can feel welcome and included. Now it's our time to give back what we can!
Introducing: GRITS Grants! For the 2018-2019 cyclocross season, we're covering the race fees for first time W/T/F racers in the southeast area. We want more women to have the opportunity to race their bikes, without worrying about the financial side of things. We've always loved the "run what ya brung" side of cyclocross. You don't need any fancy equipment, bikes, or knowledge to show up to your first race!
Heck, we fondly remember one of our very dear now-elite racers who showed up to her first races in striped knee socks and flat pedals on a singlespeed.
To qualify for a GRITS Grant: - Must be a W/T/F Cat 5 CX'r
- Must be located in the Southeastern US
- Must promise to have fun and high five us before/after/during your race
Our team and these grants are entirely grass roots supported through donations and merchandise sales (if ya bought a kit or a tshirt from us, you've made this possible!). We're going to be doing this for as long as we can, but we can't make any guarantees that these will always be available. If you would like to help support, you can donate to the team here. All funds donated will be going into the GRITS grants fund.
If you want to learn more about our mission and what it means to be a GRITS, you can check our community motto here.
Thank you all for your support. We wouldn't be here without you. We cannot wait to better serve this community and keep growing the womxn's field.