Here at Trail Butter HQ we are really proud and excited to be partnering with Silver Stallion as our third 'Butter4Good' donation recipient in 2021. So much so, that we thought it would be awesome to give Silver Stallion the mic and let them tell our audience a little bit about their incredible mission and vision.
As a reminder, 10% of all Tart Cherry & Pistachio nut butter blend sales are being donated to Silver Stallion. (while supplies last!)
Check out the incredible imagery courtesy of Silver Stallion's very own, Shaun Marcus, and enjoy hearing more from Silver Stallion below...
Yá’át’ééh (greetings/it is good). We are Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee Works. We’re a small non-profit Bicycle recylclery based in Gallup, NM serving Dinétah (The Navajo Nation) and surrounding communities.
Our mission is to empower and develop youth and young adult vocational skills in the bicycle repair and specialty coffee industries. It is through community support and strengthened relationships we want to foster the next generation of ridership, young professionals, and to nourish opportunities for all to find joy, personal fulfillment and achieve self-actualization through bikes.
2020 was a rough year for everyone. We had originally planned to begin in-person programming prior to the to the pandemic, but that was suddenly no longer an option and we had to audible.
Fast forward a few months we had the idea to start having free “mobile bike repair days” across Dinétah. With the support of The Southwest Indian Foundation, New Mexico Outdoor Rec Division and our Stallion family we were set to make these plans a reality. In late summer to early fall of 2020 we hosted 13 repair days and repaired 428 bikes on Dinétah.
Ride, repair, educate. We’re currently in process of training and prepping our Stallion coaches for the upcoming NICA season and our local DEVO (Development) groups. We’re looking forward to and planning more free repair days this fall. And to close out our year, we plan to have bicycle maintenance and education courses taught by the Stallion’s Parktool School trained mechanics.