• About Rally for Rangers 2018!

    Rally for Ranger Foundation’s mission is to protect the world’s special places one motorcycle at a time. We raise funds to purchase new motorbikes and gear for rangers— which they then use to patrol National Parks. We will be hosting two rallies in 2018 to deliver total of 20 motorcycles to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park rangers of Mongolia and the National Parks in Patagonia. The only thing more rewarding and exhilarating than riding 1,500 kilometers of dirt, mud, and river bottom is handing over the keys to an (almost) new motorcycle so these rangers can better protect the incredible resources of their national parks. Would you like to join us to make a difference in the lives of our rangers and preservation of a sacred ecosystem?

  • Ride with us to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Mongolia from July 22-August 4, 2018!

  • Ride with us to Patagonia Parks from December 3-13, 2018!

    • Tom Medema

      When I heard about a project to deliver new motorcycles to park rangers in Mongolia I immediately knew I had to be a part of it. As an avid motorcycle fan and rider, as well as a park ranger in Yosemite National Park, I was honored and inspired to be invited to participate in the Blue Waves Campaign Lake Hovsgol Motorcycle Rally.

    • Pablo E Li

      When we were greeted at midnight by the rest of the Mongol Ecology Center team at the Chinggis Khaan international airport, I was put to ease immediately. We quickly set off on a whirlwind two week long adventure that I will cherish forever. I forged international friendships that will last a lifetime, with an experience that will always remain in my heart. I cannot wait to do it again in the future!

    • Anton Berteaux

      When I first heard about the ride, I thought ``well that should be fun!`` Then I realized that there was fund raising involved and started to worry about being able to raise enough money to make it possible to go. The fund raising turned out to be almost and much fun as the ride! I mean, who doesn't like to throw parties, and make fun of people for money?

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    Alexis grew up in a small town high in the Sierra Nevada of California. She and her sister had to literally walk uphill through the snow both ways to and from school, her sister barely heading their parent’s admonishment to “not lose your little sister in the deep snow.” Her first snowmobile at age 7 was an eye opener to the benefit of motorized transport in wild places. Growing up in the high mountains instilled in her a passion for wild places and as a teenager, her first dirt bike was a natural addition to her life of ski racing, backcountry skiing and climbing.

    When Alexis heard the “Rally for Rangers” story, her imagination was captured by the idea of helping the Lake Hosgvol rangers move beyond bringing a proverbial ‘knife to the gunfight’ in their efforts. She looks forward to being part of the Rally team, forming new friendships with folks in Mongolia and enlisting the support of her friends and colleagues in the Lake Tahoe area where she makes her home.
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    Mike Patak grew up in a small town in Upstate New York which produced tons of great memories with friends and family. The love of motorsports came early with minibikes, Yamaha 80 and micro cart. Mike also enjoyed the competitive days on the athletic fields and wrestling mat which led him to Slippery Rock State College and their wrestling team. It was here that he met his wife Cary and over the years raised 2 children in Albany, NY - Erik and Laura. Mike, Cary and children have a strong love and respect for the environment. They enjoy backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking, cycling and canoeing. Living in the Albany, NY area they frequent the Adirondacks, Catskills, Vermont Green and New Hampshire White Mountains. Mike established himself as a sales professional selling pharmaceuticals and medical device industry. Currently, he owns an Orthopedic Distributorship in the Northeast US area.

    The products he sells improves the quality of life of individuals who are impacted by broken bones, cancer, sports injury and arthritis. Recently, while riding his mountain bike he broke his collar bone and had it plated however it didn’t stop him getting reacquainted with motocross. Keeping people in motion is one of Mikes passions. He learned about Rally for Rangers through his brother in law and RfRF co-founder Tom Medema. Mike is excited about being selected to participate in this endeavor to protect Mongolia’s natural resources along with supporting the rangers to do their honorable and worthy work.
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    Jessica Lewis, born and raised in America’s Midwest, moved countries a few of times before settling in Australia; but she know it’s only temporary. Adventure, travel, epicurean meals, laughs, and adrenaline keep her going. Having ridden for only 7 years, on and off, motorcycles have played an important role in her life of thrill seeking because she loves spending time outdoors and keeping a healthy amount of dirt under her nails.

    First hearing about Rally for Rangers got Jessica excited and anxious. Seeing a beautiful new country in the open air while giving back to the local community is what she found most valuable. Jess is looking forward to meeting everyone and creating amazing new memories!
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    Mike Ferrell is from Raleigh, NC and works in marketing for Lenovo. He’s also studying broadcast journalism at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Mike’s been fascinated with motorcycles since he was young but has only been riding the past eight years. His first bike was a Buell Blast, and after year of riding and learning, he upgraded to a Ducati 09’ GT1000 – a bike he still rides today. His passion for Ducati grew and in 2016 purchased a 10’ Multistrada 1200 ST for commuting and adventuring. Last summer, Mike and a buddy rode their motorcycles almost 5,000 miles in 11 days across 15 states, visiting several national parks.

    Rally for Rangers is an incredible opportunity to combine many of Mike’s passions: traveling on two wheels, protecting natural resources and learning about other people and cultures. A moto journey across Mongolia is a once in a lifetime adventure and he feels honored to contribute to such a great cause – the rangers of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.
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    Paul Pennell was instilled with a love for the outdoors and public lands at a young age. He grew up hunting, fishing, and operating off-road vehicles with his father. These pursuits were put on the back burner during college and his twenties- sometimes life gets in the way. With a new career and more personal freedom, he’s ready to fully pursue these interests again and is excited to help others care for the great outdoors.

    Paul currently takes frequent trips on his Triumph Street Scrambler to the mountains of North Carolina to enjoy “the twisties” and hammock camp with other riders. He is chasing the goal of visiting every U.S. National Park, either by motorcycle or in his Jeep. He is also getting more active in the overlanding community, volunteering at Overland Expos on both sides of the country.
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    Rally for Ranger Foundation’s mission is to protect the world’s special places one motorcycle at a time. We raise funds to purchase new motorbikes and gear for rangers— which they then use to patrol National Parks. We will be hosting two rallies in 2018 to deliver total of 20 motorcycles to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park rangers of Mongolia and the National Parks in Patagonia. The only thing more rewarding and exhilarating than riding 1,500 kilometers of dirt, mud, and river bottom is handing over the keys to an (almost) new motorcycle so these rangers can better protect the incredible resources of their national parks. Would you like to join us to make a difference in the lives of our rangers and preservation of a sacred ecosystem? ... See MoreSee Less

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    Watch this inspiring short documentary about Rally for Rangers and our 2017 motorcycle rally through the Gobi Desert of Mongolia to donate motorcycles to the park rangers at Mount Otgontenger. Filmed and produced by Jeff Colhoun.

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    Grab a copy of the latest BLLNR magazine in Singapore to read about the Rally for Rangers Foundation’s motorcycle ride across Mongolia.. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Just a few days left to apply for RfR 2018! Where will the trail take you next year?? www.rallyforrangers.org

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    World Record Holder Erin Sills Joins Rally for Rangers 2018!

    World land speed record holder, 2014 AMA Female Athlete of the Year, and off-road adventure training instructor Erin Sills of Hunter Sills Racing has signed on in support of Rally for Rangers 2018. Sills joins a dozen other philanthropist adventurers who will travel over 1500 miles in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina, to deliver new motorcycles and outdoor gear to park rangers in this remote and enchanting region of South America.

    Rally for Rangers has already inspired the donation of over 100 new motorcycles to national parks in Mongolia over the past four years. In addition to Patagonia, another rally will take place in July, 2018, bringing 15 more bikes to rangers in far western Mongolia’s Altai Mountains, home the the Eagle Huntress. Motorcycles and outdoor gear in Patagonia are planned to be delivered to rangers in Torres del Paine and Karukinka parks in Chile and Tierra del Fuego and Los Glaciares parks in Argentina.

    Sills recently achieved yet another milestone in her illustrious career, setting three new records with her Hunter Sills Racing team on the Bonneville Salt Flats and El Mirage Dry Lake. Having lost her husband Andy Sills in 2015, Erin has rededicated herself to the life-long passion of riding that she shared with Andy, not only continuing to pursue the record book, but also becoming certified as an off-road instructor with Rawhyde Adventures. In conjunction with Trev Richter of Colorado ADV Moto, the two also launched “Race For Relief” to benefit The Motorcycle Relief Project, an organization that uses motorcycles to aid veterans suffering from P.T.S.D.

    The Rally for Rangers Foundation is seeking interested applicants to fill out the 30 rider spots in its two rallies in 2018, bringing new motorcycles to park rangers in some of the most remote corners of the world fulfilling its mission - protecting the worlds special places one motorcycle at a time. If you wish to contribute or join Erin and the RfR team, please learn more at www.rallyforrangers.org. Deadline to apply is January 1st.

    Rally for Rangers 2018 is made possible through partnerships with MotoDiscovery (Patagonia) and Mongolia Quest.

    Photo Credits:
    Sills1: Photo courtesy of Colorado ADV Moto
    Sills2: Photo courtesy of Motochic Gear - Victoria Jacket by Plutonium Moto - Photography by Trisha Leeper Photography - Hair & Makeup by Kristen Marie LLC)
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