our environmental and social project

BADLANDS IS AN EXCITING AND UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT BUT...

our high risk of desertification is also a constant reminder of how the lack of resources and the climate change can affect to our planet.

The route crosses some fragile ecosystems and even twelve protected areas, and although our first rule is #leavenotrace we need to go beyond.

THE PROBLEMS

DEGRADED SOILS
GREENHOUSE PLASTIC WASTE
AQUIFER OVEREXPLOTATION
BIODIVERSITY LOSS
RURAL DEPOPULATION

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HOW

REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS

Our annual GHG Emissions Audit does not only answer those questions but also helps us to locate and reduce the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

Do you know the Carbon Footprint of running events like Badlands?

Do you know your own Carbon Footprint when taking part in them?


KNOW MORE

Reforesting and rewilding

Although planting trees can offset the GHG emissions due to their natural carbon storage function, this practice must be managed wisely and respectfully with the environment.

Together with our friends of the farm LA JUNQUERA we organize Reforestation Weekend Camps, a 2-day camp with space for a social ride, an introduction to regenerative agriculture techniques and 2 sessions of reforestation.


NEXT DATES:  08-09/OCT/2022

Restoring ecosystems

Badlands Rewild aims at having a positive impact on the land supporting those regenerative practices and ecosystem restoration that brings soils back to life.
We collaborate with the local association ALVELAL, that works on a self-sufficient region through the ecological agriculture reducing erosion and improving biodiversity.


AlVelAl Foods brings you the chance to support and protect this area

Fighting depopulation

We work close to some local councils and businesses such as rural hostels, camps, restaurants or bike shops, which are increasing their activities thanks to the riders that face the route.
They are already part of Badlands, but our commitment is to keep developing and providing new routes every year, joining new rural areas and amazing places for adventures.

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WHO

This project makes no sense without the commitment of those who are part of Badlands: the riders, the team, our partners and sponsors.

The initiative #domorenow of BUFF, the Built-to-Repair philosophy of APIDURA, the recycled and natural products used by SCHWALBE and TAN LINE or the reduction in use of plastic packaging of 226ERS and FULCRUM are just some examples of this commitment and how all of us can be part of this change.

We are responsible for our actions, organizing or riding cycling events is not an exception

— David, Badlands Co-Founder and working in Near Zero Emissions buildings and renewable energies for over 20 years