In the Dirt

Navajo Nation
41 mins


In 2018, retired pro cyclist Scott Nydam and his family moved to Gallup, New Mexico. Soon after their arrival, Scott began meeting a passionate group of Native American bikers who wanted to bring the sport to their community: the 28,000-mile expanse of the Navajo Nation. The only problem was there were no bike shops. Through a grassroots Native-led effort, this group of dedicated cyclists and their families have built a cycling culture that today has become the fastest-growing recreational sport on the Navajo Nation.

Production Team

T.C. Johnstone

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Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Our mission is to educate and empower youth and young adults in the bicycle mechanic and specialty coffee service industries. Our vision is to see kids develop agency and flourish within positive relationships, healthy lifestyles, and skill development. Our goal is to combine industry-leading programs and community networks to foster the next generation of riders, young professionals, and community leaders. Our why is that our regional youth face unique challenges in creating and taking steps toward dreams. Many basic resources (like bike shops!) are absent in our area. Through strategic partnerships and creating dynamic solutions, barriers often inhibiting kids from flourishing can be overcome.

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