GNKOB was founded in 2021 in Albuquerque, NM
- Marco Sandoval (Storyriders - Program Director)
- UNM Tribal Data Champion Fellowship
Navajo Nation, Fort Sill Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe, Pueblos of Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Kewa, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, Tesuque,
Ysleta Del Sur, Zuni, and Zia.
Yá’át’ééh! Guw’aadzi! Hello!
Get Native Kids on Bikes started as a passion project to dive deep into research and wield data to benefit the Indigenous youth in Albuquerque, NM through cycling.
Vanessa Bowen, GNKOB founder, is a Navajo cycle enthusiast from Gallup, NM. She fell in love with cycling at a young age when her parents purchased a bicycle for her 5th birthday.
GNKOB is utilizing the knowledge obtained through the Tribal Data Champion Fellowship spearheaded by the Regents of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to ensure long term success and legacy.
Say hello to the team
Vanessa Bowen is a Diné (Navajo) multi-faceted artist, graphic designer, UX designer, and entrepreneur. Her work gravitates toward the intersection of design and social equity.
Students ride bikes to the Bosque, learn bicycle safety, how to perform basic maintenance on their bikes, and learn how to cycle.
Providing two decades of knowledge in the bicycle industry for GNKOB.