A message from the Roamer Trail )RENDEZVOUS 01 KOROSKA-KARTNEN) Event organisers on the current situation in Slovenia.
Since our inception, ROAMER has been on a mission to help riders discover new destinations, connect with people and places, and act accordingly. As an extension of that mission, ROAMER also seeks to conserve and protect our riding playgrounds so that they can continue to flourish into the future.
As the devastating effects of climate change continue to be a growing threat, impacting in a very real way the place we plan to DISCOVER on our first Roamer Trail adventure, we are more committed than ever to CONNECT with local community members in order to ACT by sharing our support during these difficult times.
We are sad to report that on Friday, August 4th, the Koroska Region in Slovenia was hit by catastrophic rainfall that caused rivers to rise, flooding nearby towns and fields and destroying local roads and infrastructure.
As the operations to recover after these storms continue, we have been staying in close touch with our local partners Anej, Vid, Dixi, and Klara to assess the conditions in order to proceed with a safe Roamer Trail for everyone next month.
After roads reopen and normal life begins to resume, the Koroska Region will need to bring back one of its most important resources to keep the valley alive: visitors that share the locals’ love for the area and stoke to explore its endless trails.
Roamer is proud to support local tourism and recreation in the Koroska Region. As a step towards aiding in the recovery of the communities most affected by these recent storms, we have decided to donate 10% of total revenues from the upcoming Roamer Trail to ongoing repair efforts.
Additionally, with our goal of educating, fostering, and spreading the culture of grass roots advocacy at camp, we will host a special session with Patagonia’s trail and environmental advocate, Manon Carpenter, to learn about the climate issues that the places we get to play in are facing and how, together, we can create a secure future for the trails and communities we explore.
In the spirit of leaving places better than we find them, we are also continuing to assess any possibilities for trip participants to engage in first-hand support opportunities during our upcoming Roamer Trail adventure, and we will share any updates as we have them.
Whether or not you plan to attend Roamer Trail, you can provide direct assistance to the people of Koroska by donating to relief efforts via a special account set up by the Republic of Slovenia:
Account number, Budget of the Republic of Slovenia: SI56 0110 0600 0077 526
Donations are possible in EUR, CHF, GBP and USD
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