Guarina Lopez is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Tucson, Arizona, and currently resides in the ancestral lands of the Piscataway and Nacotchtank tribes in Washington, D.C. Guarina is a visual artist, storyteller, athlete, and mother to a 13-year-old skateboarder. She is an environmental and Indigenous rights advocate whose life’s work is dedicated to sharing stories of the Native people and the land throughout Turtle Island. Her work can be found on Instagram at Native Women Ride , This Native Land and Guarina Paloma Lopez.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: My bike accomplishments: races include TOAD, SBT, Dirty Kitten Gravel and the Mid South. I rode 220 miles from Washington, D.C. to Carlisle, PA to raise awareness for Native American boarding school survivors.
FUN FACT: I'm very ticklish.
RIDING DISCIPLINE: Gravel, Road Endurance, Road Race
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.