Rally for Rangers

Motorcycling 12-27-2023

  • Equipment of Choice

    Yamaha AG200

  • Home Base

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Tucson, AZ

  • Motto

    "Protecting the worlds special places, one motorcycle at a time."

Rally for Rangers is a not-for-profit organization that supports park rangers around the world who protect some of Earth’s most important natural and cultural resources.

Worldwide, park rangers are protecting some of the most important natural and cultural resources on the planet, but are under-equipped. More than 150 park rangers are killed annually in the line of duty while combating poaching, wildfires, and other risks.

In 2013, retired U.S. National Park Park Ranger Bob “Mac” McIntosh was working with nonprofit Mongol Ecology Center founder, Ono Batkhu and her husband Wesley Thornberry on management plans for Lake Hovsgol National Park in northern Mongolia. During a meeting with the local chief ranger, a call came in about illegal activities within the park. The ranger quickly got on his motorcycle only to have it fall apart upon hitting the road berm due to it being in such poor condition. Mac was incensed at the condition of the ranger’s equipment and at that moment, committed to come back the following year with a new motorcycle.

One year later he made good on that promise as Mac, Wesley, and 13 others personally delivered 15 new bikes to the rangers of Lake Hovsgol. Thus, a movement was born.

Rally for Rangers volunteers have used a variety of Sena products for communications and video capture on international rallies. On a recent rally in Namibia, the 20S EVO was used by riders to point out nearby giraffes and wildebeest to their fellow riders, with heads-up notifications playing a big part in trail hazards and varying conditions while navigating the challenging terrain. The recorded footage from the Sena’s Bluetooth camera unit, the 10C PRO, can be found featured in the new award-winning documentary film A Rally for Rangers

Rally for Rangers riders’ recent choices are the 50S, 50R, and 50C; from Sena’s Quantum Series line, equipped with Mesh Intercom™️ network and SOUND BY Harman Kardon.