Since 1989, BMX has been a sanctuary for thousands to express, heal, strategize, develop leadership skills, overcome past traumas, enhance their critical thinking and become clear assets to their respective communities, all in a culturally affirming and self-loving way.

The purpose of the retreat is to provide a stimulating and unique opportunity for diverse Black men to connect, heal, build or sustain relationships, improve their health, enhance their leadership skills and capacity to be constructive leaders in the 21st century.


*Connect with, honor and be affirmed by Black men from across the country and globe

*Expand your network

*Learn more about yourself, and your relationship to Self-Love and Cultural Respect

*Share assessments of the 'state' of your local community or social network with other Black men

*Give and receive feedback

*Interact with known or experienced leaders to develop a plan of action and strategies that could assist you in building infrastructure and skills to advance your work in community

*Increase your capacity to improve the health, well-being and prevention of health threats disproportionately impacting SGL, bisexual, gay-identified, and other Black men who are sexually intimate with other men

*Be a walking asset to now and the future

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