In 2020, we worked with our partners to fund 12 projects that create real, local change and contribute to the sustainability of the bike industry.
Expanding 6-Cycle, a bike-building program for underserved teens, into a bike summer camp for underserved elementary and middle school youth.
Verde Valley Bicycle Company
Getting more kids on bikes by creating after-school mountain bike clubs; awarding mountain bikes, helmets, and locks to kids who earn them; and providing loaner bikes for NICA students who cannot afford their own.
Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op
New Haven, CT:
Facilitating a series of bike mechanic classes and bikepacking workshops to prepare a group of women and non-binary femme cyclists for a three-day bikepacking trip in Connecticut.
Gemini Bicycle Center
Providing free bikes and service for people experiencing homelessness that need a bike for transportation.
Gung Ho Bikes
Converting a BMX racing facility into a new venue for community-based bicycle skills building through experience-based education and outreach programs.
Establishing a “Cycle Can” bicycle library and pop-up repair shop in a shipping container along a disinvested corridor in a community that lacks cycling resources.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Training a group of 8th grade students in Ecoquest (an experiential outdoor school program) trail riding and fat biking, then empowering students to facilitate their own workshops within the community.
Bike Collective of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Providing bike mechanic training to underserved students including an 8-week course designed to teach age 14¬–18 mechanics the skills they need to become an expert “wrencher.”
Santa Cruz, CA
Developing the first-ever Bicycle Technician Apprenticeship Program with the California Department of Industrial Relations.
Running an earn-a-bike program where participants invest 10 volunteer hours in exchange for a bike, lights, lock, helmet, water bottle, safety/maintenance class, 3-month tune-up, and lifetime membership to the co-op.
Johnson and Son Bikeworks
Organizing a fleet of 25 bikes to be used for physical education programming at Poultney Elementary School as part of a larger project to construct a skill-building trail near the school.
Velo City Cycles
Creating a local, urban bike park with obstacles for kids to ride as part of a biweekly, free Velo Kids program.
These 2020 Community Grant projects were made possible through the generous donation from these partner sponsors: