Outride Fund Donates $530,000 To Youth Cycling Programs

Aug 11, 2021
by Outride  
Completing their 4th round of matching grants, the Outride Fund soars to $1 Million in total funds directed towards improving diversity, equity, and inclusion for youth riders.

The Outride Fund today announced their largest grant round to date, committing $530,000 to 53 cycling organizations that are focused on empowering local communities and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion for youth riders.

With these grants, Outride has grown its investment to $1 million dollars and expanded its support to include 129 community cycling projects across the US. Launched in 2019, The Outride Fund partners with grassroots organizations to provide the tools and platforms needed to fundraise and accelerate projects that generate increased access and diversity within local cycling communities. When combined with the anticipated community fundraising efforts, the Outride Fund’s matching grants will direct more than $2 Million dollars towards community cycling projects.

To further grow and diversify youth cycling, The Outride Fund is driving efforts to support organizations within BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and Low-SES communities. Additionally, the program has expanded to now offer grant funds for earn-a-bike programs, bicycle co-ops, and community bike shops, as well as for bike parks, pump tracks, and skill parks that are proximate to schools.

I Challenge Myself Cycling Apprenticeship Program
“We know that cycling provides physical, mental, and emotional health to youth and bicycles also bring joy, freedom, and agency. We are committed to increasing access to bicycles, programs, and safe places to ride for youth from marginalized, BIPOC, and underrepresented communities. We strive for Outride Fund grants to play a role in cultivating thriving and inclusive cycling communities.” - Andy Cunningham, Ph.D., Outride Fund Program Manager.

The Outride Fund will continue to grow and support organic and inclusive programs. Outride welcomes collaboration and participation with all cycling nonprofits, companies, and industry partners who share the goal of advancing inclusive and community-driven youth cycling programs.

To get involved, apply for an Outride Fund grant, or view the full list of program grants, visit outridebike.org.

About Outride

Founded in 2014, Outride is a non-profit organization that partners with schools, community partners, coaches, teams, and cyclists to advance more equitable, inclusive, and healthy futures for youth. Through research, school-based cycling programs, and matching community grants, Outride harnesses the benefits of cycling for the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical well-being of youth while also helping to cultivate inclusive cycling communities. Outride’s mission is to increase access to cycling so that every kid can experience the freedom, joy, and community that riding a bike can provide. Learn more at outridebike.org

Congratulations to all the Summer 2021 Outride Fund Awardees:

Chugach Mountain Bike Riders, Ben's Bike Playground, Chugiak, AK, $10,000
The Salty Spoke, Mentoring Rural Alaska Youth Bike Mechanics, Sitka, AK, $15,000
Dine' WE CAN, Indian Wells Bike Skills Park, Indian Wells, AZ, $15,000
El Grupo Youth Cycling, Bike Club Expansion, Tucson, AZ, $15,000
Recycle Bikes For Kids Recycle Bikes For Kids, North Little Rock, AR, $5,000
ActiveSGV, Bike San Gabriel Valley, El Monte, CA , $15,000
Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Cory's Ride, Fairfax, CA, $10,000
Cycles of Change, Youth Bike Advocate Development with Cycles of Change, Oakland, CA, $15,000
Trips for Kids Marin, Miles for Smiles: Get More Kids On Bikes, San Rafael, CA, $10,000
Alamosa Bicycle Coalition, Alamosa Bicycle Coalition, Alamosa, CO, $5,000
Bridges High School, Bridges HS - Bike Tech in Schools, CARBONDALE, CO, $10,000
Kids on Bikes, Cresta Bike Park, Colorado Springs, CO, $5,000
Southwest Open School, SWOS - Bike Tech in Schools, CORTEZ, CO, $10,000
Mile High 360, Mile High 360 Cycling Program, Denver, CO, $15,000
The Cycle Effect, TCE's Girls Mountain Bike Program, Eagle, CO, $15,000
EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum, EUREKA! Cycles for Science, Grand Junction, CO, $12,000
Cloud City Wheelers, Oregon Gulch Trail, Leadville, CO, $7,500
Silverthorne Elementary School, STEM Bike Program, Silverthorne, CO, $5,000
Hartford Rolling Anvils Youth Cycling Team, Middletown, CT, $15,000
Chris' Cycle Centre, Mystic Cycle Centre Supporting Youth Cycling Programs, Mystic, CT, $2,500
PrimeAbility, STAY PRIME CYCLING, Washington, DC, $3,500.00
SORBA Athens, Bike Library Outreach at Walker Park, Athens, GA, $10,000
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, $15,000
Experimental Station, Blackstone Bicycle Works, Chicago, IL, $10,000
Northwest Side Housing Center, Bikes for Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL, $12,500
KCCX Elite Cyclocross Club, KCCX/Outride, Olathe, KS, $10,000
Front Yard Bikes, At-Home Earn-A-Bike, Baton Rouge, LA, $15,000
Sidecountry Sports, Expanding Opportunities - Thomaston Town Forest & Beyond, Rockland, ME, $5,000
Nasson Bikes, Equipping the Middle School Bike Room, Springvale, ME, $1,250
Urbandirt, School of Dirt, Boston, MA, $5,000
Hale Reservation, Inc., Hale on Wheels, Westwood, MA, $5,000
Free Bikes 4 Kidz, Minnesota, Eden Prairie, MN, $12,500
Pedal Power Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, $10,000
The Minnesota Cycling Center (MNCC), ABCs - The Science of Cycling, Minneapolis, MN, $5,000
FamilyMeans, FamilyMeans Youth Bicycle Program, Stillwater, MN, $5,000
Nebraska Interscholastic Cycling League, Girls Inc. Getting Rad, La Vista, NE, $15,000
Silver Stallion Bicycle & Coffee Works, Silver Stallion Mobile Ride Center - Park Tool School, Gallup, NM, $11,500
Elmira Bikes, Elmira, NY, $5,000
I Challenge Myself, Cycling Apprenticeship Program, New York, NY, $15,000
Individuals Making Positive Advancements in their Communities Together, Newburgh Rise and Ride, Newburgh, NY, $12,500
Grow Cycling Foundation, Spiro, OK, $15,000
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Eugene-Springfield, Eugene, OR, $10,000
Community Cycling Center, Free Bicycle Camps for Youth, Portland, OR, $15,000
Centre County Crows Composite Team, Centre County Crows Take Flight, State College, PA, $2,000
1 PVD Cycling, Providence, RI, $5,000
Rural America Initiatives, Ateyapi Ridez, Rapid City, SD, $15,000
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, Cycle Academy at Langford Elementary, Austin, TX, $15,000
Richmond Cycling Corps, Outride 2021, Richmond, VA, $15,000
Galbraith Gravity Junior Racing, Bellingham, WA, $5,000
Lincoln Park BMX Association, Port Angeles Pumptrack, Port Angeles, WA, $15,000
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Yakima, Yakima, WA, $10,000
Spooner Area School District, Fat Tire Bikes in the Snow, Spooner, WI, $5,000
Coombs Outdoors, Coombs Outdoors Youth MTB Initiative, Jackson, WY, $7,500


20 Comments

  • 11 0
 Read "Outside Funds..." And I was about to comment something...
  • 6 0
 But then your mind got blocked by a wall
  • 7 1
 Good on Them. I had shit all as a kid. This would have been awesome. Maybe could have kept me out of causing total mayhem around town and given me a reason to not be so stoned all the time. Riding stopped the being high all the time and made me focus on moving forward with life. And you need to make money, it is a pricey sport. Work hard, save your money.
  • 1 0
 But its so hard to save the $... Cry
  • 2 0
 Now 90% more likely to get PB coverage if you have the word " Out" in your name....or add Kashima to something that doesn't need it like say your toothbrush.

On a more serious note good on them, looks like a great idea.

Ok enough of that, I didn't see a single ebike. The kids will get ridiculed.
  • 5 0
 Where do I get this Kashima toothbrush? Asking for a friend.
  • 5 0
 Sweet! They can get 12 new bikes.
  • 3 0
 In 12 months.
  • 3 0
 @Caiokv: Available for pre-order in 12 months, but shipping in 18 Smile
  • 1 0
 Interesting. I thought they were going to focus on helping schools develop cycling programs.... not give thousands to advocacy groups based in wealthy areas like San Rafael, Oakland and Marin County that already enjoy a pretty strong cycling community. I do appreciate those groups but I feel like they are already well supported and this could have gone towards groups serving areas with a struggling cycling community.
  • 3 0
 for you edge lords commenting on the cost of bikes, thats like 180 new $3k bikes, pretty sick
  • 1 2
 Your math sucks. Even with a calculator. Just as bad as your grammar LoL
  • 2 0
 Rad. They can get 40 new Firebirds
  • 3 1
 those kids are all looking at that bike thinking, what a pile of junk..
  • 2 0
 More like "Da fuq you mean it's $2700?"
  • 1 0
 How many kilos of booger sugga does that kind of money buy today? asking for a friend.
  • 1 0
 Most people wouldn't know booger sugar if it went straight up their nose. Doesn't stop anyone though.
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