Outride Wants to Get More Kids on Bikes


Financial support is now available for cycling communities and youth riding programs.

Outride has announced the opening of their Winter 2021 grant applications for both their Riding for Focus and Outride Fund programs. Grants are now open to schools, community programs, coaches, teams, and riders to advance more equitable, inclusive, and healthy futures for youth.

Last year Outride awarded more than $500,000 in matching grants to more than 75 organizations across 30 states. This year, Outride would like to increase matching grants to $750,000.

“Our grant programs are designed to encourage and cultivate diverse cycling communities,” said Andy Cunningham, Ph.D., Outride Program Manager. “We welcome applications from any and all individuals seeking additional support to empower youth riders. We are especially excited to fund projects that allow organizations and communities to increase diversity, be that racial, gender, low socioeconomic, or sexual identity (LGBTQIA) participation in cycling programs.”

2021 Winter grant applications will be accepted from January 11th – March 11th. The Riding for Focus grant program is designed to provide middle schools with everything they need to get their 6-8th grade students riding. The awarded grant includes a full program curriculum, staff training, and equipment required to run the cycling program. To learn more about Riding for Focus applications visit: https://outridebike.org/school program-grant

The Outride Fund grant is a dollar-for-dollar matching program that supports projects related to youth cycling, including education, youth rider development, bike-cooperatives, earn-a-bike programs, trail projects, bike park builds and pump track construction. To learn more about Outride Fund grants visit: https://outridebike.org/outride-fund

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