Outride Fund Donates $530,000 To Youth Cycling Programs


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

The Outride Fund recently 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.

“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.

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
  • For Immediate Release 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