How Our Grants Are Funded

How Our Grants Are Funded

PeopleForBikes grants are funded by U.S. bicycle industry members who participate in the Employee Pro Purchase Program. This Program creates an easy way for bike industry employees to give back to the sport that makes their jobs possible. For bikes or equipment purchased at a pro-deal discount, participating companies collect a small donation for the PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program. It’s a nominal charge the purchaser pays in addition to the discounted price of the bike or other equipment. Participating companies collect the money and send it to PeopleForBikes. 

Every dollar we collect through the Employee Pro Purchase Program goes directly to our Community Grant Program. Each year we award more than $100,000 in cash grants to fund new bike paths, trails, and other programs that encourage people to ride. We’ve awarded more than $3.1 million since 1999.

Many thanks to these bicycle industry leaders for helping us make Community Grants in the United States possible!

Cannondale
Fuji
Giant
Shimano
Specialized
Trek

Bicycle industry members interested in participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program can contact Erik Esborg at 303/449-4893 x103, erik@peopleforbikes.org