First Time Bikers

To help break down the barriers to bicycling for new and returning riders, we developed Ride Spot, a mobile app and online community platform designed to make every bike ride easier, safer and more fun. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting bike boom that introduced thousands of first-time riders to bicycling, we launched multiple campaigns aimed at keeping these new riders on their bikes and finding joy, freedom and opportunity on two wheels.

PeopleForBikes at Work on First Time Bikers


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The Making of a Bike Ecosystem

July 15th, 2021

In Arizona’s Verde Valley, PeopleForBikes and other partners are coming together to create a community hub for mountain biking. ...

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Introducing Our Spring 2021 Community Grants Recipients 

July 2nd, 2021

We recently awarded $50,000 to eight projects across eight states through our spring Industry Community Grants Program. ...

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The 2021 Outride Research Summit

July 1st, 2021

On July 28, tune in for evidence-based ways to advance youth and community well-being through bicycling. While the event is totally free, registration is required. ...

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Pivot Cycles Is Welcoming Refugees to America

June 17th, 2021

The Arizona-based mountain bike company partnered with a local nonprofit to refurbish bikes for families in need. ...

People for Mobility Justice, one of the grantees, will host classes on electric bicycling and bike maintenance, as well as provide safety equipment such as helmets and lights. (Courtesy Photo)

Better Bike Share Partnership Awards $89,970 in Grants

June 15th, 2021

The 12 projects utilize everything from community art to electric bikes and span the country from New York to Hawaii. ...

Building fifty one bikes for Los Osos Middle School’s Outride Riding For Focus program. Credit: Outride.

Why Local Bike Shops Should Support Youth Bicycling

May 28th, 2021

We spoke with retailers across the country to learn about various initiatives that are boosting business and building community. ...