Youth Bicycling

We know that getting kids on bikes is the future of bicycling. Unfortunately, the number of kids in the U.S. who regularly ride a bike has dropped 20% since 2007 and childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels and depression among adolescents continues to rise. The physical and mental benefits of biking have been proven time and time again, but for millions of kids across the U.S., access to bikes and safe places to ride is not a reality. Our mission is to take collective action for all kids to access, experience and develop a lifelong love of bicycling, ultimately fostering the integration of bicycling into the fabric of local communities.

PeopleForBikes at Work on Youth Bicycling


Youth, with parental support, voluntarily agree to participate in Outride's research. (All photos courtesy.)

Your Child’s Brain on Biking

March 29th, 2021

We spoke with Esther Walker, Ph.D., about the research work Outride and its university partners are doing to advance youth bicycling. ...

In Project Bike Tech classrooms, students learn mechanical skills but also everything from geometry to city planning. (All photos courtesy of Project Bike Tech)

Why Every City Needs Project Bike Tech

March 17th, 2021

Like high school auto shop, but for bicycles, this experiential program is helping create a new generation of bike advocates nationwide. ...

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Youth Cycling Coalition Announces Partners and Launch of Pilot Program

February 23rd, 2021

The Youth Cycling Coalition (YCC), a partnership of 10 youth-focused bicycling organizations, has announced a commitment to growing youth bicycling through the launch of a pilot program in Morgantown, West Virginia.   ...

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PeopleForBikes and Outride Announce Partnership to Support Youth Bicycling

February 3rd, 2021

PeopleForBikes is proud to announce a partnership with Outride, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth and cultivating inclusive communities through bicycling. Outride is a leader in youth cycling education, community grant giving and research investigating the influence ...

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association hosts events to promote and grow youth cycling.

PeopleForBikes Renews Partnership With National Interscholastic Cycling Association

September 24th, 2020

PeopleForBikes is proud to announce a renewed partnership with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to promote and grow youth cycling across the U.S. ...

Our friends at the Bike Cooperative help spark a lifelong love of cycling.

Challenge Meets Potential: Children are the Future of Cycling

September 2nd, 2020

2020 has taught us many lessons, and one of the biggest things we’ve learned is that the world is widely connected and so are its challenges. Many of them are BIG challenges — the kind we might often think a bicycle has nothing to do with. ...