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Youth Bicycling

The future of bicycling depends on getting kids on bikes. Unfortunately, the number of kids in the U.S. who ride regularly has dropped 20% since 2007, as childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels and depression among adolescents increases. The physical and mental benefits of biking are well established, but millions of children and teens across the U.S. lack access to bikes and safe places to ride them.  PeopleForBikes partners with national, state and local organizations that support youth bicycling, including Youth Cycling Coalition, a group of 10 youth-focused bicycling organizations, and our partnership with Outride, a nonprofit dedicated to building more diverse, equitable youth cycling communities. In addition, our Industry Community Grants Program helps fund bike projects across the U.S. to get more people (especially kids) on bikes.

PeopleForBikes at Work on Youth Bicycling

News

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Oklahoma Youth Love This Bike Club

May 27th, 2022

Bike Club OKC is helping kids build community locally and better express themselves, improving health and academic outcomes along the way. ...

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Steering Students Towards Health and Success

April 14th, 2022

Mile High 360 is teaching Denver youth to ride, helping them see bicycling and their city in a new light. ...

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Riding Bikes Is Good For Youth and Research Proves It

March 25th, 2022

A new report from the nonprofit Outride showcases how bicycling can transform student’s health and well-being for the better. We spoke with Esther Walker, Ph.D about the new findings.  ...

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The Health Benefits of Biking for Youth

March 17th, 2022

Learn how kids in Outride’s Riding for Focus program are pedaling for social, emotional, and cognitive well-being. ...

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Centering Youth Voices in Bike Advocacy

February 28th, 2022

The National Youth Bike Council, a network of high school-aged advocates from around the U.S., is speaking up on behalf of young bicyclists everywhere. ...

A Laramie Middle School student takes part in an afterschool bike program.

The Wyoming City Centering Kids on Bikes

January 28th, 2022

In Laramie, kids learn to ride bikes in middle school, and a combination of research and advocacy work ensures they remain engaged cyclists into adulthood. ...