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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

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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. ...

As public transportation options diminish, more families will consider biking to school.

Safe Routes Partnership Centers Equity and Adaptability in Getting Back to School in 2020

August 31st, 2020

While everyone is talking about kids returning to school this fall in the midst of a pandemic, there needs to be more discussions on the topic of how they will get there. Addressing increased and complicated transportation needs is necessary for a safe return to school in 2020. Many school districts ...

Together We Rise quickly responded to the COVID crisis to help solve problems for displaced youth.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Foster Care Community and What Bikes Can Do to Help

April 30th, 2020

In a time of crisis, the bicycle shines bright as a potential solution. For the large group of individuals living within the foster care community, the bike can mean the difference between personal independence and feeling trapped within the pressures of our current situation. ...