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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

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A member of the Northwest Center’s youth advisory council poses in Belmont Cragin.

Investing in Community

October 26th, 2021

Building inclusive bicycling ecosystems means investing in youth and working from the inside out. Two nonprofits — the Northwest Center and Outride — are committed to doing just that. ...

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PeopleForBikes Renews Partnerships With International Mountain Bicycling Association and National Interscholastic Cycling Association

October 24th, 2021

PeopleForBikes is the national organization that supports every kind of bicycling. Whether it’s on road or dirt, or for recreation, transportation or competition, in every state across the country, PeopleForBikes works to make biking better for everyone. That’s why we’re delighted to announce our re ...

A Little Bellas rider from the New Hampshire Upper Valley group. (Photo credit: William Freihofer)

The ‘Bike Boom’ Isn’t Just for Adults

September 2nd, 2021

The future of kids’ bicycling appeared dire until the pandemic hit. Now, a new generation of bicyclists is emerging. ...

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Learnings From the 2021 Outride Research Summit

August 16th, 2021

The virtual gathering highlighted evidence-based ways to advance youth and community well-being through bicycling. ...

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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. ...