Riding Forward is a great charity we are happy to support!
It has 4 initiatives:
Healthy Living and Mentorship It’s no secret that today’s youth needs to get outside more and the directors at riding forward are here to make that happen. Many of our greatest childhood memories involve some kind of wheeled sport, we want to help create those memories for the next generation. This program utilizes our mentors to teach youth the life skills they need to be successful while keeping them active and engaged in their communities.
Bike Skills and Knowledge Clinics Through partnerships with local schools and organizations we will provide education on bike transportation and safety. The goal is to make cycling as whole more accessible and safe for the next generation. With cycling on the rise in urban areas there is a need to educate children on the laws and proper practices involved in doing so. We will be educating them on personal safety such as helmets, pads, and proper bike maintenance, and also on the laws of the road when cycling; proper turning, signaling, looking for traffic. We will also be working with schools to ensure that the children will have a safe and secure way to store their bikes. Outside of transportation education we will also be using the local parks to teach kids bike related skills. Whether it’s on the mountain bike trails or at the local skateparks, teaching new skills and building a strong cycling community is very important to us.
Park Revitalization Riding Forward will be instrumental in the progress of developing local parks into safe havens where kids and their communities will have the opportunity to develop their bike skills and knowledge. The program directors at Riding Forward have years of experience working with City, County, and State officials to ensure the rehabilitation of unsafe parks and the implementation of wheeled sport activities into currently successful parks. This is a pivotal sector of our plan as it gives the kids an opportunity to hone their skills and develop a passion for cycling.
Full Ride Program With bike related actions sports becoming more and more mainstream we have found that there is a large gap in the development of these athletes and we hope to bridge that gap. With this program we can make the sport more accessible for kids and families who look to compete in any of these segments by teaming up with fantastic sponsors and companies who have the same vision as Riding Forward. We will also help with the training, nutrition, bike skills, and the large task of getting to the races and competitions related to those sports. Our Full Ride Program is designed to reward youth who show an immense passion and skill for cycling with the chance to be apart of the team through private donations, who may not otherwise be able to afford it. These kids will be outfitted with competition level bikes and the equipment that goes along with it.
You can check out the Riding Forward website HERE