Since 2016, we have been supporting the future of our sport through our Buck Up For Bikes program, which raises money for the benefit of young riders across the U.S. We’ve partnered with the following national-level organizations, all of whom are committed to getting more kids and young women on bikes.
BikeFlights.com not only collects and tracks donations, but we also supplement collected contributions and cover the costs of administering and publicizing the program.
Trips for Kids is a positive youth development organization that teaches valuable life skills with the bike at the core of our programming. We believe the bike is an ideal learning laboratory that’s approachable for kids of all backgrounds and abilities. We offer hands-on STEM learning, creative problem-solving and teamwork, while nurturing a lifelong connection to healthy movement and the outdoors. Our vast network of chapters throughout North America has introduced more than 230,000 youth aged 8-18 to the valuable life lessons teachable on the bike, with an emphasis on helping those kids most in need of positive adult role models and mentors.
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) - NICA develops mountain biking programs for youth and communities across the United States and (as of spring 2019) supports over 19,000 student-athletes in developing strong minds, bodies, character and communities. Experiences had through mountain biking can help youth develop a sense of self worth and teamwork that will impact their lives both on and off the bike. Through its core values of fun, inclusivity, equity, respect and community, NICA envisions a future where every youth is empowered to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community.
Little Bellas connects girls with the joy of mountain biking. Through programs that facilitate fun, belonging and confidence-building, we aim to get more girls on bikes across the country. All girls are welcome, regardless of whether they have never ridden before or have been ripping it up on the two wheels for years. We support girls in overcoming challenges on the trail, building biking skills and being brave on the bike.
The Amy D. Foundation encourages and supports young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams. Created in memory of Amy Dombroski, the programming works to build participation, opportunity and equality in the sport. Dombroski was a versatile cyclist with Under 23 National Championship titles in road, mountain and cyclocross. Her love for cycling and life touched many people around the world; the Amy D. Foundation supports programs in all of Dombroski’s disciplines, including road, mountain bike and cyclocross. (Photo: Casey Gibson)