Grow Cycling Foundation
Grow Cycling Foundation was created in recognition that the cycling world is not immune from a culture of exclusivity. GROW creates new avenues for inclusive community building and career development in the cycling industry as well as empowering existing programs working to tear down barriers to entry for underrepresented people and communities. We want to expand the big welcoming tent of cycling so that every single person who longs to participate in the wonderful world of the outdoors has safe access and a real pathway of inclusiveness to do so. Cycling has a unique ability to address intersecting areas where specific communities have been long underserved. GROW starts with the basic human need of safety and how to ensure that everyone feels safe riding a bike, whether that be physical safety or psychological safety. We invest in programs that build belongingness in cycling by creating inclusive cycling spaces regardless of gender or ethnicity. We recognize that not everyone has equal access to outdoor experiences whether due to mobility, financial or educational barriers. We believe that everyone deserves to reap the physical, mental and social benefits of safety and belonging in cycling. By investing in cycling in diverse communities we can begin to address inequalities head on and from multiple fronts. We will start in North America and expand globally, because this is a global problem.