RideUpGrades.org seeks to bridge both the transportation and health divide in low-income communities through cycling. We break down the barrier to entry for teenagers and families to start commuting by bike and participating in the sport of road cycling. Through free group rides, road cycling instruction, and a road racing youth scholarship we aim to turn the sedentary into cyclists, and commuters into competitors.
"THE BIKE IS A SIMPLE MACHINE THAT CAN OPEN UP A MASSIVE WORLD TO A KID."
- Scott Savory
iChallengeMyself is a school-based cycling program that gets kids on bikes. The program introduces young people to endurance sports, nutrition, and dedication to a training program.
Since their launch in February 2005, they have directly served over 2,500 public middle school and high school students ages 11–19 in the Bronx and Manhattan. I Challenge Myself is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
To learn more about the program, please visit iChallengeMyself.org.
"Since our inception over 15 years ago, Ostroy has been a founding partner with I Challenge Myself. Raising money every year, introducing us to key people in the cycling community, and advising us on the development of our youth cycling program. Ostroy's contributions over the years have been crucial to our success.
Ana Reyes, ichallengemyself.org