To enhance the physical, ethical, and life development of kids we develop programs as well as partner with similar organizations and programs that focus on giving kids the skills and tools for realizing their dreams.
Our partnership program with low income housing developers (LIHD) provides bicycles and helmets to their child residents. We provide new bicycles to resident children who do a majority of the bike assembly with assistance from adults and other children. Our goal is to teach self sufficiency with respect to the bicycle. It ensures that the child understands and can perform basic, fundamental maintenance and repairs. This program allows us to be engaged with the children on a longitudinal basis and ensures that the children are getting the greatest benefit from their bicycle. Is also allows us to engage the parents and sibling in the process. We partner with other local non-profits to provide skill and safety classes at the housing projects. Once the children are street safe, they can participate in group cycling outings.
The Fast Freddie Foundation and the Morgan Stanley Cycling Team host the annual fall event that raises funds for bike and helmet purchases from Specialized Bikes. Through this program, we have been able to donate thousands of bikes to the under served children of the greater Bay Area.
The EBIA is the only middle school in the East Bay with a bike repair and maintenance class. We are partnering with them to refurbish bikes to give to needy families in the Oakland area. The FFF is providing them with the bikes and the students are refurbishing and distributing the bikes as part of their focus on community service.
The goal of the Junior Racing Program is to activate at-risk and low income youth to lead healthy lives through the various forms of cycling. We work with the athletes to ensure that they understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, proper training and education on their development as individuals. Cycling is the medium to create the opportunity for personal success.
Team California is Southern California-based Junior Cycling Development Team that was founded in 2015 with the goal of getting as many kids on bikes as possible and teaching them how to become competitive athletes and high-performing young men and women. Team CA has grown organically through the commitment of its founders, coaches, and supporters to produce high caliber young cyclists. It offers the opportunity for the junior racers to attend numerous races that would otherwise be unavailable to them.