Our Philosophy

Momentum Bike Clubs philosophy is anchored in positive youth development.  We intentionally engage youth constructively within their communities by affirming their strengths and assets.   Positive youth development works to develop their leadership potential, provide consistent support and healthy relationships.

What We Do

Momentum Bike Club works with youths aged 10 to 18.   We promote vigorous exercise and healthy peer and mentor relationships.   We recruit eligible youth with the assistance of local community-based partners and connect them with volunteer adult mentors.

What We Believe

Momentum Bike Clubs is premised on the belief that youth and caregivers thrive when living in inclusive and supportive communities.  Youth face multiple risk factors including persistent poverty, parental incarceration and/or instability in their home life.  Families struggling with multiple challenges often become isolated within community settings.   Youth may have academic difficulties and behavioral problems.   Youth carry tremendous burdens coping with their family’s struggles

Momentum was founded in 2010.   We have served over 1100 youth and collectively ridden 110,000 miles.  Our program begins with middle school bike clubs and continues thru high school.   Our bike club students can participate in internships, trips, youth development seminars and high school preparation resources.  Our students receive annual college scholarships and ongoing mentoring.