Is Grow Cycling just to help build inclusion for people of color or will you help other marginalized groups as well?
Historically, people of color have been largely underserved in the outdoor industry, so we are starting there with the understanding that the same systems of power that exclude people of color, exclude other marginalized groups as well. Our ultimate goal is for the world of cycling to be representative of the world around us, full of all genders, colors, and backgrounds.
How much of my donation goes to Grow Cycling initiatives?
We aren’t taking salaries or any wages to do this. Currently, everyone working at Grow Cycling Foundation is a volunteer. Aside from platform hosting fees and administrative costs, 100% of your donations go directly to Grow Cycling initiatives and are tax-deductible.
Our dream is that Grow Cycling grows large enough to have global reach which may, in the future, require full-time, salaried staff. If this happens we commit to being fully transparent with our donors and community about where their donations are going.
Are brands the only ones that can contribute or can individuals donate as well?
Anyone can help us grow cycling! One main goal we had when creating the Grow Cycling Foundation was to make it easy for anyone to make a sustainable difference, from the smallest one-time donation, to the largest corporate partner.
If I can’t donate, how can I help?
- Spread the word to your cycling friends and communities - tweet, repost, share or pin
- Tell your employer about us and ask them to share the story and get involved
- Commit to spending time educating yourself on inequalities of access to your sport or industry
- Show empathy daily and be intentional about inviting new people into your cycling circles
- Be empowered to speak up when you notice homogeneity in your companies or social circles. Ask why that might be and how you can open the doors to different groups of people
How does the pumptrack help people of color get into cycling?
Everyone that has a career in the cycling industry probably started off by riding around for fun as a kid or maybe a bit later. The fun of it is what gets people interested and exposes them to various potential career paths surrounding their sport of choice.
By building a Grow Cycling pumptrack in a diverse community that has never had access to cycling in this way gives them a safe space to explore and have fun on a bike, just like how we all started. We aim to inspire career paths and involve the local community by using this space for world-class events, community building, and programs that teach various cycling industry skills.
Who did your design work and copy?
That would be Kate Jones and Hannah Peterson, respectively! This wouldn't have been possible without them. Check out Kate's site at Kate Jones Creates!
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can easily cancel you subscription in a few seconds by going to the Donate Page, scrolling to the bottom and expanding the "Manage Subscription" section. From here you can follow the instructions to cancel. If you have any questions PLEASE reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help!
How do I add Grow Cycling Foundation to my company's Donor Matching Program?
We wanted to hit the ground running to help to build equity and belonging in our community so we’re working with the 1st Foundation charity to be our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. What this means for supporters who want to add us to their company’s donor matching programs is that we operate under the umbrella of their registered charity 501(c)(3) EIN, but absolutely 100% of donations go to the Grow Cycling Foundation. So when you input the EIN #, it will link to the 1st Foundation charity, but after approval, we get notification from them that we can administer and set up our charitable cause. Findability on your corporate donor portal should be easy after that because most platforms have a search name/cause tab in which you can look for the “Grow Cycling Foundation”. We already have our cause set up on the Benevity platform and we are in the process of approval with YourCause.
1st Foundation Charitable Corp, 22279 U.S. Highway 271, Spiro OK 74959
How do I get in contact with Grow Cycling Foundation?
We would love to hear from you! We are a small team of volunteers, but you can email email@example.com and we will get back to you as quickly as we can!