Do you remember why you started riding a bike?
Do you remember the pure joy, freedom, independence, and the “I can do anything” feeling?
At The Specialized Foundation, we believe in granting this opportunity to all kids. We believe that bicycles not only have the ability to improve the health of our children but also the potential to empower middle schoolers to take chances, try new things, and see the world in new ways. Bicycles have the power to make lives better, beyond winning races. They have the power to bring people together, to motivate individuals to be better humans, and take advantage of what the world has to offer.
Our Athlete Ambassadors give the youth in our Riding for Focus programs someone to look up to. These athletes each have a story of how cycling has impacted their lives - inside and outside of competition. We want our kids to see the whole picture when it comes to bike riding, and we found some incredible athletes to help us achieve this goal.