There are many wonderful youth programs in Colorado and other states. The list is exhaustive however we will continue to add resources here to help you find the right program for your child.
Front Rangers Cycling Club: (Metro Denver) Has a junior cycling team that focuses both on racing and recreational riding as well as an outreach program that gets disadvantaged youth on bicycles. There is a monthly outreach ride and any youth is welcome to attend. Helmets and bicycles are provided for those that do not have them. For more information
Avid4Adventure: The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors.
Bicycle Longmont (Boulder County): Bicycle Longmont runs an annual Holiday Bike Giveaway
Bikes Together: (Metro Denver) A two-week summer camp designed around all things bicycles, Bike Camp teaches kids to be a safe and responsible bike rider in an environment built on communication and teamwork. The camp counselors and Bikes Together Volunteers lead children on a quest for adventure and knowledge while teaching them bicycle maintenance skills and how to safely navigate an urban environment on two wheels. This includes hands-on instruction by expert mechanics and safely designed city bike rides between 3 and 30 miles.
BVSD Bike Ed (Boulder) The BVSD Bike Ed builds cycling culture and develops the next generation of cyclists through empowerment and fun one class at a time. Through education and encouragement, we seek to increase the number of children cycling to school, promote health, and cultivate life‐long cyclists.
Ciclismo Youth Foundation (Northern Colorado): This organization is dedicated to making cycling opportunities accessible to youth in Northern Colorado. CYF aims to positively supporting the development of children in Colorado. Our programs support the social and emotional development of children through the sport of cycling. We aim to teach children a life skill while guiding them though challenges along the way. By introducing children to a positive sport and by giving them a chance to develop and have fun.The CYF hosts; the High School Mountain Bike Program, the Spring Road Program, the Summer Mountain Bike Skills Program and the Middle School program.
Colorado High School Mountain Bike League (Colorado) The Colorado League races provide student athletes an arena in which to set and accomplish competitive goals, to achieve their personal best. The fall race series consists of 4 conference races and a state championship race.
eRNG Performance Youth & Junior Tri Team (South Suburban Denver) eNRG Performance Youth and Junior Triathlon Team focuses on inspiring kids to be more physically active through the sport of triathlon and improving their self-confidence by teaching about lifelong wellness and nutrition principles.
Evergreen Parks & Recreation – Jr. Mountain Bike Program: (Evergreen) An opportunity to join their biking group as they ride the trails of the local open space parks. The group meets Sundays at the west entrance of Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Riders must have at least a 24-inch wheeled bike and helmet for all rides.
Golden Optimist Bicycle ReCycle Program: (Golden) They provide bicycles to students, families, kids, and anyone who needs a bicycle. They maintain a bicycle repair shop, volunteers fix the bikes, and parts and supplies are purchased with funds from the annual Christmas tree sales and other donations. Since the program’s inception, more than 7,000 bikes have been repaired and donated to those in need.
Grand Valley Youth Cycling – (Grand Junction) Grand Valley Youth Cycling has been supporting and developing high school mountain bike teams in the Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade areas since 2011.
Grinta Cycling Jr. Devo Camp (Steamboat Springs) A Junior Devo Camp for juniors aged 13-18 who wish to develop cycling skills, strength, healthy habits, and confidence by spending 2 1/2 days of riding, learning skills and having fun.
Kids on Bikes -(Colorado Springs) Their three priorities that will allow all children to own and ride a bike are to provide access to rideable bikes, to empower children in bike safety and to encourage kids and families to ride more frequently. Kids on Bikes run a series of programs such as a Earn A Bike Program and the Great Bicycle Carnival.
Little Bellas Amy D. Sessions: The Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. They aim to create a community that will empower girls through the sport, emphasize the importance of goal-setting, promote healthy life styles and recognize the positive effects of strong female bonds. In Colorado, the Little Bellas collaborate with the Amy D Foundation and hold programs in Boulder and Lakewood.
Lucky Bikes ReCyclery: (Metro Denver) Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery is a social enterprise, community bike shop that provides affordable bicycle solutions for all and work-force training to disadvantaged and special needs youth.
Peak to Peak Training: (Metro Denver) Coach Jon Heidemann organizes road racing cycling camps for all levels. Jon is a USAC Certified Elite Level 1 Coach and with over 30 years of experience coaching cyclists, you know you’re in good hands
Pedal Adventure Camps: (Metro Denver) P.A.C. is a bicycling adventure day camp for ages 8-14. While other camps are stuck in one place, P.A.C. campers spend their day riding bikes exploring the parks, trails and cultural sights of Denver. Camp is based out of Steele Elementary School in the Wash Park neighborhood. P.A.C. encourages a passion for exploration and investigation with spontaneous stops and adventures. Campers learn to be more confident riders while having fun riding around town, mastering the rules of the road and proper cycling etiquette
Project ReCycle: (South Suburan Denver) PR distributes refurbished bikes, helmets, bike locks, bike lights and provides bike safety education directly to individuals and families through the Dream Bike program, our events, and Indirectly through partnerships with other organizations.
Recycle Bicycle (Metro Denver): Recycle Bicycles gladly accepts donations of used bicycles and related items. Our volunteers redistribute them at no cost to inner city shelters, housing projects and schools. Since 1994, the collective has redistributed over 22,000 bicycles!
SMBA: (Boulder County) Founded in 1993, Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) is the longest running non-profit junior mountain biking program in Colorado. Over the last 20 years, SMBA has been committed to creating opportunities for kids of all levels and abilities to experience mountain biking. SMBA focuses on the individual rider while building, fundamental skill concepts, fitness, character, and confidence.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Steamboat Springs): SSWSC runs six-week program that promotes safe riding skills in a fun environment. This program is best suited for children with an interest in learning more about mountain biking, participating in group rides and a desire to put in some effort.
Trips for Kids Metro Denver: (Metro Denver) The mission of Trips for Kids Denver Metro is to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth, using the bicycle as a tool to foster positive life skills, healthy youth development, and a sense of fun and adventure.
Wish for Wheels: (Colorado) A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gives brand new bicycles and helmets to kids in low income communities
If you are an organization that has a program for youth please send information and we will get it posted.