Compete & Contribute
This page is dedicated to those in the cycling community whose influence goes beyond the bike.
Founded in 2012 by Patrick Lucas, the Indigenous Youth Mountain Biking Program works with First Nation communities all over BC. They truly prove it's about more than a bike-- it's about restoration and resilience. See more about their work at firstjourneytrails.com .
In 2017, when New York City attorney and avid cyclist Mac Dorris founded the Ride for Mental Health in New Paltz, N.Y., it was a way to find hope, healing and purpose after the sudden and tragic loss of his son, Eric. In over six years, The Ride for Mental Health has emerged as the premier cycling fundraiser in the U.S. exclusively benefitting mental health. Staged in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley, the weekend event is like an annual homecoming for a growing community of kindred spirits, many of whom have inspiring stories and personal motivation for riding or volunteering.