Giving Tuesday, Mountain Bike Edition

Take a moment to learn about some of the groups and organizations working to make mountain biking even better, and consider supporting them today.
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There are a lot of organizations out there who want to make mountain biking better, whether it’s through advocacy and trail building, or by exposing people to the healing power of bicycles. Take a look at this list and find a way to give back or learn about some of the organizations and initiatives that are empowering the two-wheeled world.

Backcountry is matching the first $10k in donations to their long-time partner The Nature Conservancy, an environmental non-profit that has worked to protect more than 125 million acres of land. Add any donation amount to your order at checkout today (11/30/21 only).

The Be Good Foundation enriches communities by using the bicycle as a catalyst for healing, empowerment and evolution. Last year the foundation donated $167k and your donation will help to reach the goal of $25k for their end-of-year campaign setting them up to make an even greater impact in 2022.

The Colorado League promotes positive youth development through interscholastic mountain biking for high school students in Colorado, southern Wyoming, northern New Mexico, and now Spearfish, South Dakota. To find out more about the organization or to donate, click here.

Darn Tough Vermont will be donating 100% of proceeds from sales at to Vermont Food Bank on Giving Tuesday (11/30/21 only).

Evergreen MTB Alliance is running a campaign for the Methow chapter that includes matching funds, with a goal of raising $25,000.

Fox Factory launches the Trail Trust today to deliver sustainable adventure to everyone. The Trail Trust has already awarded about $500,000 in funding to organizations including the Grow Cycling Foundation, the Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship and more. The Trail Trust follows the purpose and intent of Santa Cruz’s Paydirt Fund. To find out more about the Trail Trust or to apply for funding, click here.

Georgia Cycling Association works “to inspire Georgians to get outside and ride a mountain bike through inclusive programs that champion the interests of everyone who rides or wants to ride a bicycle in our state.” Click here to learn more and to donate.

The Grow Cycling Foundation, started by Elliot Jackson, is building a pumptrack in Los Angeles, amongst other things, to put cycling in places where it hasn’t traditionally been. Click here to learn more and to donate.

The International Mountain Bike Association needs no introduction. Support their work at the federal level or find an IMBA Local chapter close to you to help build and maintain trails. Click here to learn more and to donate.

Lucky to Ride brings mountain biking to underserved and disadvantaged kids in the Denver area. They partner with kids through schools and other nonprofits and introduce them to the sport and what to expect on the trails. Read more about them here and click here to donate.

Marin Museum of Bicycling hosts the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in addition to exhibits featuring bicycling innovations from around the world. The museum is a registered non-profit and offers a number of options for contributing.

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association helps young students and athletes build life skills through high school mountain biking. Click here to learn more and to donate.

Project Bike Tech helps students across the country learn the ins and outs of bike repair skills and life skills. Click here to learn more and to donate.

REI is matching every dollar up to $1 million for more equitable access in the outdoors through their Cooperative Action Fund which collaborates with groups like Friends of the LA River, the Center for Native American Youth, and Wild Diversity. Click here to learn more and to donate.

Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee Works empowers youth and young adults and build the bicycle infrastructure in the Gallup, New Mexico and four corners area. Click here to learn more and to donate.

Veterans Expeditions helps veterans get outdoors and cope with military separation and mental health issues through an outdoor community. Click here to read more about them and here to donate.

World Ride is a 501(c)3 non profit with the mission of empowering women globally through mountain biking. Supporting their end of the year fundraiser will go towards helping get local women in Nepal, Guatemala, Peru, and Botswana out on mountain bikes. Donate here and be entered to win a World Ride Trip to Peru and other prizes.

Do you know of any other non-profit mountain bike organizations participating in Giving Tuesday initiatives? Share a link and tell us about them in the comments below!

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