Our mission is to open the cycling community to more young people and create access where it is lacking. We look for riders who demonstrate commitment with the tools they have, and we provide the support, equipment and structure to take them to the next level.

So, while even though those who can afford to drop mints on the newest gear would often be better served by riding up some gradients, with the help of our private and corporate partners, we are leveling the field. Diversity in cycling; bridging the transportation and health divide; industry job access; and self-confidence - bikes are just the beginning. 

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The Ride Up Grades Road Racing Scholarship in partnership with Trek Bicycles is open to applications in the summer. The scholarship is designed to give young people the tools and support to race road bikes. Winning riders are given a new race-ready road bike and bike accessories, helmet, computer, and shoes from Trek and Bontrager. Ride Up Grades provides continuous support with team placement and training. 

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Ride Up Grades, Inc. is a 501c3 organization

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Road Racing Scholarship Winner Umut

Inaugural Scholarship winner Umut and her brand new Trek Domane AL 2