Ride Up Grades is offering bike sponsorship and career mentorship to support up to 10 confident cyclists from New York City between the ages 18-23. The focus and health benefits that come from pursuing cycling as a sport are great, but we also believe that it's important to support our cyclists' goals off the bike.
In addition to providing a road bike, we will pair new riders with experienced professionals who have career advice or skills to offer in line with the new rider's stated goals.
Riders will be expected to train regularly with the sponsorship team, set goals, and meet with their mentors online as needed to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Applications will be open on a rolling basis until all slots are full. We ask that riders commit for one season -- meaning at least 3 months.
We are also accepting donations of road bikes and recruiting mentors to continue the program. Feel free to contact us.