Humanitarian & Health
East Side Riders Bike Club
The grassroots volunteer organization in Watts endeavors to improve the lives of young adults and the structure of the community by fostering a pa...
One of the oldest active bicycle advocacy groups in the United States, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition was founded in 1971 by a group of environmental and neighborhood activists in 1971. Since then, it has grown into the premiere grassroots alliance championing bicycle safety and viability in the city. The coalition is driven almost entirely by volunteers, comprising one of the country's largest and most successful bicycle advocacy groups.
In addition to pushing for safety-based changes such as protected bike lanes and road improvements, the organization is deeply entrenched in grassroots community programming and engagement. Through its Bike it Forward campaign, the coalition reclaims, repairs, and redistributes abandoned bicycles to underserved community members lacking affordable transportation. Additionally, the organization offers free bicycle classes to youth, families, and identity-based groups such as Women Bike SF, encouraging people from diverse backgrounds in the city to connect through a shared love for riding.
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