El Grupo provides youth with bike-centered experiences that are both fun and challenging. We embrace all forms of cycling from road and mountain bike racing to bicycle touring and daily commuting. Through the use of bicycles, El Grupo’s goals are to:
- Encourage youth to become life-long bike enthusiasts
- Teach responsibility, accountability, and leadership skills
- Empower youth to set and achieve personal and community goals
- Educate and inspire youth to overcome obstacles
- Make riding bikes safe, fun, accessible, and cool
El Grupo Youth Cycling is headquartered and operated out of The Clubhouse, a parcel of real estate located near downtown Tucson. Two large structures are used for program activities, bike storage and maintenance, academic and exercise space for the kids, and administration. Outside we have room to park our vans and trailers and plenty of space for kids to practice their cycling skills. The Clubhouse is like a second home for more than 140 youth who participate in our after-school and summer programs.
Currently we lease this space, but we have a vision to purchase the property before the end of 2021. Doing to will save us more than $47,000 per year, money that can be used to maintain and expand our programs.
Please help El Grupo raise $600,000!
We are teaching tomorrow’s engaged citizens and community leaders how to be disciplined, accountable, and responsible – both on and off their bikes. Please help us continue our mission by making a tax-deductible contribution to our building fund.