Our mission is to empower youth through bicycles.

El Grupo is a youth cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building, and bike centered, so that they can acquire the self confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community. Click here to read our 2020 Annual Report.

Through our programs, we are getting youth on bikes, and they in turn are teaching, inspiring and empowering other youth to ride, enjoy and love bikes.

Through the use of bicycles, El Grupo’s goals are to . . .

  • Enable youth to become life-long bike enthusiasts
  • Instill personal and social responsibility and leadership skills
  • Empower youth to set and achieve personal and community goals
  • Educate and inspire youth to overcome obstacles, both personal and societal
  • Make riding bikes safer, cooler, and more accessible for those under 18 years of age

We embrace all forms of cycling from road and mountain bike racing to bicycle touring and daily commuting.

El Grupo is developing the next generation of active, healthy, and community-minded cycling enthusiasts and leaders in Tucson.

No special skills or gear are required. The lack of cycling gear should not be a deterrent, as we have access to free or low-cost bicycles, helmets, lights, etc. Through donations from the community, El Grupo provides all bikes, equipment, clothing and gear to youth.

Find out how you can RIDE with El Grupo!