El Grupo has something for all ages
Team El Grupo is a year-round after-school program for youth aged 12-18 that fosters healthy values through goal-oriented cycling and leadership development, serving almost 40 youth weekly. Learn more.
El Grupito is a semester-long after-school program that encourages youth aged 8-13 to build skills and confidence, be active and healthy, and have fun through bike riding and camaraderie, serving more than 50 kids weekly. Learn more.
Manzo Elementary Bike Club is a semester-based program that engages youth in an after-school bike riding club to build skills, confidence, and healthy habits at this low-income school, serving more than kids weekly. Learn more.
Bike Packing is a program for youth aged 13-18 who are interested in adventure biking. The youth in this program are challenged by loading their bikes with gear and riding into the mountains to camp. The program is goal-oriented, skill-building and builds sense of self by challenging the participants to be self-sufficient in the wilderness. Learn more.
Summer Bike Camp focuses on safe bike riding and independence for every skill level and promoting health and wellness for youth to over 150 kids, aged 6-13 during the month of June. Team El Grupo participants gain job and leadership experience as camp counselors. Learn more.
Through our programs, El Grupo addresses key issues
- Childhood obesity: Kids need to play! We focus on the bicycle as a tool to be used for fun, fitness, transportation and on developing healthy habits for the rest of one’s life.
- Social and environmental disconnect: We focus on engaging youth in the community and the natural world that surrounds us in meaningful ways.
- Need for high quality out of school time programs for youth: We focus on the individual – building confidence, character and leadership skills – as well as camaraderie and teamwork with our youth.
- All youth need a path: We focus on providing cycle-related opportunities for youth who have perhaps not yet found a positive path through traditional sports or programs.