Since 2005 the One Love Century has been able to donate over $225,000 to youth-focused organizations working within Metro Atlanta.
The Dream Team – Founded in 1994 by the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) with the goal of giving kids from low-income households the chance to ride across the state on a bicycle – and own that bicycle when they finished. Their vision is to provide extraordinary cycling experiences for youth to dream beyond their circumstances and grow greater by the mile.
East Atlanta Kids Club – A nonprofit, out-of-school-time tutoring, mentoring and enrichment program for under-resourced girls and boys ages 7 to 17. Their cycling program train kids how to safely cycle around their own neighborhood as well as around a variety of street and off-road terrains in the metro Atlanta area.
Dick Lane Velodrome Racing League – The velodrome conducts youth service activities for children at no cost to the city or state. These activities include their Youth Cycling League, Summer Camp, and Bicycle Safety Clinics. In addition, to raising bicycle safety awareness, these programs promote physical health and wellness, teamwork and individual growth.
Bearings Bike Shop – A youth development organization in Atlanta’s Westside where kids can earn and maintain a bicycle while developing the skills and character essential to success in adulthood. Since 2009, hundreds of kids ages 6-18 have engaged in the shop, earning bikes and learning skills essential to success in adulthood.
Urban Creek Conservation and Recreation Corps – Works with the community on conservation and maintenance of parks and urban green spaces by teaching youth technical and hands-on training in developing and maintaining the natural environment in parks and urban green spaces. UCCRC’s staff and youth corps organize and lead regular community hikes, runs, and rides in parks and green spaces.
Free Bikes for Kids – Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the US. One-third of those bikes are 20” wheel-size, or smaller. Since kids grow like weeds, over 8 million bikes are virtually outgrown each year. As a volunteer organization and a charity (501c3) we use local volunteers and donations to fuel the repair process of these bikes and partner with organizations that identify the children most in need. At volume our average repair cost per bike is $25, and that includes a helmet!
Prior years beneficiaries:
Cycles and Change