Advocacy and Giving

We started Prevelo because we love seeing our own kids enjoy the outdoors on their bikes.  We think we make pretty awesome bikes.  But that's not enough.  Kids also need awesome places to ride their bikes.  So from the beginning Prevelo Bikes has been committed to supporting organizations that are working to make the world more bike friendly, to open up spaces for bikes, and to preserve outdoor areas for our children to explore and enjoy.

When you buy Prevelo, a portion of the purchase price goes to support these efforts.  And if you want to give more, we encourage you to click through and contribute directly to these organizations.  Or if you are feeling super jazzed about making the world more bike friendly for kids, find a local organization that is working to improve bicycling conditions or trail access and lend a hand or kick in a few dollars.  They'll appreciate it.  And our children will reap the benefits.

 

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1% for the Planet

At Prevelo Bikes, we love planets. And while we appreciate Jupiter's size and Saturn's jazzy rings, by far our favorite planet is Earth. To be fair, we have yet to visit other planets. Still, we are firm in our belief that Earth is the best planet. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Prevelo Bikes contributes 1% of sales to issues facing our favorite planet (which is Earth, in case you weren't paying attention earlier).

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to address the most pressing issues facing our planet. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, the members have given more than $150 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, numerous individuals, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries.

If you are a business owner, please consider taking the pledge and joining this group. Let's teach our kids to ride bikes. Then let's make sure they always have an awesome planet to ride them on.

 

Causes Prevelo Proudly Supports

 


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People for Bikes

Prevelo Bikes proudly supports People for Bikes 

People for Bikes helps communities quickly build better places to ride. Their Community Grants Program provides financial support for some of these projects. Their Bike Network Analysis tool helps cities and towns identify and correct weak spots in their bike networks.

People for Bikes works with federal, state and local leaders to advance bike project funding and pro-bike laws. They develop Congressional champions and monitor all 50 state legislatures and support the work of state and local advocacy groups. As a result, over the last 20 years, government agencies have invested nearly $20 billion to build thousands of miles of new bikes lanes, paths and trails.

Join the cause by joining People for Bikes.

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League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists vision is a nation where everyone recognizes and enjoys the many benefits and opportunities of bicycling.

The League's mission is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone with a commitment to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

Prevelo Bikes is a League of American Bicyclists recognized Silver Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM

Prevelo Bikes joins a cutting-edge group of over 1,100 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

Bicycle Friendly Business is a Service Mark of the League of American Bicyclists; used with permission.

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San Diego Mountain Biking Association

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) works to improve trail access for mountain biking in San Diego, California.

The SDMBA is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving sustainable trail access for mountain biking in San Diego County. Formed in 1994, SDMBA is one of the largest regional trail advocacy organizations in the US with more than 1,100 members.

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Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition

The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) is a federal non-profit, 501(c)3, organization. They work with many diverse groups such as land managers, elected officials and educational institutions to promote continued and expanded access for mountain biking and cycling.

Every year the WMBC coordinates hundreds of volunteers amounting to thousands of volunteer hours to build and maintain the trails in Whatcom County, in Northwest Washington State. They also coordinate the construction and maintenance of the Civic Field Dirt Jump Park.

They have a strong youth involvement and work with the Bellingham School District, Lummi Nation Tribal School, Mt Baker School District, Ferndale School District, Boy Scouts of America for Eagle Scout Projects, among others.


Bikin' Dads Adventures

Bikin’ Dads initially began as a dream, a dream on how to help Dad’s in the Charlotte region strengthen their relationships with their children & how together we can make that difference.

Bikin' Dads was founded with hopes to encourage area fathers to be more involved in the lives of their children. Bikin’ Dads Adventures hopes to be able to provide a core group of volunteers who expressed the same passion towards empowering today’s youth through the various positive effects of having that father figure in their lives throughout our activities.

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Northwest Trail Alliance

Northwest Trail Alliance is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. They are one of the Northwest’s leading mountain bike advocacy and trail stewardship groups. Created in 1988 as a grassroots club of local riders, focused on maintaining bike access to Forest Park – Portland’s renown urban park -, they have grown into a regional advocacy group, stewarding trails and advocating for trail access across a wide radius around Portland; from Forest Park and Powell Butte within the city limits of Portland, to the southern foothills of Mount St Helens, to the western slopes of Mount Hood, to Tillamook State Forest and Scappoose.

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National Parks Conservation Association

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. The NPCA celebrate the parks — and work tirelessly to defend them — whether on the ground, in the courtroom or on Capitol Hill.

From NPCA national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 27 locations nationwide, they call on our program and policy experts, committed volunteers, staff lobbyists, community organizers and communications specialists to inform and inspire the public and to influence decision makers to ensure that our national parks are well protected.

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California State Parks Foundation

California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-support nonprofit that mobilizes a diverse network of Californians to be active champions for our state parks. California State Parks Foundation believes that all Californians are essential to sustaining our state parks. Every day, they inform and inspire current and future generations of park champions, enabling them to be the passionate advocates our state parks need - because without them, California may wake up one day to find this incredible system of unique state park treasures has vanished.

California State Parks Foundations partners with Californians, community organizations, nonprofit park operators, legislators, volunteers and more to ensure everyone has access to the positive impacts parks have on health, happiness and quality of life, especially youth. Through grantmaking, volunteerism and policy work, California State Parks Foundation mobilizes advocates for an excellent state parks system – one that provides equitable access for all Californians to experience its beauty and benefits.

Become a member or find a park to volunteer at calparks.org.

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Walk N' Rollers

Walk ‘n Rollers was founded with the simple mission to encourage children to walk and bike to school more frequently. Kids walking and biking to school means more active, focused students, and less traffic and pollution around school sites. But kids also learn valuable life lessons including responsibility, time management, good decision making, traffic and community awareness.

Walk ‘n Rollers focuses on helping schools develop Safe Routes to School programming, school-based safety education and community bicycle skills workshops throughout the Los Angeles region.

Their approach engages students, parents, administrators, civic and business leaders, and community members. Working to a school’s or community’s capacity, they incorporate Safe Routes to School best practices, safety instruction, fun activities, rewards programs and proven marketing techniques crafted to address each school’s individual concerns.


Weber Pathways

Weber Pathways' is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to plan, promote, construct, and protect non-motorized public trails and related open space in the greater Weber County, UT area.

Founded in 1995, Weber Pathways vision is to build trails that create a culture where all have places to walk, run and ride as they enjoy nature and connect with their neighbors in the greater Weber County area.

Weber Pathways has invested and advocated for building trails that improve the quality of life and economic vitality in the Weber County area. The success of the Weber River Parkway, Rail Trail, Northern Bonneville Shoreline Trail, the Pineview Loop Pathway and western portion of the Ogden River Parkway are all testaments to the productivity of our organization. To date, 66 trails have been constructed by Weber Pathways and its partners. Weber Pathways has also permanently preserved 360 acres of open space, given away 240,000 free trail maps that show 266 miles of natural surface trails and 33 miles of paved trails.

Weber Pathways is proud to host “TrailFest” every year where families can enjoy Weber County’s expansive network of urban trails and enjoy organized activities along the Centennial Trail that includes trail etiquette, free tubing on the Ogden River, science learning projects, digging for “fossils” and making a plaster cast near Eccles Dinosaur Park, and so much more.

Weber Pathways is actively engaged in Active Transportation projects to provide safer bike and pedestrian routes that are required by 2050 to meet Utah’s expectation for quality of life.