DONATE & TICKETS
Bike Club Community Ride
Saturday 10:00 AM - Sunday 3:00 PM PST
On Saturday, January 28, and we’d love for you to join us on our bike club participant-led community ride to get a taste of the true Bike Club experience! Meetup will be at 10am at our bike shop, The Bikery (1246 23rd Ave., Oakland). Our students will lead us on a leisurely (but fun) 4.5-mile ride to Arrowhead Marsh Picnic Area (within the MLK Regional Shoreline), where we will enjoy the sun, sand, and yummy burritos before riding back and ending our day at Eastside Arts. This ride is open to all ages and experience levels! RSVP using this link to let us know you’re coming: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWYQ9SSNoeLTWdnZNdaxAx40nbfe15B0oXgaayz6V5ArPXvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link [In case of rain, the ride will be pushed to the following Saturday, February 4.]
Need a pop of color to Change up your winter Cycles?
Donate to our campaign by this SATURDAY, 1/28, for a chance to win a custom Cycles of Change Burrito Supreme our their signature teal & pink colors + tie dye Bike Club shirt + Reflective Key Chain that adds another level of hi-viz while riding! Produced by our favorite bike bag producers Road Runner Bags. How it works, simple: $10 = 1 tix, $20 = $2 tix, etc.
🎟️ How to enter the raffle 🎟️
A pedal-by-pedal tutorial broken down into 6 easy steps on getting your ticket 😎
1. 👆🏽 Click "Donate & Tickets''
2. Under "RAFFLE: Road Runner Bags x Cycles of Change Supreme Burrito" select your Ticket Quantity, click "Continue"
3. Enter your Ticket information, click "Continue"
4. Enter the amount that corresponds with the ticket quantity you want (i.e. 1 ticket = $10), click "Continue"
5. Write a personal message if you'd like, click "Continue"
6. Enter payment info, click "Finish"
MetWest bike clubbers sharing the joy of bike independence!
Our second semester L2R (learn to ride) Bike Club vet Tadeo shares his story. From wobbly to exploring Oakland by bicycle.
Our bike club at MetWest High School, saw a student who was completely new to the bike life: Jasmin joined the MetWest Bike Club at the beginning of the semester, and after a few short weeks has become an expert at navigating the streets of Oakland.
Spotlight 🔦As our winter community ride draws closer, one of Bret Harte's courageous middle schoolers shares the joy of biking in "this huge city!"
Rad News! Want to win a Rad Power Bike? ALL new and existing monthly sustainers will be entered in our Winter Campaign raffle for the chance to win the RAD RUNNER2, valued at $1,399!
In addition to the fun gifts, monthly sustainers will earn one raffle ticket for every $10/mth. Our goal is to increase our Sustainer Circle by 50 by January 28, 2023 and we are a quarter of the way there! Can you be the wind at our backs to us get there?
Please consider joining our bike ride into making an impact - powered by the pedal! Want to see what your commitment to our work looks like? With your support, here’s just some of the impact: Cycles of Change 2021/2022 Annual Report
It’s been a year full of celebration, reflection, and transition here at Cycles of Change. The wheels are always turning and the gears are always shifting, even as we have been able to return to many of our tried and true ways of teaching in person, hosting community rides and events, and deepening our connections with our surrounding communities and beyond.
This winter we are excited to invite you to ride with us! As we gear up for the coming year, we invite you to support our growth and deepen your commitment to our transportation justice and youth empowerment work by becoming a monthly sustainer. Recurring donations are the tailwind at our backs. Can you commit to a monthly donation to expand bike access and empower youth and communities of color in East Oakland and beyond? Monthly gifts of $10 and up are a big help - forego those lattes and support Cycles instead 😎
Our goal is to increase our Cycles of Change Sustainer Circle by 50 by the end of our campaign and celebrate with a Bike Club lead community ride - January 28th 2023! Consistent and reliable monthly donations allow us to support ten thousand East Bay residents every year. This year, with your support, we are focusing on expanding high school internships at The Bikery, growing the reach of our Bike Clubs and Upcycle programs, and investing in employment and leadership development for local youth. Join the Cycles of Change Sustainers Circle and play a crucial role in expanding ridership in communities of color in East Oakland and beyond!
Cycles of Change is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible - you will be emailed a donation receipt once the transaction is complete.
Let us show our gratitude for your recurring gifts! Our appreciation for your support runs deep, and we’d like to return the love. Monthly sustainers of ALL levels and one-time contributors are invited to join our Bike Club Community Ride on January 28th, 2023. This will be an inside look into our oldest program, Bike Clubs, and will provide an opportunity to build community with Cycles staff and student participants. We’re spoked to see you there!
In addition to the community ride, here’s what we have in store if you sign up as a monthly sustainer:
* BIKERY TUNE-UPS DO NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF PARTS.
To date, Cycles of Change has taught more than 50,000 of Alameda County’s youth our bike safety classes! Cycles continues to pedal forward with our middle and high school Bike Clubs and connect over 200 low-income East Bay residents with free bicycles, helmets, lights and u-locks each year through our Upcycle program. Our community bike shop and collectively-run by East Oakland-based educators of color, The Bikery, continues to provide our community with an average of 500 bikes per year! Power to the pedal.
In the face of the COVID pandemic, we doubled down on our commitment to serving our community:
435 | 1,300 👉🏼 435 bikes sold and 1,300 bikes repaired - not including free bikes & services.
3,000 👉🏽 individuals and families served out of the Bikery.
1,250 👉🏾 work hours provided to 3 transitional aged youth employees.
6,600 👉🏿 students throughout Oakland and across Alameda County experienced our in-school bike safety and leadership development.
Take a look at our 2020-2021 Annual Report for a comprehensive view of what we've been up to this past year.
Many companies offer corporate matching for any contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations. Check your company intranet or benefits for details on the company matching process. Here is some information you may require for company matching:
Org: Cycles of Change
Cycles of Change EIN: 11-3821114
Address: 1246 23rd Street, Oakland CA 94606
We would appreciate taking the time to check as this is the single most effective way to double (or more) your impact.
Cycles of Change was founded in July 1998 as an after school bicycle education program aimed at reversing the root causes of youth violence. Since then, Cycles has become a well-known presence in East Oakland, with beginners’ ride training, advanced bicycle adventures, school-based bike safety education, and bicycle restoration workshops for hundreds of East Bay youth and community members.
In September of 2009, Cycles of Change started the Bikery, a community bike shop located less than half a mile from the East Oakland school where we started. The Bikery offers rebuilt bikes at sliding-scale rates, full service repairs, earn-a-bike programs and high school internships for youth.
In recent years, Cycles of Change’s work has been in high demand as more and more people seek to lessen their dependence on gas-powered vehicles. We continue to place the success and well-being of our home community first, while working to expand our programs across the East Bay and reach as many residents as possible.