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Pedal by Pedal with the California Field School

"Keep Pedaling" with CFS by joining our Sustainer's Wheel


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We believe the freedom, challenge, and sheer joy of bike travel should be accessible to all young people regardless of financial need. After a year of epic growth, including a new 150-mile summer bike tour along the coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, we are setting our sights on another packed year ahead. Our goal in 2023 is to offer our programs FREE to participants while ensuring they have the clothing, gear, training, and emotional support they need to succeed.

We need your help to make this possible! By July 2023, we aim to raise $50,000 and welcome 20 monthly sustainers to our Sustainers Wheel. Please consider joining our journey to "Keep Pedaling!"

Your donations are tax deductible! The California Field School is fiscally sponsored by The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living, a nonprofit charitable corporation under 501(c)3 of the IRS tax code - Employer Identification Number (EIN#) 31-1748056; California charity registration number CT0249716.



This year, we:

  • Served 120+ young people
  • Rode 745 miles across 7 counties
  • Slept 25 nights under the stars
  • Ate 562 energy bars, 83 tamales, 38 foraged blackberries, 20 cups of buffalo ice cream
  • Spotted 20 goats, 14 chickens, 11 hawks, 8 sea anemones, 6 owls, 2 sea stars, 1 whale
  • Baked 2 pies - while on tour
  • Zero the amount participants paid!

With your help, we can give young people something amazing to look forward to and again believe that "I can do anything!"



Many companies offer corporate matching for any contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations. Check your company benefits for details on the company matching process. If you're having any issues, shoot us an email ([email protected]) and we'll walk you through it! Please do take the time to check as this is the single most effective way to double (or more) your impact.



Be the spokes in our wheels that keep our programs rolling strong year round! Monthly donations allow us to keep our operations running consistently and to focus our efforts on facilitating thoughtfully designed programs for participants - pedal by pedal.

$10 month - Cheering Squad - sticker and social shoutout

$25 month - Water Station - sticker, shirt, website acknowledgement

$50 month - Lunch Break - sticker, shirt, website acknowledgement, tote bag

$75 month - SAG Wagon - sticker, shirt, website acknowledgement, tote bag, experience a freewheel bike club ride



The California Field School’s (CFS) mission is to take youth on adventure learning bike tours exploring social and environmental justice. Our approach of combining active travel with educational opportunities for high school students creates life-changing experiences for our participants.

The California Field School is dedicated to telling a story of California that centers indigenous Californians, and a story that reflects the experiences of our program participants, almost all of whom are youth of color, and who come from first-generation immigrant families. On all of our trips, we prioritize building relationships with the people native to the areas we pass through.

How can you make a further impact? Easy! Share our campaign and encourage your friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances to make a flat donation by clicking on the Donate button on our campaign page or text "PEDAL" to 53-555 for a direct link.

You can continue following our life changing adventures on Facebook and Instagram.


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California Field School