EMPOWERING CYCLISTS TO HELP CHARITIES
Over $3.3 Million Raised VIA Our Bicycle Loans!!!
Bicycle Angels is a registered 501 (C3) non-profit charity that makes a free road bicycle loan to people that are registered to participate in, and fund raise for, a charity cycling or triathlon event, but don’t have a suitable bike to use – and are not ready to purchase a road bike of their own.
By providing a free bike loan specifically and only for eligible events, we help remove a major barrier to charity fundraising. Many of our borrowers continue to ride and do repeat charity fundraising events.
We also help engage new people into the sports of cycling and triathlons. As such, we also help support the bicycle industry and bike shops, because about half of our loan recipients later go on to buy their own bike.
Since our inception in late 2009, we have loaned bicycles to over 1300 participants who have collectively raised over $3,300,000 (to date and growing!) for 27 different charities. Charities that have benefited to date include the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (via Team in Training), Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Diabetes Society, AIDS Lifecycle, Arthritis Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, to Police Unity Tour, and No Vet Alone, to name a few.
We are primarily a volunteer-run organization and operate on a low annual budget. For instance, our 2019 budget of under $50K resulted in over $910,000 being raised for charities. That’s over an 1800 percent return!
We operate in the following greater metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley CA, and Salt Lake City, with more locations coming in the future.
We have over 270 bicycles to loan to motivated and committed individuals who are passionate about charity fundraising but either can’t afford their own road bike, or are not ready to buy one.
By engaging people into cycling, we help create healthy cycling habits, and support both local bike shops and the bicycling industry.
Bicycle Angels has locations in six major metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City. We hope to have more locations in the future as budget allows.
Our long-term vision is to have locations across the United States so that anyone who wants to try a fundraising bike ride or triathlon will be able to borrow a bike.
We have supported over 27 charities to date, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Diabetes Society, AIDS Lifecycle, Arthritis Foundation, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Police Unity Tour, Padres Pedal the Cause, L.A. Childrens’ Hospital, California Bicycle Coalition, No Vet Alone, and more .
Spirit of Giving
Bicycle Angels relies on a network of individuals invested with a spirit of helping others to make this world a better place. Through donations of money, bicycles and resources we are able to make an impact in the world of charity fundraising.
Bicycle Angels is made possible through the support of a number of foundations as well as businesses who sponsor the program. Find out more about the amazing programs and businesses that contribute to our mission and find out how you can be a part of it as well.
Get in touch
We’re ready and to get you started on your Bicycle Angels journey whether you want to ride in an event or if you’d like to donate your time, services or financial support to help us continue our mission.
We’ve got a fleet of bicycles that are waiting to find riders who are ready to take on a number of cycling events and fundraising. Find out about availability of bicycles in our fleet!