The 2017 Dallas Bike Ride non-profit beneficiaries:
Incarnation House is a non-profit organization based in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas that provides safe and educational after-school programming and educational opportunities for at-risk high school students and those living in unstable or unsustainable homes.
The organization serves as a safe and consistent after-school destination for these youth in the Dallas Independent School District. Youth who stop by and participate in Incarnation House programming have access to healthy meals and snacks, health care, academic support, career counseling, life skills development, transportation and more.
Incarnation House will use support from Dallas Bike Ride to create new programming that uses biking as a youth development tool, offering opportunities for Dallas high-school students to learn how to ride a bike and about bike safety.
BikeTexas is a state-wide bicycle education and advocacy non-profit that works to make bicycling better and more accessible for all Texans. With 25 years of bike advocacy wins and experience teaching bike safety education, BikeTexas has an impressive track record of not only improving bicycling at the state level, but also specifically in Dallas. The organization is committed to improving access to a complete multimodal transportation system for all, including those who live in communities and areas that have been historically underserved.
BikeTexas is committed to engaging all people who bike, and they partner with diverse groups for effective change. BikeTexas will invest Dallas Bike Ride funds in the bicycle education of Dallas youth and will utilize funds to teach 400 Dallas youth how to ride a bicycle at Earth Day Texas in 2018.