Great Starts is dedicated to helping people discover (and rediscover) the joy of cycling. In the past 128 years, we've provided new bikes for adults and children all over the country. Ready to get in the saddle? Apply to be our next Great Starts candidate.
Remember your first ride? Maybe it was back in grade school, or maybe just last week. No matter when cycling came into your life, you can help inspire a new generation of cyclists. Share your story.
Our Great Starts Ambassadors are regular people doing what they love: riding. They're moms, grandmas, business owners and bike messengers all with one goal, to share their love of the ride. Let's meet 'em.
Craig Etheridge: one part thrill seeker, one part inspiration
Seattle bike messenger, Craig Etheridge loves the thrill of the ride. He takes his cycling as seriously as he takes his job of inspiring like-minded riders.
For Libby Hunter, riding's a family affair
Libby Hunter is thrilled to have received new bikes from Raleigh. She's also thrilled that her now teenaged boys still love going for rides with their mom. Read More.
Former pro, Tim Rutledge loves the ride
Coach, race promoter and former pro cyclist, Tim Rutledge has one goal: to help others ride more. We'd say he's definitely on the right track.
Marilyn Price is a breath of fresh air
Don't let Marilyn Price's age fool you. The 74-year-old Trips for Kids® founder has more energy than some 20-year-olds. When she's not on her bike, she's busy making a difference for at-risk kids. Read More.
Cycling is about having fun. That's why we're proud to support organizations working to promote positive changes in the workplace and create an even larger community of like-minded riders.