The mission of Pedal Up, Inc. is to improve the lives of underserved youth in Polk County, NC through biking. We will provide rewarding biking experiences by giving every child the experience of owning and riding a bike while staying active and healthy.
"The desired outcomes of our programs will be that participating youth will receive a bike and get to experience the joy of biking!"
A partnership with Polk County Middle School to donate bikes every six weeks to students who perform acts of kindness within the school and community.
A Christmas event for families in Polk County where we facilitate the giving away of bicycles and bicycle equipment during the holidays.
We hope to extend the joy and thrill of mountain biking on local trails and grow trail riding experiences.
A day camp and skills clinic offered for the youth in Polk County, the goal is to teach the children basic biking skills, bike safety, and bike and trail maintenance. There will also be mountain biking lessons and rides.
Pedal Up, Inc. a 501(c)(3), relies only on donations and fundraising activities to support our programs, including camps, clinics, trail rides, and our bike give away programs. As a 100% volunteer-run non-profit, our donations go directly to supporting our mission. Please consider making a donation of money, time, or donate a gently used bike.
Pedal Up, Inc. is a public charity recognized as tax exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3)
Federal tax ID number (EIN): 88-0531687
All donations are tax-deductible!
Send cash or check to:
Pedal Up, Inc.
PO Box 462
Tryon, NC 28782
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My name is Graham Turner, I am a senior at Polk County High School. I have a love for mountain biking and have had the opportunity to bike all over North Carolina and beyond. I started Pedal Up, Inc. with a mission to provide youth here in Polk County the joy of owning and riding a bike. I want to introduce biking, riding trails, basic bike maintenance and promote getting outside. Biking for me has provided many hours of fun and fitness and I want to share that with deserving young riders here. The focus of my organization is a program to collect and give away bicycles to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to own and enjoy a nice bike. I ask for your help in my journey. Thank you!
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Pedal Up is always looking for volunteers for our events so reach our to us if you are interested in helping and we can send dates and times for our events.