ABOUT: Pedal It Forward NWA's goal is simple: to increase the number of people on bikes by distributing free or low-cost bicycles to those who can’t afford them.
Pedal It Forward NWA was founded in 2014 by a group of local cyclists who love riding, enjoy the beauty of NWA, and wanted to find a way to help everyone feel the joy and freedom that comes with having a bike. The Pedal IT Forward program – to collect, refurbish, then distribute used bikes – found strong support in the community which continues to this day.
Our operations are efficient because of our commitment to working with “Pedal Partner” organizations – schools, youth programs, the VA, social service organizations - that work with people in financial need every day. These Partners know who could benefit from a bike. The organizations often use the bikes to support their own mission: as incentives (“earn-a-bike”), to promote fitness or to provide transportation to those who have none.
We ended our 3rd year of operations in December 2017 having distributed over 1,800 bikes throughout NWA.
MISSION STATEMENT: To empower and inspire people of all ages to lead active, healthy, and happy lives through cycling.
YEAR FOUNDED: 2014