OutCycling is a non profit 501(c)3 community cycling organization. We believe in the importance of the physical and emotional health that cycling provides and strive to share this philosophy with everyone. Our motto is: Fun, Fitness and Friendship for all.
The mission of the OutCycling Fearless Flyers program is to work with LGBTQ Youth ages 16 - 21, to teach them cycling skills, foster group camaraderie and offer leadership opportunities for returning participants.
The Fearless Flyers is a 10-week training program for New York City youth ages 16-21 that includes safety training in partnership with BikeNY and the NYC DOT. The program empowers young adults to build self-confidence, leadership and cycling skills. Each participant is provided a bike and helmet for the Saturday morning training rides. Training rides start at 10 miles and gradually increase to finish with a 35 mile ride. Graduates who successfully complete the training earn their own bike, helmet and lock.
"As a person who started off always in the back, Fearless Flyers showed me how to self motivate - I was in the front for the last ride of the season. I learned the importance of self care."
From: New York
"Even when I won't want to do something, I should take one day, one hour, one pedal at a time - and I will succeed. It's better to be the weakest of the strong than the strongest of the weak."
"Fearless Flyers taught me I can prevail through anything and it has showed me to never give up because everything just gets better. I learned how to become more of an outspoken leader; to be more outgoing and to always be fearless."