Your contributions will enable us to support our team and the SOAR Foundation's mission. Any donations big or small will go a long way!
Cycling requires physical and mental strength! Soaring to new heights is about pushing past limitations, developing mental fortitude, and proving to yourself just how strong you really are and that's what we will do!
When faced with the unknown, a positive mindset or outlook will give you the confidence to move forward, even in the face of adversity. Success starts in the mind and we will be hopeful that we will make a change!
Effort, courage, and skill will play a huge part in the success that we will see! Together we will organize our efforts, have the courage to learn and grow, and work to align with others who have similar missions!
Earned not given! We honor and respect those who have paved the way for us to be in this space and we hope to earn the respect of those to come! Collaboration and community will take us to the heights we will achieve!
The SOAR Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization on a mission to diversify the sport of cycling. With the support of and collaboration with other local small businesses, the SOAR Foundation and SOAR Racing team will work to bring awareness to the many benefits of cycling, including health, wellness, and the community aspects, with the hopes of increasing participation in the sport to black and brown communities who historically have had limited access and/or who have been excluded.
We are based in the Greater Philadelphia area, which provides an amazing cycling landscape, rich with cycling clubs and history. With increased interest and participation in the sport due to the global pandemic, many riders have taken to two wheels as an outlet for physical and mental well-being and have enjoyed all of the residual benefits as a result. The SOAR Foundation Racing Team will be at the forefront of our mission and will help provide awareness to this new organization in our backyard!
Did somebody say coffee and bikes? Look no further than this minority- and veteran-owned business that allows us to experience history in real time! The Tricycle Cafe and Bike Shop is the first black-owned and operated bike shop in the Greater Philadelphia area and with the shop location located directly off of the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken, PA, they are in a prime location for cyclists and all outdoor enthusiast, alike, to pop in for a pit stop during adventures! It has quickly grown to become a cyclist hub and staple in the Greater Philadelphia cycling scene and we couldn't be more excited to have The Tricycle Shop as a "home base" and Team Sponsor for the 2023 season!
A 5th Quarter Athlete is an individual who intentionally navigates their life after sports to develop skills in other areas, such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication while applying the lessons learned through their athletic experiences to real-world and professional settings.
The purpose of 5th Quarter Athlete programs and resources is to help former athletes and individuals become well-rounded individuals and improve their overall life experience. Through it's podcast, coaching, and mentorship resources, 5th Quarter Athlete aims to help people "train for the game of life." We are excited about having 5th Quarter Athlete as one of our new premier Team Sponsors this year!
Velojawn is a locally owned full service bike shop with the mission of expanding cycling through accessible employment opportunities, mentorship, and coaching. Located in West Philadelphia and as the official headquarters of the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling Program, Velojawn is in prime position to support youth athletes with equipment, mechanical support, and coaching. Shopping at Velojawn helps to continue the support of causes that benefit our local cycling community, fund scholarships for graduates of the BCYC program, and expand the accessibility of cycling across Philadelphia. We are excited to have Velojawn Bike Shop on board as another premier Team Sponsor for the 2023 season and look forward to collaboration!
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Wilmington, Delaware, United States