Los Angeles Bicycle Academy (LABA) is a youth education program, community bike shop and youth cycling team with a mission to empower, educate and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in boys and girls between the ages of 12-18. Within the context of a full service bike shop we employ a comprehensive hands-on bicycle mechanics, sales and service curriculum including an ‘earn-a-bike’ program. LABA’s cycling team seeks to expand the capabilities of youth from communities where exposure and access to the sport of cycling and lifestyle are limited. LABA will support 9 youth cyclists on its roster for the 2020 season. The bicycle is a tool for liberation and freedom. It is positive for both mental and physical health. Through the ownership of a bicycle possibilities are expanded, travel becomes easier, new places are discovered.

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We are a fiscally sponsored program of United Charitable a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.


Los Angeles Bicycle Academy’s mission is to educate, develop, and empower underserved youth between the ages of 12-18 through the power of the bicycle.


Our vision is to see every young person learn the value and positive impact a bicycle can have on their lives and their communities. To use the bicycle to improve one’s mental and physical health.