Black People Ride Bikes (BPRB) is a Baltimore-based cycling and advocacy organization of black cyclists in every age bracket, from children to adults. Our organization is made up of both casual riders and avid cyclists, who regularly participate in cycling events throughout the country.
This organization was founded by two avid cyclists, Shaka Pitts and Nia Reed-Jones, as a way to introduce people of black diaspora to the many benefits of cycling they experienced first-hand. Their experiences taught them cycling can be a useful form of self-care, healthcare and exploration. Both, Nia and Shaka, are advocates for improving cycling conditions in the Greater Baltimore Region and beyond. BPRB’s main goal is to make cycling more accessible regardless of socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or experience level.
The UMAR Boxing Progam is an afterschool program for at-risk youth in Baltimore City. Our motto is “No Hooks before Books” as our organization combines academic development and athletic training under one roof.
Corner Team, Inc. is a Baltimore City nonprofit organization that uses sports as a tool to engage youth, seniors, and people with disabilities in a safe and supportive environment to build strong minds, strong bodies, and strong communities.