Group of people at Bahati Foundaton event

Bahati Foundation

Providing inner-city youth access to cycling, with the resources and support to foster success on and off the bike

The Bahati Foundation, founded by professional cyclist Rahsaan Bahati, serves youth in Southern California. Bahati grew up in Compton and knows the challenges kids there face, and how cycling can make a positive impact on their lives. The Bahati Foundation works through schools to provide bikes, gear, and training to both competitive and non-competitive young riders. 

“Being a product of schools in Compton and Los Angeles, I realize that inner-city students face a huge lack of resources and access to better educational resources,” says Executive Director Rahsaan Bahati. “I have a deep passion to give back, which is at the core of our foundation.” 

Bahati Foundation’s Work

  • Adopt-A-School Bike Give Away (sponsored by Giant)
  • B-Smart Cycle Camps / Velodrome Training 
  • Financial Literacy Club in partnership with One United Bank
  • Student Cycling Club 
  • Motion Equity Healthy / Run Ride Camps (Targeting all ages)
  • Annual Bike Giveaway has served over 500 students through the giveaway of new bikes, toys, locks, and helmets. The event includes on-site dental check-ups and free lunches for the entire families in attendance.

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