The Front Rangers Cycling Club was established in January 1993, founded on the belief that direct interaction with youth will offset the influences of drugs, gang membership, crime, and other social ills facing young people today. We started out with a few special kids identified by Denver Police Officers as needing a little extra help. Twenty three years later, over 200 racially diverse kids have enjoyed our program and participated in activities designed to get them outside and moving, enhance their sense of adventure, and give them a feeling of accomplishment. Many of our original volunteers are still working with the group today, inspiring more volunteers every year. After experiencing significant growth in the past five years, we now have more than 60 Denver kids actively participating in our program this year. We are proud of our work, our volunteers, and our kids.
What we do
The Front Rangers Cycling Club is a collection of volunteers, partnering with the Denver Police Department, committed to giving back to their community by mentoring at-risk urban kids using bicycling and activities as the vehicle to effect
- Introducing urban youth to cycling as an alternative activity to drugs and gangs, and ensure continued participation through the progression of the program.
- Actively promoting drug-free lifestyles, self-discipline, and the value of education through example and encouragement.
- Educating and promoting bicycle safety and the rules of riding on the open road.
- Promoting healthy activities with urban youth, the community, and law enforcement officers.
- Offering positive role models for “at-risk” youth, and cultivate such role models within the community.
- Developing cycling talent by offering advanced and competitive racing opportunities.
- Organizing large scale cycling events/races in the metro area in order to expose youth members to new cycling venues. In addition, enthusiastic youth and adult members meet for regular weekly rides. These rides and events begin in January and continue throughout the summer cycling season.