About

Rich City RIDES is fiscally sponsored by Urban Tilth, a grassroots non-profit (501c3) organization. We formed in August 2012 with the purpose of using cycling to increase healthy activity and community skill-building, to build businesses, and create opportunities for the most vulnerable members of our marginalized communities.

Rich City Rides is based in Richmond, west Contra Costa County, California.  The City of Richmond, specifically the Iron Triangle and North Richmond areas, is a historically marginalized community comprised of ethnic minorities/people of color. While we invite volunteer support from the greater Bay Area and beyond, our program is unique because local residents exclusively staff Rich City Rides. This  adds a deeper community engagement and empowerment to our program in a community that historically has been on the outskirts of local development efforts.

We currently host our programs and initiatives from the Rich City Rides Community Shop, our latest business endeavor. Come visit us and show your support! We’re located on Macdonald Ave. at 15th Street in downtown Richmond, directly across from the Richmond BART station.

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Rich City Rides Community Shop
1500 Macdonald Ave. • RICHMOND, California 94801
Mon. – Fri. 12pm – 5pm | Sat. 12pm – 5pm
Telephone: 1.510.900.1799

Our programs consist of

  • Rich City Rides Community Shop Project
  • Earn-A-Bike Program
  • Commuter Cyclist Program
  • Bicycle Repair Workshop Program
  • Social Rides

Achievements
last updated 01/01/2017

  • Social Rides: 254
  • Social Ride Guests: 3436
  • Bike Clinics/Fixins/Workshops: 280
  • Work Shop Participants: 1168
  • Earn A Bike Participants: 379
  • Commuter Cyclist Participants: 267
  • Bikes provided to EAB and CC Participants: 478
  • Missing Bikes Recovered: 28
  • Bikes rescued from a fate at the local landfill: 713

Operated and Staffed by

  • 70% African American – 10% Hispanic – 10% Asian – 10% Caucasian

Advisory Board consist of

  • 70% POC
  • 80% Richmond Residents
  • 100% Cyclists

Sponsors

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Partners
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