Developing Leaders of Tomorrow

National Youth Bike Council is a youth-led non-profit organization established in 2017 with a mission to provide an active learning space for young cyclists to boost youth voice in the bicycle industry through peer leadership.

Joshua Funches, the founder of National Youth Bike Council was inspired to start the Council in Philadelphia to allow opportunities for youth to learn real life skills, build confidence, offer a sense of community support and belonging through team building events. Growing up, Joshua acknowledged that lack of resources and feeling of not knowing where to start, which can be a very disheartening feeling for youth. “We become empowered and enabled by peer motivation for the well-being of others in multiple communities. Young people have the opportunity to develop adulting skills, leadership skills, and a healthy lifestyle with the National Youth Bike Council”.

Zoe Mitchell, 20, another current Council member who joined the council back in 2019 has learned great leadership skills including meeting facilitation, business planning, and accounting.

“My skills have tremendously improved since being on the council”, Zoe shares with excitement.

Already involved in the local biking community as a youth advocate, the National Youth Bike Council allowed Zoe the opportunity to connect with other members on a national level who were doing similar work.

Whether you’re teen or a young adult who loves to bike, seeking mentoring and/or want to develop leadership skills and make a positive impact in your community, you’re reached the right place!

To learn more about the Council or how to get involved, visit our site at:

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