project leader
Don H
location
4800 South Hoover Street
(Julian C. Dixon Park Los Angeles, California)
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the project

BICYCLE RACING MEET & FESTIVAL MISSION:  

“To Have Students, Their Parents, and School Administrator Be Informed and Entertained About Cycling By Doing.”

Inner City Cycling Connection, Inc. (IC3), a 501(c3) non-profit organization formed in 2005, has organized a junior high school and high school bicycle racing meet and festival.  This racing meet will be on Hoover Street in Los Angeles between 47th Street and 49th Street.  The festival and post-race ceremony will be held at the same location at the Julian C. Dixon Park | 4800 South Hoover Street | Los Angeles, CA 90037.  The date for this event is tentatively set for Saturday September 26, 2020.  The racing meet will be from 8am to 12pm, while the festival will be from 12pm to 5pm.  Participating school registration will be from 7am to 8am.  Street closures between 47th and 49th Street will be from 7am to 12pm.  

At the end of the bicycle race and festival, a junior high will be crowned LA Fastest Cycling Champion boys and LA Fastest Cycling Champion girls.  Likewise, a high school will be crowned LA Fastest Cycling Champion boys, and LA Fastest Cycling Champion girls.  Also at the end of the event, we would have crowned a best bicycle hip hop sound winner, a coolest bicycle contest winner, a best futuristic bike winner, and a cycling essay contest winner.  ALL THESE WINNERS WILL BE FROM JUNIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM OUR INNER CITIES.  Money from the grant will be used as prize money, renting the tournament facility, purchasing equipment, marketing, and promoting the event.  Refer to Appendix A in the attachment at the back of this proposal for a detailed description of expenditure allocations for the tournament.

The young people IC3 has identified and will be targeting with this racing meet and festival are good kids and hard working students.  Unfortunately, due to their ethnicity, race, economic barriers, they are “AT RISK”. Many of them are focusing their energies on drugs, gangs, and other caustic behavior early in life.  IC3 is dedicated and committed towards improving the lives of these students.   However, being dedicated and committed alone is not enough to execute an event such as this.  Funding is required to make this tournament viable. Most of the participants that this racing meet and festival is targeting are economically disadvantaged and/or come from single family homes.  Their families can’t afford the costs associated with cycling (ie: equipment, clothing, tournament fees, etc).   With this grant, IC3 will be able to execute this race meet and festival and show these inner city students that there is a positive, healthy, and financially rewarding alternative through cycling. 

the steps

Pay City Permit Fees - August 1, 2020

Buy Equipment For The Students - August 1, 2020

Start Promotion - July 1, 2020

Gave the MCs, DJs, and other entertainers down payment to secure them - August 1, 2020

 

why we're doing it

The goals and objectives of this racing meet and festival are as follows:

1) Familiarize inner city junior high and high school students, parents, and school administrators about cycling, its challenges, and its many rewards.  Many inner city youths, their parents, and school administrators are simply not aware of cycling as an athletic career.  They are only familiar with the career rewards of the main stream sports – football, baseball, basketball, etc.

2) Expose the students, parents, and school staffs about health benefits of cycling.

3) Have Inner City Cycling Connection (IC3) experienced pro-cycling and semi pro-cycling staff shows the community safe cycling techniques and habits. 

4) Identify potential cycling talents through the racing meets and start the development of those talents. 

5) Assist in the development of school pride by having friendly amateur cycling races among schools.

Additionally, this event will expose these students in the neighborhood to an alternative to drugs and gangs.

budget



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $30,500
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $944
TOTAL TO RAISE = $31,479

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