Bike Fun

Madison, TN   |  http://www.nashvillebikefun.org

Mission

Bike Fun helps to create more joyful bicycle riders in the Middle Tennessee area by increasing confidence and demonstrating best practices for riding. Whether you are 3 or 93, lessons and classes with Bike Fun will get you rolling with a smile.

Ruling year info

2020

President, Board of Directors

KJ Garner

Main address

1616 Comanche Run

Madison, TN 37115 USA

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EIN

85-0665799

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It's not always "just like riding a bike". There are barriers in place - mental, physical, emotional - to becoming a truly confident and successful bicycle rider. Bike Fun provides a safe, encouraging space for humans of all ages to enjoy the feeling of freedom - and physical and mental health benefits - that bicycle riding can provide. Bike Fun has a growing selection of bicycles for students to use to learn to ride if they don't have their own. Through programs like Strong Riding for All Riders and Bike Fun Bike Lab, riders can develop skills to assist in movement and mechanics. Bike Fun fills the gap between bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups and bicycle clubs by focusing on the beginning or novice rider year-round.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Learn to Ride a Bicycle - Individual Sessions

One-on-one learn to ride a bicycle sessions for all ages and abilities. Building up confidence one step at a time. Using the balance bike method, students learn how speed affects balance; putting one pedal on after the first step is conquered demonstrates the thrust of momentum necessary to get started. Finally, adding the second pedal and raising the saddle for proper leg extension gets the student pushing forward. Confident, careful braking and body positioning are also taught to the student.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Preteens
Children
Adolescents

This series is designed to help novice riders become more confident, successful riders by developing their bicycling skills. Each ride in the series features a focused topic. Previous topics have included gears and shifting systems; tires and fix-a-flat; and braking systems.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The Bike Fun Bike Lab is held once a month at a fixed location in the winter season, and on a pop-up basis around the Middle Tennessee area during the spring, summer, and fall. Learn more about how to be a thoughtful caregiver for your wonderful freedom machine. Using both professional bicycle tools and tools you can find around the house, riders will learn the basics of bicycle maintenance including chain cleaning and care, fix-a-flat, and general bicycle cleaning. Riders will increase their riding confidence by learning more about the mechanical operation of their bikes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens

This ride is no-drop, slow roll, centering new and returning riders. A brief maintenance topic will be covered at the beginning of each ride. Occurs on 2 Tuesdays per month during the spring, summer, and fall. Women, non-binary, and gender nonconforming humans are welcome to participate. Bike Fun aims to provide a supportive learning environment for humans who don't always find representation in typical bicycle clubs or events.

Population(s) Served
Women
Transgender people
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Bike Fun

Board of directors
as of 7/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

KJ Garner

Carey Rogers

Amy Bryant

Daniel Montalvo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/28/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.