Arizona Cycling Association

Building Strong Mind, Body and Character Through Interscholastic Cycling

Scottsdale, AZ   |
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Arizona Cycling Association

EIN: 47-2449671


The Arizona Cycling Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development organization, building strong mind, body and character, guided by the principals of inclusivity and equality. The ACA promotes interscholastic mountain bike riding and racing, provides training and education to coaches and teams, and offers a comprehensive infrastructure to grow youth cycling in a fun, safe and professional manner. Established in 2012, the ACA is dedicated to building relationships in Arizona communities that promote healthy lifestyles for middle school and high school youth, grades 6-12, through the lifelong sport of cycling.

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President & Executive Director

Mike Perry

Main address

10115 E Bell Rd Ste 107 #210

Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA

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Formerly known as

Arizona High School Cycling League



Subject area info

Outdoor education

Physical fitness


Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth


Adolescent girls

Adolescent boys

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Mountain Bike Race Series

Interscholastic mountain bike racing. League-sanctioned races provide student-athletes an opportunity to push themselves in a competitive and fun atmosphere to help them build strong bodies, strong minds and strong characters. The race series is held in the fall. Professional race promotion, timing, course preparation and risk management assures every participating student-athlete is given an enjoyable environment.

Population(s) Served

The coach licensing program is designed to ensure that coaches are equipped to provide quality programming to student-athletes that meets national standards and best practices. The program includes background screening , professional education, first aid training and field work requirements at varying levels for the three license levels.

Population(s) Served

Mountain biking isn’t an official high school sport, yet, but that isn’t going to stop us from having the some of the finest high school mountain bike clubs in the country. Our teams range from 5 to 100 riders and provide our students with a unique opportunity not found in traditional school sports. The league rewards both individual achievement and teamwork. Priority is placed on demonstrating our core principles – strong mind, strong body, strong character, inclusivity and equality – not just winning.

Population(s) Served

The Pedal Girl, Pedal! program aims to increase female participation, with an emphasis on recruitment and retention of female student-athletes and coaches. Pedal Girl, Pedal! events are focused on promoting physical health, confidence and self-esteem through skills clinics, camps and female-led rides.

Population(s) Served
Adolescent girls
Young women
Older women

This program broadens the riding experience for young adults through non-competitive mountain biking activities and events. In an outdoor experiential learning environment, physical challenges, fun and education have equal value toward the overall character development of the participants. 

Population(s) Served

The mission of this program is to educate and empower young adults to take a leadership role in trail advocacy, land stewardship, and courteous and respectful use of trails. Events include trail workdays, camps and clinics.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Older adults

The Arizona Cycling Association has a small fleet of bikes available for student-athletes who wish to participate but lack their own bikes. Recipients are also given a new helmet. Together with the ACA’s Financial Assistance Program, the intention is to bring greater diversity, equity, and inclusion to youth mountain biking by providing bikes, gear, and resources to overcome historical barriers to the sport.

Population(s) Served

The Arizona Cycling Association is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. We promote the vision that every teen deserves the opportunity to strengthen their body, mind and character through participation in interscholastic mountain biking. Whether student-athlete or coach, assistance is available to help offset expenses directly related to participation in ACA activities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The experiences that a young person can enjoy through ACA programs will help shape them as adults, providing youth opportunities to learn foundational life lessons through sport. We teach strong body, mind and character through riding and racing, as well as inclusivity and equity through Pedal Girl, Pedal!, financial assistance and loaner bikes. We teach a respect for others as well as the outdoors and stewardship for the environment through our trail advocacy activities. Our coach licensing program equips ACA coaches to provide our quality programs to a national standard. All of our programs teach and build community.

In order for the ACA to maintain the strength of its existing programs as well as meet the demand imposed by exponential growth and robust programming, the following priority investment areas have been identified:

1) Deliver and maintain measurable and meaningful value to all constituents by creating, maintaining and/or strengthening support services, communications, operations, programming, branding and league co-branding.
2) Development/Fundraising: Diversify revenue streams (sponsorships, fundraising, earned revenue)
3) Branding and Marketing: Enhance and implement our robust and comprehensive marketing and branding strategy. Strengthen our brand alignment and our ability to communicate across our entire organization through the use of technology solutions that facilitate marketing and fundraising efforts. Enhance value to all constituents, and build community through aligned communication.
4) Ensure that the ACA is a culturally relevant, diverse and inclusive organization, free of barriers, where everyone is equally valued. We will accomplish this through the development and implementation of a comprehensive DEI strategy.

The ACA has prepared a 3-5 year strategic plan that identifies priority investment areas which are refreshed biannually. For each priority investment area resources were identified based on the needs to support the area in order to implement and achieve the strategic goals over the next three to five years. A simple forecast financial plan was prepared to support our core baseline ongoing activities, with the addition of the forecasted growth in each new priority investment area. Further, resources were determined and prioritized within each area and projected benchmark by year.

Priority investment areas listed in the strategic plan are aligned with the ACA's goals. In 2020, the ACA developed a marketing and communications plan to implement a rebranding project to improve organizational consistency. In 2021 the ACA redoubled its female outreach by dedicating additional resources and relaunched under Pedal Girl, Pedal! moniker. Also in 2021, in order to support licensed coaches in continuing to deliver quality programs, the ACA rolled out new and improved coach licensing training modules.


Arizona Cycling Association
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.3 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Arizona Cycling Association

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Arizona Cycling Association

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Arizona Cycling Association

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Arizona Cycling Association’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $8,564 $171,466 $76,825 $142,435 -$40,631
As % of expenses 2.8% 61.0% 42.1% 34.5% -8.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $5,146 $151,315 $63,746 $116,332 -$60,515
As % of expenses 1.7% 50.3% 32.6% 26.5% -11.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $312,254 $452,438 $259,208 $540,130 $450,726
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.7% 44.9% -42.7% 108.4% -16.6%
Program services revenue 82.6% 75.1% 82.4% 74.9% 81.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 17.4% 14.8% 17.4% 25.1% 18.6%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 10.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $303,690 $280,972 $182,383 $413,328 $497,193
Total expenses, % change over prior year 23.1% -7.5% -35.1% 126.6% 20.3%
Personnel 18.5% 20.0% 30.8% 13.6% 28.4%
Professional fees 66.1% 51.8% 15.3% 55.2% 58.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 15.4% 28.2% 53.9% 31.2% 13.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $307,108 $301,123 $195,462 $439,431 $517,077
One month of savings $25,308 $23,414 $15,199 $34,444 $41,433
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $45,669 $0 $34,095 $21,750
Total full costs (estimated) $332,416 $370,206 $210,661 $507,970 $580,260

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.1 11.9 23.3 13.5 9.6
Months of cash and investments 6.1 11.9 23.3 13.5 9.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.1 12.0 23.5 13.5 9.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $154,902 $279,074 $353,649 $465,864 $398,530
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $1,625 $3,875 $0 $4,953
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $17,802 $63,471 $63,471 $81,933 $97,847
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 71.2% 51.7% 72.3% 68.8% 72.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $160,029 $311,344 $375,090 $491,422 $430,907
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $160,029 $311,344 $375,090 $491,422 $430,907

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President & Executive Director

Mike Perry

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Arizona Cycling Association

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Arizona Cycling Association

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
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Board chair

Tim Louis

Mike Perry

Chris Stewart

John Shumaker

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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