Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS


aka FLYRS   |   Flagstaff, AZ   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS

EIN: 83-2735682


The FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) develop resilient, caring, and growth-oriented youth through mountain biking

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Tyler Nelson

Main address

5135 N Agave Trl

Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA

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Subject area info


Community and economic development

Sports and recreation

Human services

Population served info

Age groups

Ethnic and racial groups


NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In modern day society in the United States, youth are progressively more fixated on screens and subjected to policies and practices that steer kids away from being outside and physical activity. American kids spend half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago, playgrounds are less crowded than they used to be, and most schools no longer require physical education classes. Additional startling statistics regarding the public health crises facing youth include: ● Only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day ● More than 80% of adolescents do not perform enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth ● Most youth get less than an hour of physical activity a day ● Almost half of youth (46%) now spend more than 3 hours a day in front of a screen that's not school work ( (

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?

Fall and Spring Mountain Bike Program

● Fall and spring recreational groups for 2-18-year old’s: These groups are age- and ability-based, meet once per week for a 7-week session, and focus on bike skill development through drills, games, and trail rides. The Fall session runs late August through late October.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To fulfill the need for a comprehensive, healthy, safe, and structured youth cycling program in Flagstaff, Arizona.
2. To increase access to mountain biking for underrepresented youth.
3. To become a model for nonprofit youth development programs that are fiscally stable and responsive to shifting community needs.

FLYRS will measure our success based on the cycling opportunities we are providing to kids and the broader Flagstaff community, and the impact we are having on youth development. We will use various data points and indicators to evaluate our success including but not limited to:
● Number of all youth served each year
● Number of under-represented youth served each year (specifically girls, racially diverse youth, and youth from low-income backgrounds)
● Number and variety of cycling “entry points” (i.e., programs, workshops, events)
● Number and variety of trail/outdoor stewardship opportunities for youth
● Number and variety of opportunities for adults to support youth cycling (i.e. through coaching, volunteering, etc.)
● Feedback from youth and parents about the quality of their experiences with FLYRS
● Feedback from community partners about how FLYRS is helping to meet their goals/needs

FLYRS has created numerous programming to fulfill our goals such as: Free school based programs that aim to serve underrepresented youth, funded and built a bike park at a diverse school and neighborhood in Flagstaff, community events, and worked with community partners to engage and provide scholarships to the broader diverse population.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS
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 1.06 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.1 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS

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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Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $26,531
As % of expenses 8.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $25,272
As % of expenses 7.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $341,740
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 39.3%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 1.5%
All other grants and contributions 58.8%
Other revenue 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $321,860
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 28.4%
Professional fees 38.3%
Occupancy 2.7%
Interest 0.1%
Pass-through 4.6%
All other expenses 25.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $323,119
One month of savings $26,822
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $50,375
Total full costs (estimated) $400,316

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 4.5
Months of cash and investments 4.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $119,501
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $50,375
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 2.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 16.7%
Unrestricted net assets $120,793
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $19,619
Total net assets $140,412

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Tyler Nelson

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Flagstaff Youth Riders Inc., FLYRS

Board of directors
as of 04/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Rob Linde

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/28/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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.