What is the Jr. El Tour mission?

The mission of the Jr. El Tour Youth Cycling Program is to create a long-term positive impact on the health and fitness of ‘at-risk’ children by developing and fostering a connection to cycling. We cater to children struggling with issues such as obesity, inactivity, low self-esteem, financial hardship, and learning differences. Many of our children would not have the opportunity or the confidence to pursue cycling if not for involvement in our program. Our goal is to give children all the tools they need to reach and maintain their health and fitness goals in a fun, organized, and supportive team environment. We strive to provide high-quality coaching and individual attention to all the children in the program, so that they can become responsible and safe cyclists while working toward their goals. Because we realize that family support is imperative to making lasting changes, parent participation is encouraged on all rides and in the El Tour race. Our program operates on multiple levels over the course of 10 months or more, depending on the interest of the child and family.

How can I get involved?

Send us an email or write on our Facebook wall and let us know how you’d like to help. We welcome: funding donations, volunteers, fund raising, sponsoring a child, equipment donations like bikes and other cycling equipment.

In the News

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What Are People Saying About Jr. El Tour?

I think all of you not only offer an amazing program but deliver one as well. Continued best wishes!

L.P., adult volunteer

​I wish to thank you for everything. I know how much this has meant to my grandson and I can’t thank you enough.J. L., grandparent

We are so happy with all of the opportunities Jr. El Tour has afforded our family. After all, everyone in our family wouldn’t be out riding if it weren’t for this program. When my son started with Scott, we all started too!

M. A., parent

​I wish to thank you for everything. I know how much this has meant to my grandson and I can’t thank you enough.J. L., grandparent

Thank you again for this wonderful program.

S.M., parent

​You all the greatest! Thanks for a fantastic fall. Can’t wait until the New Year to continue riding with you.L.F., parent

You guys do an OUTSTANDING JOB!

B.S., parent

​This has been so much fun doing and really gives you a workout-thanks for everything!N.C., mentor

What a fabulous experience this has been for my son thus far. He can’t even begin to imagine what’s in store for him and the team as time moves on.

R. G., parent

​It is a privilege to see the enthusiasm and growth in this group. The goodwill that your support is creating is something very special.S.M., parent

It is great fun to be with the group.

L.P., volunteer

​I want to thank you for the opportunity, as it was an absolute positive experience for my son. All your work and effort is surely appreciated.M.C., parent

You guys do a terrific job training the kids…. I am very impressed with all the work you do. It feels good to know there are good people interested in building a better, healthy community, especially for our kids.

M.A., adult volunteer

​Thanks! The Jr. El Tour taught me teamwork and I made a bunch of friends. C.M., participant

I love participating in the Jr. El Tour Program!

C.K., participant

​I want to thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be in something this cool, awesome, and energy-filled.

E.E., participant