Moving in the right direction: an update!

Gearing Up is moving in the right direction! We are excited to announce our intent to merge with another Philadelphia-based organization whose mission and values are closely aligned with our own. This merge will optimize resources, increase our ability to connect with folks facing challenges related to addiction, and enhance and expand services. We will be in touch with you, our community, with more details as the process moves forward. 

As we work to make this transition as graceful and responsible as possible, Gearing Up programming will go on hiatus starting September 1; we anticipate programs will restart in 2019. Thank you for your continued support as we ensure the long-term success of this powerful program!

Why Ride Bikes?

Gearing Up uses biking as a tool to increase physical activity and lower stress. We help participants adopt healthier lifestyles to combat histories of abuse, addiction, and incarceration.
Our programs offer a safe space where women, trans, and GNC folks can seek advice and encouragement, build friendships, and make community connections that lead to personal growth and positive life changes.
Participants gain confidence as they learn practical skills and set goals. Biking can provide an important means of transportation as people look to reenter the workforce and move toward their long-term success.