Who We Are
At Pedal Revolution, we take care of you, your bicycle and your community.
This is exactly what we’ve been doing for the last 15 years: building great bikes and great individuals. We’re more than one of San Francisco’s most trusted bike shops : we’re a social enterprise nonprofit that helps disconnected youth throughout the Bay Area build brighter futures through hands-on job training, education and personal support.
Giving Hope to Bay Area Youth
There are over 5 million youth between ages 16 and 24 unable to work or attend school in the United States, with nearly 80,000 living in the Bay Area alone. Lacking access to education or employment opportunities, these youth face a dangerously high risk of poverty, unemployment, incarceration or homelessness.
As part of the collective efforts of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit New Door Ventures, Pedal Revolution creates opportunities for the bright, talented and hardworking youth that face challenges in transitioning into a happy, independent adult life.
How We Help Build Brighter Futures
Our approach to helping Bay Area youth is steeped in the freedom, self-reliance and personal drive of San Francisco bicycle culture. We don’t give away bikes or hold one-off seminars. We teach real skills through hands-on training in a real-world environment.
Pedal Revolution provides struggling youth with a chance to work side-by-side with skilled mechanics at an actual bike shop that sells, repairs and builds the highest quality bicycles you’ll find anywhere in San Francisco. We offer paid internships designed to give disconnected youth the opportunity to learn a trade and transition into adulthood with confidence and purpose.
Spreading the Benefits of Bike Culture
Everyone at Pedal Revolution is passionate about bicycles and bike culture, and our goal is to help spread the benefits of that culture to our community. We want to put more quality bicycles on the streets to increase rider safety, decrease traffic congestion and promote an overall healthy lifestyle.
Our hope is for everyone to experience the tremendous benefits that come from riding a bike, even if it’s only for a few minutes each week. We’ve seen first hand how biking can improve your health and make for a stress free commute. The way we see it, riding a bike is a great way to build a happier, more connected community.
Supporting the (Pedal) Revolution
When you come into our shop, you are supporting positive change throughout the Bay Area. Whether you’re buying a new bike, need a few repairs on your current ride, or are looking to pick up a few accessories, every purchase goes towards building a new future for our youth. Make sure to check out our full list of services , find out how you can donate your bike to our shop, and browse through our original products created with our sister social enterprise Ashbury Images.
With your help, we make SF a better place.