Looking Forward for the Youth: The LA Bike Academy

Today’s Reportage shines a light on a movement that has been a ray of light in this tumultuous year. The LA Bike Academy is getting the youth of the greater Los Angeles area stoked on bikes, using our favorite two-wheeled transport as a vessel for learning real-life skills. We’re pleased beyond words to share the work of Alonso Tal (photos) and Michael Cedeño (video) today with you and to use this post to announce LABA’s partnership with Easton Cycling for 2021…

Creating opportunities within cycling and empowering youth are at the core of LA Bike Academy, a Los Angeles based youth cycling team that does far more than coach kids to race bikes.


With programs aimed at empowering young riders through service education, hands-on work experience, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and coaching and training for racing, LABA

“seeks to expand the capabilities of youth from communities where exposure and access to the sport of cycling and lifestyle are limited.”

It is with great excitement that LABA and Easton Cycling announce a partnership for 2021. Through components support, industry educational materials, and expanded outreach, our partnership seeks to further the mission of LABA and amplify the possibilities for riders and program graduates alike.

Thanks to Michael Cedeño, Alonso Tal for capturing the team in film and photo. And of course Damon Turner for creating these opportunities through the development of LABA.

Los Angeles Bicycle Academy (LABA) is a youth education program, community bike shop and youth cycling team with a mission to empower, educate and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in boys and girls between the ages of 8-18.

You can donate to support LABA at its website.