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Specialized Foundation changes name to Outride, launches new fundraising platform

Published September 9, 2019

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit launched in 2015, has changed its name to Outride and launched an expansion and a fundraising platform as it looks to expand beyond its founding sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components. 

Outride's mission is to use cycling to help children achieve academic, health and social success.

Specialized Bicycle will remain a "key partner and donor," the organization said. The company donates more than $1 million a year to the organization in direct and in-kind support. 

"Specialized is fully committed to helping Outride succeed and carry out our vision for the future of youth cycling," Mike Sinyard, Specialized's founder, said in a news release. "This is a beautiful and timely opportunity to let this nonprofit soar to new heights as it grows beyond Specialized, beyond the cycling industry and hopefully one day into the lives of youth around the world."

The organization has launched Outride Fund, a public fundraising platform dedicated to growing community cycling programs, trail projects and Riding for Focus programs.

Outride will continue to invest in research with Stanford University and expand its Ride with Focus school programs.

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