Grit gives back
A Passion for Philanthropy
GritCycle cares deeply about our community. Every year, we collaborate with different local nonprofit organizations to help raise awareness and funds for causes affecting the community.
We were honored to work with the following organizations in 2023, and look forward to sustained partnerships.
Training Through Treatment
Mission: Training Through Treatment was founded in 2023 by Kristy Griggs. As a self-described “spin-addict” and personal trainer, Kristy was determined to train her way through treatment after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. This incredible organization is a 501(c)(3) charity who has a mission to help Breast Cancer Warriors live a progressive-free life while surviving metastatic breast cancer. Training Through Treatment has found that there is a positive correlation between vigorous physical activity and survival rates. Therefor, they are dedicated to providing FREE access from local fitness studios and providing them, free of charge, to individuals battling metastatic breast cancer.
Thanks to our amazing community, we were able to raise $7,710 for Training Through Treatment.
We were honored to work with the following organizations in 2022, and look forward to sustained partnerships.
TACA (The Autism Community in Action)
Mission: TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism. Their vision is for every single individual diagnosed with autism to lead an independent fulfilling life.
April is Autism Awareness / Action Month and in 2022, GritCycle dedicated itself to raising more awareness and more funds for this incredible organization. Our amazing community came together and raised $40,379. In our second year of partnering with TACA, we were able to not only raise awareness but take action towards our cohesive goal of supporting families living with autism. Connect with this organization
The Trevor Project
For the month of June, Pride month, GritCycle raised funds and awareness in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. With the help of our community, we were able to raise $9,086.49 in direct donations for The Trevor Project. Connect with this organization
Barbells for Boobs
Mission: To provide support and education to incorporate physical activity as the foundation for breast cancer risk reduction, treatment, and survivorship. They strive to improve the quality of life and outcomes in individuals impacted by breast cancer.
For the month of October, we partnered with Barbells for Boobs. We are proud to announce that we raised $6,703 for this incredible organization. Thank you to our incredible Grit community for all your support and the vendors who collaborated with us on this initiative: Revel Company, EPM, The Now Massage, Emma Lou, Nekter Long Beach, Nekter Juice Bar, Jan’s Health Bar, The Forager Project, and Otosan Sushi.
We were honored to work with the following organizations in 2021, and look forward to sustained partnerships.
TACA (The Autism Community in Action)
Mission: TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism.
In April of 2021, we held charity rides at our Costa Mesa, Monarch Beach, and Long Beach studios with the goal of not only bringing heightened visibility to the cause of TACA, but to take action in standing up for autism acceptance and families coping with this developmental disorder. We surpassed our expected fundraising goal: ending with $30,000 raised.
The Pink Journey Foundation
Mission: To provide breast cancer education to EVERY woman, help reduce risk, lead to early detection, and save lives.” They work tirelessly to provide optimism, knowledge, and support from diagnosis through survivorship.
This past October (2021), we partnered with the Pink Journey Foundation to raise funds and awareness through a series of philanthropic events centered around cycling and socializing. Aside from hosting our own cycle-centric charity ride, we also invited six community-focused restaurants to curate a unique “cocktail for a cause” initiative with a percentage of proceeds going to the Pink Journey Foundation—the result of all efforts combined: $9,141 raised for the cause.
Miracles For Kids
Mission: To improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. When a family is brought down by the devastation of a critically-ill child, Miracles For Kids is there to pick them back up. services.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
Mission: The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services.