Los Angeles Bicycle Academy
Proudly supporting difference with the youth of the greater Los Angeles area, who use bikes as a vessel for learning real-life skills.
The Los Angeles Bicycle Academy (LABA) is a black-founded nonprofit organization with a mission to empower, educate and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in youth between the ages of 8-18 through its youth cycling team and bicycle education program. It strongly believes that the sport of cycling can change the trajectory of young peoples’ lives.
More than winning bike races, LABA believe that the purpose of competitive sports is to develop good people. They work with youth from underserved communities where opportunity, access, equity, and exposure within the sport of cycling is extremely limited.
MEET SOME OF THE TEAM
"What I enjoy the most about being part of LABA is the community we have built and continuously supporting each other. I also love being able to learn a lot about bikes and working on my own bikes in our awesome new team shop". Noah loves the SiS Hydro hydration tablets for water during races or long rides.
“EVERY YEAR LABA GROWS AS A TEAM; NOT IN SIZE, BUT IN CULTURE. WE BRING TOGETHER A GROUP OF YOUTHS WHO SHARE THE SAME BASIC PASSION FOR PEDALLING CIRCLES."
Damon Turner, Founder of LABA