Nonprofit Partners With Small Business For Job Training in Bicycle Industry

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Uptown Bicycles will join in an effort to train young adults to join the bicycle industry. Photo credit: @uptownbicycles, via Facebook

Local funding to both draw more bicyclists onto the road and train workers for the industry has been awarded to a San Diego-based nonprofit.

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Rider Safety Visibility received a $200,000 grant to support workforce development training for young adults in the bicycle industry via its Pedal Ahead program. The community electric bicycle initiative launched this week in San Diego County’s District 4.

The sprawling area, represented by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, stretches from La Jolla along the coast to Encanto in the east and Paradise Hills in the south.

The group will support workforce development in the eastern communities by providing opportunities for those between the ages of 18 and 26 to participate in internships, mentorships

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