Detroit

Southwest Rides is a community-owned, youth-run bicycle sale and repair shop serving the southwest side of Detroit. They provide young community leaders between the ages of 14 and 25 with the chance to gain practical skills in bicycle maintenance and business management.

Southwest Rides will meet the needs of its community by providing paid opportunities for skill development in youth. Southwest Rides uses bicycle mechanics and shop management as a vehicle to empower youth through leadership and community engagement, providing them with the skills necessary for the road ahead.