Promoting Bicycles, Cycling, Bike Safety, Health, Fitness, and a Green Environment In Our Inner Cities.
Inner City Cycling Connection, Inc. (IC3) is a grass roots not for profit organization developed to promote and educate our inner city population about cycling and its many rewards. The organization grew out of a request by the community leaders organizing the Martin Luther King Jr parade and celebration in Los Angeles, California. For the benefit of the community, IC3 created an exciting bicycle race that took place before each parade.
IC3 believes every child deserves a chance to strive for a positive future filled with endless opportunities regardless of their circumstances. Many inner city youths are not being given that chance. They are focusing their energies on drugs, gangs, and other caustic behavior early in life.
**PLEASE NOTE: IC3 IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE UNDER THE IRS 501(C3) TAX CODE.**
This video gives background into IC3. Video was created in 2011.
Promote the healthy and natural sport of cycling in the inner city starting with schools (children age 10 and up).
Be a conduit for inner city youths to focus on education, self discipline, and spiritual awareness.
Develop inner city schools bicycle racing teams.
Enlist help from public, business, and community organizations (police/fire/school district, etc).
Reintroduce safe, healthy, bicycling to the community.
Incorporate cycling in inner city schools through intra-mural participation and after school programs.
Increase the number of children participating in cycling athletic programs.
Inner City Cycling Connection, Inc. (IC3) offers a healthy alternative sport activity that encourages physical fitness and safety. Our organization teaches the youths of today integrity, moral commitment, and a sense of value to the overall community.
The genesis of Inner City Cycling Connection, Inc. (IC3) started in 1983 when then president Ronald Reagan passed legislation that made Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday a national holiday. At that time Don Harris, IC3 Founder and President, was reading a Life Magazine article and came across a picture of Dr. King riding a bicycle during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. After reading the article and seeing Dr. King cycling picture, Don, an avid cyclist, a health & fitness advocate, and a bike enthusiast, decided right then he wanted to form a philanthropic cycling organization that address the needs of our inner city youths. (SEE THE ABOUT US PAGE FOR A DETAIL HISTORY OF IC3)
Don is presently employed and is in management at the Los Angeles Water Reclamation Department. He has been there for the past nine years.
Check out this great video of IC3 founder Don Harris. Don, a devoted Christian and a Vietnam combat Veteran, has been a member of Wilshire United Methodist Church since 1979. He is presently the president of the Wilshire United Methodist Men’s Fellowship congregation. The social agenda for this group includes developing programs that address aggression and domestic violence, teen pregnancy, juvenile mentorship, STD’s, HIV/AIDS, and other serious issues . Video created on January 17, 2020.
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