Richmond Cycling Corps is a non-profit organization that provides leadership and personal development to Richmond’s urban youth through the sport of cycling. They’re on Twitter and Facebook, and have a website and a tumblr:
I’ve accomplished what are often called ‘milestones’ in life— some cultural (i.e. graduating from high school, voting, getting a driver’s license), while others were more personal, and by default, more distinguished. Throughout my life, I’ve seen a ‘look’(often accompanied by a tear) in my parents’ eyes as I’ve achieved particular milestones. Seeing that I don’t have kids, I’ve never experienced what they’ve felt- a feeling that swells from being proud, and reflected outwardly by the ‘look’
On August 21st, the look covered my face. Chris Mason, RCC youth member and captain, had accomplished 100miles— making him Richmond’s first inner-city youth to do so.