Freewheelers Cycling Association
The Freewheelers Cycling Association is a non-profit organization based in Spartanburg, South Carolina that works to improve the local community through:
- Providing bicycle education to children and adults, so that they may enjoy bicycling in a safe and healthy manner;
- Promoting bicycle safety among bicyclists and motorists to ensure that the roadways are safe for all who use them;
- Advancing healthy lifestyles by providing a forum for recreational cycling, competitive cycling and bicycle touring for people of all ages and;
- Providing financial support that enables cyclists to participate in charity rides that benefit non-profit organizations and providing financial support to other organizations that support and promote bicycling.
In 2015, due to the success of South Carolina’s premier cycling event, The Assaults, and the opportunity to enhance charitable giving, The Freewheelers Club of Spartanburg created this 501(c)(3) sister organization, The Freewheelers Cycling Association. The Freewheelers Cycling Association (FCA) uses a portion of the proceeds generated by The Assaults to support other non-profit organizations, including Finish-Strong cycling team, Partners for Active Living, the Challenge to Conquer Cancer, the Humane Society, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis, Mt. Mitchell State park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Palmetto Cycling Coalition and others.