Our Founder


A Human Approach

As we all deal with the reality that COVID-19 has created through shutdowns of schools and other activities during 2020, we have extended our 10-year celebration into 2021.  Thanks for your continued support of our mission to impact youth on and off the bike into the next 10 years and beyond!10-time U.S. Champion Pro Cyclist Rahsaan Bahati founded our foundation in 2010.  2020 represents the 10th-anniversary of serving inner-city youth and communities.  As stated, we are extending our celebration another year.


Growing up in Compton, California Rahsaan was exposed to the gangs, drugs, and crime that proliferated his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood and he had to make hard choices at a young age. He could have easily fallen into the circumstances of his surroundings without the support of two loving parents, Rashid and Nassoma along with the fateful combination of a teacher, an eraser, and a classmate that would change his life forever. Through all of his accomplishments, Rahsaan never lost sight of how fortunate he was to have people support and foster his abilities. The Bahati Foundation has been a dream of his for many years and now he has the opportunity to help shape kid's lives the way his was shaped. It is an opportunity to show kids in underserved communities that they don’t have to be relegated to a life of crime, gangs, and drugs; they have the ability to accomplish their dreams. And now we are united as an organization behind Rahsaan’s dream. We are more than a foundation. We are more than a cycling team. We are more than the sum of our parts... We are at the crossroads and we can make a difference.

With the successful launch of the professional racing team in 2010, Rahsaan implemented his vision for 'The Bahati Foundation' which was conceived to GIVEBack by providing assistance, support, and resources to inner-city youth while serving as a positive influence to community youth. 

Join us as we celebrate 10 years throughout the 2021 year with various events and activities as COVID-19 subsides and life.  Watch for announcements about upcoming Bahati -10 Events.  As an organization dedicated to the aspect of getting youth involved in cycling, we see collective participation in this new mobility paradigm.  We seek to change the world right here on the streets of Los Angeles, won you join us in this effort?


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