THE RideClean MISSION is to promote Clean Sport, facilitate discussion of this topic and support avowedly clean athletes through an organization of solidarity.
ORIGINALLY FOUNDED in 2006 to promote clean sport with the hope of reconnecting the discouraged and disillusioned with the romanticism and pureness of athleticism.
ONE GOAL to foster a sporting and cultural environment free of the pressure to comprimise one's integrity.
PARTIALLY INSPIRED by the Smashing Pumpkins’ “This Time”, specifically the lyric: "..with every chemical you trade a piece of your soul"
ALSO INSPIRED BY Albert Einstein who said "life is like riding a bicycle, to keep one's balance, one must (RideClean) keep moving." Additional inspiration from Anatoli Boukreev's: Above the Clouds.
THE FOCUS is not about being against something negative, but rather for something positive; the commitment to oneself to ride and compete with morals and honesty that meets our inborn standards, our self consciousness. With this intact we are at peace and this approach lends itself to fulfilling our potentials from which our ultimate performances can arise, wholesome and clean, vivid and pure, both on and off the bike.
SINCE 2006 RideClean has been involved in the community using the bicycle as a means to connect with youth and athletes from all walks. Since riding is a metaphor for life balance, the intent is to create a strong life-affirming message for young people and show that the journey should be elevated above the destination.
THE IDEA OF RideClean...and the rest will follow" has several meanings. With an approach to cycling and life that is RideClean your life can align in areas outside of cycling (the rest will follow). When you RideClean and allow your body to compete at its potential, your competition will trail (the rest will follow). And maybe most importantly, by setting the example of RideClean, your peers and spectators will do as you do (the rest will follow).
IF YOU'VE FOUND this website and read this far then we say: “Welcome to the RideClean family!" Because we are all in it together to contribute in our own ways.