Indoor Cycling at Riverside Correctional Facility

Our Mission

Gearing Up provides women in transition from abuse, addiction, and/or incarceration with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth. The term “women in transition” refers to women who have been formerly incarcerated, have histories of abuse and trauma as kids and/or as adults, have used drugs and/or alcohol as a way to cope with painful experiences and are learning how to live a crime-free sober life with purpose and meaning.  While in transition, bicycling offers a mode of transportation, opportunities for social connectedness and employment, as well as countless psychological and physical health benefits. A primary goal of Gearing Up is to provide women with regular coaching, mentoring, and support to make healthy lifestyle changes, promote personal growth, and use biking for transportation.


Female Inmate Cardiovascular Health Study

  • Female Inmate Cardiovascular Health Study






     Click here to read a study from the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) and the Health Behavior Research Clinic (HBRC) in the College of Public Health, Temple University about our indoor cycling program at Riverside Correctional Facility. study 651x800