Kind Human Scholarship

New bike day is the best day. Especially when you are being awarded a new bike through KindHuman’s Take the Lead Cycling Scholarship program for your achievements both on and off the bike. After announcing Keishawn as one of the winners, the KindHuman crew met up with Keishawn and their friends at Bike Effect in Santa Monica to get him dialed in to his new bike. Steven Carre, the co-owner and fit specialist even provided a pro level fit in their impressive fit studio to kick things off.

After losing 150 lbs and challenging himself to be a stronger and better rider, Keishawn will be setting a great example for self empowered change while riding his new road bike. KindHuman invites you to meet Keishawn, next…

We recently made a trip out to Los Angeles, CA to visit one of our 2014 Take The Lead Cycling Scholarship recipients. Along with the help of our friends at Bike Effect in Santa Monica, we were able to deliver a brand new KindHuman Kampionne complete bicycle and loads of other KindHuman goodies to Keishawn Blackstone. Keishawn recently went through a big transformation. Before he discovered the bike, he was a self proclaimed “big kid.” Today, he is a healthy and active young cyclist who is showing the world that if he can lose the weight – they can too.

When we had asked our friends at Bike Effect to help us with the delivery, we had no idea that Steven Carre, co-owner and fit specialist, was going to offer Keishawn the pro treatment with a free fit session. For those that don’t know, Steven is a master fit technician who has studied virtually every style of bike fit theory and combines them with a state of the art fit studio that rivals and surpasses most Olympic training facilities.
It was a great day with Keishawn and Bike Effect.

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  1. You’re an inspiration Keishawn!!! Keep pedaling man!!! And classy move Steven Carre for hooking up the pro fit!

  2. Wow, that’s amazing. As a person who lost 80 lbs to get back into cycling condition, I can understand the commitment. From one former “big kid” to another, keep it up, you are a true inspiration, Keishawn!

  3. Well done, young man. 30 years ago riding a bike saved my life and got me through a miserable situation at home. Much is said about the physical benefits of cycling for me the greatest benefit is psychological.

    Mr. Blackstone has found his cycling family and hopefully we will help him and many more kids to a better life.

  4. Thank you all for your stoke and support. We are really proud of Keishawn and expect big things from him in the future. He along with Kat, our other scholarship recipient, are exemplary role models for young cyclists and young people everywhere. They are definitely setting the bar high for our future applicants but we look forward to providing the cycling world with more positive stories like this one.

  5. Great story. What a very noble and honorable young man. He is going to make it in whatever he chooses to do in life.

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