Harrison Barnes is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. He’s among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Harrison Barnes
Where he’s multiplying good: Bridgeville, Delaware
How he’s multiplying good: He is One in a Million. Over the past few years, Harrison Barnes' organization GearUp has gone from an idea to an internationally recognized organization with the simple mission of getting kids on bikes. Diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder at a young age, the sport of cycling and specifically BMX racing made a huge difference in Harrison's life. After learning that less than 5% of American kids ride a bike every day, and seeing the benefits of cycling, Harrison set out to remove barriers that keep kids from riding. Through a variety of initiatives, GearUp has served more than 5,000 kids around the world. This summer, Harrison and GearUp are hosting the 3rd annual Summer Bike Challenge. During this annual event, GearUp asks kids to submit logs showing how many hours they rode a bike. During the safer at home orders in place across the country, Harrison expanded the Summer Bike Challenge by launching early. Guidelines reminded participants to follow social distancing and gave information about bike safety. With the program still ongoing, participants are on track to log 10,000 hours of time on their bikes this spring and summer and will be rewarded with prizes Harrison has been able to get donated.