Nearly half of U.S. teens report theyve been cyber-bullied, according to the Pew Research Center.

One group is traveling to high schools across the country, hoping to flip the narrative while flipping through the air.

The No Hate Tour kicked off a 13-week tour at Catalina Foothills High School on Wednesday.

BMX athletes used their exciting sport to open up a conversation about bullying.

Until we bring more attention to the fact that you can make a difference, then its gonna keep continuing, said Zachary Catfish Yankush, an emcee and BMX athlete.

They are taking a stand against a problem thats ever-evolving.

I think definitely for our generation its more focused online, Alex Abeyta, a Catalina Foothills senior, said about bullying. We dont see it as much in person. And thats why its more important that its talked about because its kind of a hidden thing.

To be bullied behind a screen, they dont know whos making fun of them, said Yankush. If you see something, if you see somebody in need, let one of the faculty members know. Because you could be saving somebodys life.

These riders are going to extremes to keep kids safe.

Yankush says what got him bullied in high school is also what got him through that experience.

[I was] getting made fun of for riding BMX, but that was my escape, said Yankush. That was my psychiatrist, that was my therapist. When I had problems, Id just ride my bike, because I cant focus on anything else thats going on around me, because I have to balance The camaraderie that you find in BMX is unmatched anywhere else.

The athletes are encouraging these kids to find that passion.

Cause right now is that prime time to really, really get good at things, said 10-time X Games medalist Morgan Wade. Learn trades, do whatever you wanna do. Figure out whatever you wanna do and go there.

Find people who you have common interests with, said Abeyta. Find people who you know are like-minded, like you.

The Tour partners with the U.S. Marines. Its been going on for 25 years.