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34 Members of The Bike Cooperative Donate More Than $13,000 to Support Youth Bicycling

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34 Members of The Bike Cooperative Donate Extra Than $13,000 to Help Youth Bicycling

BOULDER, CO— By means of a partnership with PeopleForBikes, member companies of The Bike Cooperative have donated greater than $13,000 that can allow youth from throughout the U.S. to attend the 2021 Youth Bike Summit. These funds will present mini-grants for nonprofit group biking organizations recognized by PeopleForBikes and the Youth Bike Summit Nationwide Steering Committee to help youth biking teams to take part within the Youth Bike Summit Justice Journey, which is able to begin in fall of 2020 and conclude on the nationwide Youth Bike Summit within the fall of 2021 in Atlanta.

“As a co-op of native bike retailers, group is vital to us,” mentioned Lindsay Gaskins, president of The Bike Cooperative. “Bikes empower youngsters from communities throughout the nation to expertise issues that may not have been potential and not using a set of wheels, and our members are excited to make that occur for extra youngsters.”

 Bike Cooperative members famous the significance of bicycle retailers in selling advocacy efforts and interesting their communities by way of bicycling. “We really feel that it’s incumbent upon us brick and mortar retailers as pillars of the biking group to help advocacy efforts of all sorts geared in the direction of inclusivity and supporting efforts to groom the subsequent era of cyclists,” mentioned Nik Obriecht, normal supervisor of Race Tempo Bicycles in Baltimore. “Partnering with The Bike Cooperative and PeopleForBikes in these efforts is a win for everybody.”

 “We’re glad to help the Youth Bike Summit by donating our buydown refund,” added John McConnochie, proprietor of Cycle Alaska in Juneau. “We really feel the Summit offers an excellent venue to interact the subsequent era of bicycling lovers.”

Youth biking teams will use the sponsorship funds to help their digital or in-person Justice Journey occasion, the place they may experience bikes of their communities to boost consciousness and funds for lodging and transportation to the Youth Bike Summit. As soon as on the Summit, youth members will meet with educators, researchers, coverage makers, group leaders and advocates from throughout the U.S. for workshops, excursions, displays, discussions and visioning, along with bike driving. The Youth Bike Summit’s mission is to coach and get native youth outfitted to advertise bike advocacy and ridership inside their very own communities.

“Planning for a greater future additionally means specializing in getting extra youngsters on bikes,” mentioned PeopleForBikes President and CEO Jenn Cube. “It doesn’t take a lot to assist them develop bicycling as a lifelong interest and fervour.”

The Bike Cooperative and PeopleForBikes plan to proceed partnering on initiatives that affect native communities by way of bikes sooner or later.

Taking part Bike Cooperative members embody:

  •  ACTION WHEELS, Wenonah, NJ
  • ARCADIAN SHOP, Lenox, MA
  • ASHEVILLE BICYCLE CO, Asheville, NC
  • BEACON CYCLING, Northfield, NJ
  • BELMONT WHEELWORKS, Belmont, MA
  • BIKE THERAPY, Morgan Hill, CA
  • CENTRIPEDAL BIKES, Fremont, CA
  • CHAINWHEEL DRIVE, Clearwater, FL
  • CONTENDER BICYCLES, Salt Lake Metropolis, UT
  • CYCLE ALASKA, Juneau, AK
  • CYCLETHERAPY, Waterford, MI
  • EDEN BICYCLES, Castro Valley, CA
  • GORHAM BIKE AND SKI, Portland, ME
  • INDY CYCLE SPECIALIST, Indianapolis, IN
  • KOZY’S CYCLERY, Chicago, IL
  • MOTION MAKERS, Asheville, NC
  • OLD TOWN BICYCLE, Gig Harbor, WA
  • ORANGE CYCLE, Orlando, FL
  • PEAK SPORTS, Corvallis, CA
  • PURE RIDE CYCLES, Lake Forest, CA
  • RACE PACE BICYCLES, Baltimore, MD
  • RIDE-A-BIKE BICYCLE SHOP, Gastonia, NC
  • SALEM CYCLE, Salem, MA
  • SANTOS BIKE SHOP, Ocala, FL
  • SAUCON VALLEY BIKES, Hellertown, PA
  • SPOKES ETC, Arlington, VA
  • SUMMIT CITY BICYCLES, Fort Wayne, IN
  • THE BICYCLE PLANET, Syosset, NY
  • THE BIKE SURGEON INC, O’Fallon, IL
  • THE SKI RACK, Burlington, VT
  • TWO WHEELS ONE PLANET, Costa Mesa, CA
  • UC CYCLERY, La Jolla, CA
  • WHEEL SPORT, Spokane, WA
  • YORKTOWN CYCLES, Yorktown Heights, NY

 

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