Ride For Reading Week returns for third year


Ride For Reading is a national non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy in low-income areas. This year from May 5-11 it will celebrate the third annual Ride For Reading week and recruiting bicycle volunteers to help sort and distribute books.

In 2013 more than 350 volunteers in 20 cities help distribute more than 10,000 books to children via bicycle. This year they are looking to expand even further with your help. You can co-ordinate with a school in a low-income area near you, collect books, sort books, help organize other cyclists, and ultimately deliver book by bike. To get involved, contact Ride For Reading and you’ll receive a welcome packet and more information. You’ll even be entered to win a Fat Tire Cruiser donated by New Belgium Brewing.


Can’t make it to help out? You can make a financial donation on the Ride For Reading website and help them reach their $10,000 goal.

So far there are programs set up in the following cities:

  • Nashville, TN
  • Denver, CO
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • New York, NY
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Carson City, NV
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Durango, CO
  • Reno, NV
  • Sparks, NV
  • Washoe County, NV
  • Memphis, TN
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Eureka, CA
  • The Plains, OH
  • Encinitas, CA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Alpine, TX
  • Rapid City, ND
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Fairview, TN
  • Tullahoma, TN

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