DENVER, Colo—Denver-based women’s competitive cycling team TriBella Race Team will deliver over 500 donated children’s books by bicycle to Columbine Elementary School Friday, April 29, 2011. The TriBella Race Team is partnering with the charity Ride for Reading, a Nashville-based non-profit with a mission to promote literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods.
“Three years ago I recognized the need for books in the homes of children from low-income areas, so I combined my passion for cycling and literacy to create Ride for Reading,” said Executive Director Mathew Portell. “Since then, we are always looking to spread our mission with children around the country and it excites us to partner with TriBella Race Team to meet the needs of children in Denver, Colorado and hope others will do the same in their backyard.”
The proposed $332 million in cuts to Colorado’s K-12 total program funding prompted the team to take action. Columbine Elementary was chosen due to the number of children on free and reduced lunch programs and its proximity to the team’s group ride launching point.
“Our team isn’t about simply training and racing each weekend, we are dedicated to making our community a better place to live and ride,” said Rachel Scott, TriBella Race Team member. “I can think of no better way to teach our future progeny about bike safety, fitness, literacy and volunteering wrapped up into one delivery.”
The first-year women’s cycling team received a donation of 300 books from Colorado Mountain Club Press and 111 books from VeloPress to kick off the book delivery. Several age-appropriate new and used books are still needed. Book donation drop boxes are located around the metro-Denver and Boulder areas. All cyclists are welcome to volunteer with the team and can register through Prerace.com HERE. Cyclists must sign a waiver to participate and can do so electronically through Prerace.com when registering to volunteer.
For more information on the delivery, for a listing of book donation drop points, to become a drop point, or to inquire about volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.RideforReading.org for more information on Ride for Reading.
Drop Box Locations
TriBella Women’s Multisport 1060 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 303-495-2477
Partner’s in Women’s Health 4500 East 9th Ave, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80220 303-399-3315
The Green Shirt 2563 16th Street, Denver, CO 80211 720-897-6600
Vincent Hughes CMT 3318 E. 2nd Ave. Garden Level, 16th Street Denver, CO 80206 720-530-1409
A Step Ahead Fitness Studio 2700 S. Broadway St., Englewood, CO 80113 720-226-1699
Kinetic Fitness Studio 2624 E. 3rd Ave., Denver, CO 80206 303-377-6013
Wolf, Slatkin and Madison P.C. 44 Cook St., Ste 1000, Denver, CO 80206 303-955-2999
I Love Knitting 600 S. Holly St., Unit 102, Denver, CO 80246 303-399-KNIT
Spine One 8500 Park Meadows Dr., Ste 200, Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-367-2225
For the Love of Dog 4751 E Virginia Ave., Glendale, CO 80124 303-355-6700
Tala Salan & Day Spa: Nhi Nguyen/Manicurist 2118 S Hudson St., Denver, CO 80222 720-341-0888
PreRace, LLC. 2019 19th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 888-557-4020
Jacque Michelle Fashion Boutique 2670 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304 303-786-7628
The Paul Derda Rec Center 13201 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020 303-460-6900
Broomfield Community Center 280 Lamar St., Broomfield, CO 80020 303-464-5500
Bicycle Village 9170 Wadsworth Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021 303-421-4001
American Cycling Association 1010 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401 303-458-5538
Colorado Mountain Club 710 10th Street, Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401 303-996-2746