DENVER, Colo–Denver-based women’s competitive cycling team TriBella Race Team delivered over 700 donated children’s books to Columbine Elementary School Wednesday, December 14, 2011. The TriBella Race Team is partnered 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.
“They all said thank you, thank you,” said Sharon Madison, TriBella Race Team member. “Santa Claus was coming to the school that day, so each kid is going to get a candy cane and a book.”
The TriBella Race Team is as passionate about volunteering as they are racing. While the cyclocross racers on the team were tackling the State Championships, winning the SW 35+ Best All Around Team, the other TriBella Race Team women were busy helping Community Cycles with the Kids Holiday Bike Giveaway in Boulder, Colorado Sunday, December 18.
“It’s a requirement to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours to be a member on our team,” said Rachel Scott, TriBella Race Team vice president. “We want to be good ambassadors for the sport and women’s cycling, and do so by not only racing hard, but taking the time to give back.”
The next Ride for Reading delivery hosted by the TriBella Race Team will take place at Barrett Elementary school on Friday, May 11th for National Ride for Reading week.