What: Denver-based women’s competitive cycling team Naked Women’s Racing powered by TriBella will deliver thousands of donated children’s books by bicycle to Barrett Elementary School Friday, May 11 for National Ride for Reading Week. Naked Women’s Racing pb TriBella 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.
When: Delivery takes place Friday, May 11 from 8:15 am to 12 pm. We are collecting donations of books and/or cash donations for Ride for Reading from now until delivery date!
Why: In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is one age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Reading is an integral part of education, and without books it is hard to build a strong academic base. Our children need materials to read at home and it is our goal to provide the means. And in the process, we can fight childhood obesity and nature deficit disorder through the power of cycling, too! Exercise the mind and body and lead through example.
Where: Barrett Elementary School located at 2900 RICHARD ALLAN COURT in North East Denver.
Meeting Location: We will depart from TriBella Women’s Multisport store located at 1060 BANNOCK STREET. If you don’t ride your bike to TriBella, there is plenty of parking.
Bike Route: Approximately 5 miles one way by bicycle. Click HERE for a map of the route.
How to Register to Volunteer: Visit our gracious sponsor PRERACE.COM and sign up electronically for free!
How to Make a Donations: Cash donations are tax deductible so please provide your name, mailing address, and donation value with your donation so Ride for Reading can send you a tax exempt letter.
If you’d like to donate used or new age-appropriate books, please drop them off at one of our many DROP OFF LOCATIONS around Denver and Boulder. If you aren’t local and would still like to send us books, please mail them to the Colorado Mountain Club to Attn: Rachel Scott, 710 10th Ave, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401.
How can my business become a drop box location? Simple! EMAIL us to let us know so we can add you to our list of drop off locations and get you a poster notifying the public that you are an official Ride for Reading Book Drop location. You can also download our 11 x 17 poster HERE or click the image below (11 x 14 available upon request).
Are you a member of the media and want to publish this story? If you are a member of the media, you can publish our PRESS RELEASE for the event. We welcome you to join us on the delivery too! We are available for personal interviews pre, during, or post event so please EMAIL us and a team representative will get back to you immediately. Or call us with the contact info in the press release. Video and photography are welcome at the school; however, you must contact the school to arrange parental waivers ahead of time. You can also contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the delivery date, and we can add your language to our photo/video release.
Read how last year’s delivery went HERE: Includes recap, images and video from last year’s delivery.
See what Ride for Reading is all about below: