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Ride for Reading 2015 Dropbox Locations

Read more about Ride for Reading here including how to sign up to volunteer with us! Below is a comprehensive list of our dropbox locations. Don’t see one near your area? You can mail books too! To attn: Rachel Scott @ 902 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302.

Colorado

Boulder

Quick Left
902 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Community Cycles
2805 Wilderness Pl #1000
Boulder, CO 80301

Bean & Berry
305 McCaslin Blvd.
Louisville, CO 80027

Paul’s Coffee and Tea
956 W. Cherry St.
Louisville, CO 80027

Starbucks
459 McCaslin Blvd.
Louisville, CO 80027

Colorado Springs

Steele Elementary
1720 N Weber St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Book Share
1700 Block N Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Colorado Running Company
5262 N Nevada Ave #140
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Wild Goose Meeting House
401 N Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

City Rock Climbing Center
21 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

ProCycling Warehouse
415 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Crossfit SoCo
110 West Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
 

Denver

Turin Bicycles
700 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203

Buckley Air Force Base Fitness Center
8500 E 6th Ave
Aurora, CO 80011

Aerospace Data Facility
Beaver Creek St
Aurora, CO 80011

Community College of Denver
Dental Hygiene Dept.
1062 Akron way building 753
Denver CO 80230

Greely

Salon at Tuscany
3835 W 10th St. #111
Greeley CO 80634

Littleton

Pedal of Littleton
2640 W Belleview Ave #100
Littleton, CO 80123

Louisville

Pearl Izumi
101 South Taylor Avenue
Louisville, CO 80027

Wyoming

Rock On Wheels
900 E. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Infection Control Department
214 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY

Corthell & King Law Offices
221 S. 2nd St.
Laramie, WY

Mortgage Source
414 E. Lewis St.
Laramie, WY

Neubauer, Pelkey, & Goldfinger Law Offices
311 S. 4th St.
Laramie, WY

Ancient Elements Stoneworks
1379 Cedar St.
Laramie, WY

Frontier Cycles
2434 Grand Ave.
Laramie, WY

2015 Ride for Reading Is HERE!

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Join Colorado Women’s Cycling Project (Naked Women’s Racing) for National Ride for Reading Week! Now in our 5th year delivering books by bike, we hope you’ll join us to help make this event even bigger and better for the children of Valdez Elementary School! See below to find out what Ride for Reading week is all about and sign up to volunteer, donate books, or spread the word!

What: Colorado-based women’s competitive cycling team Naked Women’s Racing will deliver thousands of donated children’s books by bicycle to Valdez Elementary School Friday, May 1st for National Ride for Reading Week. Naked Women’s Racing partnered with the charity Ride for Reading, a 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 1 from 7:00 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: Valdez Elementary School located at 4250 Shoshone St, Denver, CO 80211
Meeting Location: Turin Bicycles at 700 Lincoln Street. Join us at 7 am if you want free breakfast and coffee! Be ready to ride by 8 am!

Bike Route: It will be doable by any person of any fitness level on any bike! We assure you, so please join us. It’s only 4.4 miles!

What to Bring: Bike (duh), helmet, backpack or panniers or some form of bag to carry books by bike. We could use chariots to load extra books so please bring if you have one!

How to Register to Volunteer: 

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 Colorado and Wyoming. If you aren’t local and would still like to send us books, please mail them to the Quick Left to Attn: Rachel Scott, 902 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

How can my business become a drop box location? Simple! Email us at info [at] nakedwomenracing.com 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 2015 Book Drop Poster HERE and print it out to display.

Are you a member of the media and want to publish this story? If you are a member of the media, feel free to publish any of this information here. 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 (info [at] nakedwomenracing.com) and a team representative will get back to you immediately. 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 about each of our previous deliveries here: Includes recap, images and video from last year’s delivery. We had so many books that we got to do an impromptu delivery to two schools last year!

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2013

2012

2011

See what Ride for Reading is all about below:

More details if you’ve registered to deliver:

First, thank you kindly for volunteering your time (if you haven’t signed up to volunteer, do it now!) to give back to such a great organization and being a part of National Ride for Reading Week! We assure you, this will be the most fun you will have on two wheels! We’ll need help delivering nearly 4000 books so join us and your fellow cyclists in our 5th annual Ride for Reading delivery. We’re thankful you’ve chosen to volunteer your time to help us spread the Ride for Reading mission to our city. If you’re still on the fence about joining, check out this video from our delivery last year!

Here’s some additional information that will help the delivery go smoothly if you’re volunteering:

  • We’re delivering books by bike to Valdez Elementary School. We’re departing
  • Here’s a link to our route. We’ll also have printed cue sheets with a map and turn by turn directions in case you want one or have to leave early and don’t know how to get back.
  • All kinds of bicycles are welcome! From cruisers to road bikes to frankenbikes. The Denver Public Library will be their with their mobile book library bicycle, too!
  • Please arrive at Turin before 8 am. I’d encourage between 7-7:30 am to load up with books, chat it up with other volunteers and get specific directions prior to departure. We are rolling at 8 am sharp if not slightly before. Free breakfast and coffee in it for you if you come early!
  • If you have to drive to our departure location at Turin Bicycles located at 700 Lincoln Street, there is free unlimited street parking on 7th, 9th, 10th. Most other spots are limited by time.
  • Please obey traffic laws and on busier streets, ride no more than two abreast. We’ll have women in Naked Women’s Racing kits helping direct traffic and blocking some intersections as well as a lead and follow car to ensure rider safety and groupo compacto. 7th Street will be slow going with the traffic lights, but if our group doesn’t make it all the way through a light, our ride leaders will wait until the group is together.
  • Remember, please bring a bike trailer or backpack to load down with books. Also, please be prompt. It takes a few minutes to load the books and (wo)man the troops!  
  • Wear a helmet! We are trying to set a good example for the children and if they don’t protect their brain when they ride, they won’t be reading any books.
  • We’ll arrive at the school hopefully around 9 and be greeted outside by all the kids. Definitely interact, give high fives and show off your bicycle! I’ll give a very quick speech to the kids and we all take the Ride for Reading pledge.
  • We will bring bikes inside the school to park in the gym so you don’t have to worry about locking it up.
  • We distribute books in the cafeteria. The first lunch for the children starts at 10:50 so we hope to have each class come through to pick up 3 books per student to keep before first lunch starts. Help the kids pick out books! Teachers also get to keep 5 books for their classroom if they ask you.
  • You can take pictures/video with the children and we encourage this; however, please don’t photo any child wearing a bright pink “no picture” label. This is very important.
  • If you have to leave due to work or any other obligations, that is perfectly fine to leave early. We anticipate being out by 11:30 at the latest. All leftover books will be loaded into the cars (or back in your bags) and if you can stay, ride them over to a different elementary school in need that is TBD but will be close. That will take an additional 30-45 minutes and there is no interaction with kids at that school.
  • We’ll have women on our team lead rides back to Turin following the delivery to the 1st school and also over to the additional elementary school so you can arrive to your car/destination safely whichever option you choose.
  • Bring layers. It’s Colorado so it could rain, snow, sleet, hail or have unicorns fall from the sky. We want you to be comfortable during the delivery. Also, bring water and a snack just in case. It’s a 9 mile bike ride so you’ll probably be hungry and thirsty on your way home.
  • Want to learn more about Ride for Reading? Watch this video about the experience.
  • There’s a chance we’ll be featured on the news. Just a heads up because we get press every year we deliver!
  • If you think a friend would enjoy this ride, then please send them the registration link!
I’ll go over all of this again the day of the event. The main thing you should focus on is to just have fun, meet new people, and give back to your community. We couldn’t do this delivery without your help and are so excited to ride with you!
 
Ithuteng (forever learning)
Rachel Scott
@missbikesalot

2014 Ride for Reading Drop Box Locations

Vail Daily
40780 U.S. Highway 6 and 24, Avon, CO 81620

Dominion Voting Systems
1201 18th Street, Suite 210, Denver, CO 80202

Wheat Ridge Cyclery
Address: 7085 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone:(303) 424-3221

Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters
Address: 29017 Hotel Way # 101-C, Evergreen, CO 80439
Phone:(303) 674-6737

HearthFire Books
Address: 1254 Bergen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 80439
Phone:(303) 670-4549

Mountain Books
Address: 25797 Conifer Rd, Conifer, CO 80433
Phone:(303) 838-4096

Community College of Denver Dept. Of Dental Hygiene
1062 akron way bldg 753
Denver CO 80230

First Western Trust
Denver
Boulder
DTC
Fort Collins

Bicycle Village
Colorado Springs
Aurora
Littleton
Westminster
Boulder

Quick Left
902 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Endorphin

City Park
3170 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

Ryders
3115 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Lowry
7555 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230

SOBO Yoga
Unit 201
2700 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113

Spine One
8500 Park Meadows Dr.
Suite 200
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Kinetic Fitness Studio
2624 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, Co 80206

Pain Solutions
Lee Carman
7120 E. Orchard Rd.
Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80111

Fast Lab
Kathy Zawadski
7120 E. Orchard Rd.
Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80111

Pilates of Cherry Creek
100 Garfield St.
Suite 200
Denver, Co 80206
www.pilatesofcherrycreek.com

Be the change you wish to see—2.0 Challenges YOU

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Another great post from the newly crowned Cat 3, Amanda Cyr. Maybe you shouldn’t have gotten that “4 4 Life” tattoo? There’s something in this post for everyone, so enjoy because these are the best years of your life. Go make the most of it!

When I was in high school (just a couple of years ago) people would come up to me constantly to tell me how “these are the greatest years of your life and make sure you do ____ and don’t do ____ and this is how you should _____.”  The only thing I remember from high school is acne, trying to fit in, drinking Boones Farm out of a Sonic Route 44 cup, and listening to “Tiny Dancer” on repeat.  I don’t consider those super awkward years to be the best years of my life.  They definitely served their wallflower purpose but I wouldn’t call them “the best years” by any means… I mean who really loves holding their friends hair while they return the wine spritzer they bummed off of you onto your Converse?

While in college people had more pearls of wisdom about how “these are the greatest years of your life and make sure you do _____ and don’t do _____ and this is how you should ______”.  Wanna know what I remember from college?  Acne, trying to fit in, drinking PBR, and listening to “Tiny Dancer” on repeat.  BTW, I would also not call these years “the best.”  Sure I went to a great school (GO GATORS) and made great memories but again who cherishes holding another friends hair while they ralph the last round of beer pong onto your Tevas?

Last weekend I got the pleasure of volunteering for the BRAC women’s clinic.  50 women came seeking bike skills, information, and ultimately other friendly females to ride with.  It was an awesome day of cornering, cackling, and camaraderie.  This past Friday, I got the pleasure of being a part of another way to give back.  Our team hosted its Ride for Reading book delivery where nearly 3,000 books were delivered by bike to two lower income elementary schools in Denver.  Another incredible day getting to give back to the community in a practical and yet hugely important way.  And then Saturday at Wheels of Thunder I got to give back in yet another way.  I was able to help strategize, encourage, cheer, congratulate, high five, and share in the excitement with all the new cat4’s who rocked their first race!

All of those people from high school and college were wrong.  THESE are the best years of my life.  I am getting to play a small role in something that is making a difference.  Women’s cycling is growing.  Women’s cycling is giving back.  Women’s cycling is changing.  There is a new tide rolling in and it is good.  More hands helping out in the community that we ride through, within the community of fellow riders, and within the community of future racers.

It is a very exciting time to be involved in women’s racing from the jazzed up Junior level to the nervous newbie Masters racer.  Be warned though blog post reader: people are watching us and our words and actions make huge imprints on the future of our sport and community.  I am sure we have all had some less than friendly moments in races where people were just *#$#(*&$ and then we reacted or thought negatively about racing because of it.  Good news though, it doesn’t have to be that way.  We can change the vibe and perception that is out there.  There is new blood that wants to make racing accessible and fun for every woman that comes out to play.  We all work hard and we want to do our very best.  We can do those things while remaining good people and helping each other… don’t ya think?

I want to help women’s cycling grow but need your help.  Come play and let’s be the change we want to see.  I promise I will even hold your hair after a TT while you purge all the lactic acid build up onto my bike shoes.

Vive la revolution y allez allez allez!

2013 Ride for Reading Drop Off Locations

Bike Source

Various Locations

Boulder

Quick Left – 902 Pearl Street

Breckenridge

FirstBank, Breckenridge Branch – (N. Park/9 & Ski Hill Rd)
200 Ski Hill Road

Denver

9-news – 500 E Speer Blvd

Transamerica Building – 303 E 17th Ave

Downtown Denver YMCA – 25 E 16th Ave

Community College of Denver Department of Dental Hygiene – 111 Havana Street

Campus Cycles – 2102 S. Washington St.

Frisco

FirstBank, Frisco Branch – (N. Ten Mile Dr. & Hwy. 9)
960 N. Ten Mile Dr

Golden

4 U Mini Mart – 15750 S Golden Rd Ste B

Lakewood

Campus Cycles – 7310 West Colfax Avenue

Silverthorn

FirstBank, Silverthorn Branch – (I-70 & US Hwy 6)
160 U.S. Highway 6

Westminster

Polycom – 1765 W 121st Ave. #100

 

2013 National Ride for Reading Week Announcement!

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Things get better with age-like our third annual Ride for Reading delivery! Join Naked Women’s Racing for National Ride for Reading Week! See below for a quick synopsis of what Ride for Reading week is all about. 

NEW for this year: We challenge YOU to lead a Ride for Reading delivery in YOUR CITY! If we can get 5 new cities on board, then we will donate $250 to Ride for Reading on behalf of the Naked Women’s Cycling team.

What: Colorado-based women’s competitive cycling team Naked Women’s Racing will deliver thousands of donated children’s books by bicycle to Smith Elementary School Friday, May 10 for National Ride for Reading Week. Naked Women’s Racing partnered with the charity Ride for Reading, a 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 10 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: Smith Elementary School located at 3590 Jasmine Street Denver, CO 80207 

Meeting Location: Parking lot of 9NEWS located at 500 E. Speer Blvd

Bike Route: Our bike route will be doable by any person of any fitness level on any bike! We assure you, so please join us.

How to Register to Volunteer:  

Eventbrite - Ride for Reading 2013 Delivery

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 Quick Left to Attn: Rachel Scott, 902 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

How can my business become a drop box location? Simple! Email us at info [at] nakedwomenracing.com 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 8.5 x 11 RfR_Poster_2013.

Are you a member of the media and want to publish this story? If you are a member of the media, feel free to publish any of this information here. 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 (info [at] nakedwomenracing.com) and a team representative will get back to you immediately. 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 HEREIncludes recap, images and video from last year’s delivery. We had so many books that we got to do an impromptu delivery to two schools last year!

See what Ride for Reading is all about below:

Ride for Reading Thank You’s from the Kids

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What a pleasure it was to deliver books to Barrett Elementary for National Ride for Reading Week back in May. The children, principal and teachers were wonderful to work with and all were very thankful. But following the delivery and final follow up reporting to Ride for Reading, Barrett became a fond memory. We were knee deep into planning for next year’s delivery on May 10, 2013.

But we got to relive that delivery recently when all the children wrote thank you notes to our team and fellow bicycle delivery men and women. We wanted to share with you some of these notes. Hopefully, we made a positive impression on these young children and they will remember how great cyclists are!

Ride for Reading Thank You's

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If you want to be a part of Ride for Reading and create an impact in your part of the country, feel free to email us or Ride for Reading with any questions on getting started.

Reading, Riding, Racing and Rubbin’ Elbows

More pictures coming very soon! Thank you Peter!

In lieu of writing several separate blog postings, we figured we’d just share a team email from the busy weekend. Give you an insiders view of our team culture. 

Hi all,

Just wanted to say thank you for everything over the weekend and leading up to it. It was a very exhausting weekend I’m sure for all of you, and I apologize for all the emails leading up to this team weekend. Vera, Joan and I appreciate your patience and responsiveness. It helped make our team weekend a success. Now that it’s over, we can focus on racing a bit!

I wanted to recap what we accomplished this weekend and brag a bit about how ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and AWESOME our team is.

With your help:

*we collected over 2500 books over a two month period and donated them via 30+ bicycles to two schools in need, got GREAT publicity for our sponsors and Ride for Reading, forged a new partnership with the Bike Depot to donate a book to every child who receives a bicycle, received $125 in donations for Ride for Reading (thanks Ingrid and anonymous volunteers!), and even have next year’s school and date tentatively picked out (Smith Elementary and Friday, May 10, 2012). AND I’m pretty sure we hosted the largest Ride for Reading delivery to date across the nation! See pics from our delivery HERE.

*we had an excellent showing at the Wheels of Thunder crit. Amanda Cyr led Sharon out to a third place podium spot, the 1/2 girls all worked hard and I was able to stay rested for the sprint to a 2nd place spot, Kat finished with the lead pack in the Cat 3 race, Renee got a third place podium spot in the 45+, and Berta raced TWICE (P1/2 and the 35+). We had representation in every women’s category out there except 55+ which we could not do anyway (but if we could I’m sure we would!). I believe our 1/2 team will now be in first place for the Rocky Mountain Road Cup after the weekend, which is one of our goals for the season. In addition to racing, Joan and Susan mentored the Cat 4’s in this race, along with veteran racer Anne Lannan. Thank you for your time to do this!

Great pictures from Sportifimages.com. Click the image to see more from the SW1-2 Wheels of Thunder Crit.

*we hosted the first Heels on Wheels pub crawl despite the rain and had a blast! We brought nearly 35 people together. Actually, Megan is responsible for bringing half of those folks:) It was a great time and we’ll receive proceeds to our team from that event as well. I’m all for another one this summer when it’s guaranteed to be sunny and at least 70.

Click the photo to view all our great shots from Peter Adamkovics.

*unfortunately, the Boulder Canyon shoot for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic was canceled last minute, but thank you to those who were still trying to participate. If anything changes with this, I’ll let you know. We are working on back up dates with the videographer.

Compete against the Naked Women's Race Team up Boulder Canyon!

*thank you for making pictures painless, especially on Mother’s Day. They are great, and I’m still shocked we got everyone on their way in an hour. You’ll be happy with them; we look fabulous. There’s a teaser on Facebook, and we’ll have them up on our team site soon. Thank you Peter!! We had everyone together with the exception of Marisa, whom you will meet next weekend at the Superior Morgul. We’re excited to race with her if we can keep up!

More pictures coming very soon! Thank you Peter!

You ladies rock and I want you to know it. I’m very thankful to have you as teammates. You are all great representatives to the sport of women’s cycling. Thank you.

Rachel Scott

Ride for Reading 2012: Book Drop Locations

Wondering where you can drop off your books in the Denver or Boulder area for the Ride for Reading delivery? Wonder no more! Visit one of these fine establishments to drop off your books. Check back often as this page will be updated almost daily with new locations!

Denver

ENVIRON International   •   303 East 17th Avenue

TriBella Women’s Multisport   •  1060 Bannock Street

Kaiser Permanente   •  Arapahoe Medical Offices. 5555 East Arapahoe Rd. Littleton, CO 80122. Please drop books off in the Administrative Assistant Office

Kaiser Permanente   •  Englewood Medical Offices. 2955 South Broadway Englewood, CO 80113. Please drop books off in the Administrative Assistant Office

Kaladi Brothers Coffee   •  1730 East Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210

Cycleton   •   7480 E 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80238
St. Herman Orthodox Church   •   991 W. Prentice Ave., Littleton, CO
Dominion Voting Systems   •   1201 18th Street, Ste 210, Denver, CO (above Old Spaghetti Factory)
Green Shirt   •   2200 W 29th Ave  Denver, CO 80211

LoHi Athletic Club   •   2010 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Little Man Ice Cream    •   2620 16th Street, Denver, CO 80211

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 Salon & Day Spa: Nhi Nguyen/Manicurist     •   2118 S Hudson St., Denver, CO 80222  720-341-0888

Acupuncture Plus    •    Carol LeCroy 930 Logan St. Denver, CO 80203 303-832-5279

Pain Solutions    •   Lee Carman 7120 E. Orchard Rd. Suite 300 Centennial, CO 80111 303-243-5180

Peak to Peak Training    •   7120 E. Orchard Rd. Suite 300 Centennial, CO 80111 and 7310 W. Colfax Denver, CO 80214 303-913-3954

Erol’s Tailoring    •  314 Columbine St. Denver, CO 80206 303-377-2400

Qi- Lowry Studio    •  7555 E. Academy Ave. Denver, CO 80230 303-593-1593 or 303-993-4041

Qi Ryders    •  3170 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 303-593-1593 or 303-993-4041

Golden

Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado   •  1010 Washington Avenue, Suite 200

Colorado Mountain Club   •  710 10th Street, Suite 200

Boulder

Quick Left, Inc.  •  902 Pearl Street (at 9th and Pearl), Boulder, CO 80302

FlatIron Athletic Club  •  505 Thunderbird Court East, Boulder, CO

Weathervane Contracting  •   2575 Park Lane, Lafayette, CO 80026

Polycom, Inc  •  1765 W 121st Ave Ste 100, Westminster, CO 80234

Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch Community Association  •   9568 University Boulevard

Event Networks  •  1805 Shea Center Drive, Suite 280, Highlands Ranch, 80129

Ride for Reading 2012 Information

Book Delivery photo

It’s that time again! Join Naked Women’s Racing powered by TriBella for National Ride for Reading Week! See below for a quick synopsis of what Ride for Reading week is all about.

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: