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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 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:

 

Successful week of volunteering and racing for TriBella Race Team

Susan, Joan and CB at the Colorado Cyclocross State Championships

Vera, Rachel and Amanda at Community Cycles Holiday Bike Giveaway

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.

For more information on TriBella Race Team, please visit tribellaracing.com. For more information on Ride for Reading, please visit rideforreading.org.