How old were you when you first learned to ride a bike? You remember it, right? The unsteady balance that gave way to confident, no-holds-barred pedaling. The sun on your face and the wind making your shirt sleeves flutter. The newfound independence. While you were off building memories, you probably weren't thinking about how bike riding also builds muscle mass.
It probably never entered your mind that taking a spin could sharpen your focus and develop your strength both inside and out, leading to better performance at school.
But the harsh reality is that many children living at or below the poverty line don’t have access to a bike. They don’t get to experience those same benefits others have been fortunate enough to have.
During Bike to Work Week (May 17-21, 2021) and ahead of Bike to Work Day 2021, we’ve asked our teams to take selfies of themselves on their bikes. For every submitted selfie, we will donate one bike through the Bikes for Kids Foundation.
And we’d love for other companies to join in on the opportunity to give!
Ask your company to join in on donate a bike on your behalf
Download the email to send them!
Capture your journey to work (the funnier the photo, the more likely we feature) and share it with us
Your company donates a bike through the Bikes for Kids Foundation
A kid in need gets to experience the amazing feeling of riding their own bike
So take some inspiration from the photos below, send your company proof that you biked to work, and ask them to help bring a bike to a kid in need! And don’t forget to share your photo with us!
69% of all elementary school children live below the poverty level. Most have never experienced the excitement of a bicycle. YOU can change that!Bikes for Kids Foundation has impacted over 61,000 economically disadvantaged children since 2002. Our focus is to provide character building books and classroom instruction while rewarding the student’s reading and completed essay with a bike and helmet. With the support of sponsors from across the United States, we have impacted Title 1 students in hundreds of underserved elementary schools. It is our intention to dramatically expand our presence to every classroom in the country. We do this with thanks to the generous support of corporations and individuals seeking to serve those in need in their communities.
Use the below email to get your agency to support this!
Hi [Agency leader],
Friday, May 21, is National Bike to Work Day! It’s usually a pretty big sustainability effort across the country, but since many of us are still working from home, biking to work can’t really happen this year. Or maybe it can…
I ran across this initiative where an agency is donating a bike for each of their employees that “bikes” to work in a creative way. I’d love to participate and wanted to see if [your agency] would support me and do the same thing! All we have to do is share with you and them that we biked to work and you agree to donate a bike to the Bike for Kids Foundation.
What do you think? You can see their initiative at https://bikeforkids.itsyall.com.
Share your photo with us and we'll add it to the site!