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The Tour De Fat is once again coming to Nashville! Come to one of the biggest cycling events in Nashville, oil your chains and don your capes, crowns, tutus, and whatever you would like to wear! This year’s event is even bigger and better than ever!
*10:00 BIKE PARADE (departs at 11:00) and remember the donations for this go directly to Ride for Reading!
* 11:00 Main Stage – Scot Nery Show
* 12:30 Honeymoon Cabaret Show
* 1:14 Slow Ride Competition
* 1:33 Best Live Music Ever
* 2:12 Stunt Pepper Dance Contest
* 2:44 Super …
The South’s Most Delicious Mountain Bike Race is scheduled for 2013!
Dirt, Guts and Doughnuts V will be held on October 12, 2013. Can you believe it? FIVE years of DGD!
Dirt, Guts, & Doughnuts is unlike any other MTB race that you will ever do! This unique race held consists of an 10 mile race course on one of Middle Tennessee’s best trails, Lock 4 in Gallatin, TN. Along the race route you will encounter 2 Krispy Kreme Doughnut stands. If you choose to stop and indulge, you will receive a …
UPDATE: THANK YOU so much to everyone who contributed to our first ever annual giving campaign! With your help (and YOU know who you are!!), we raised $5,500 during Bike Month to help keep our mission alive and growing. We can’t do it without you!
Did you get left out? It’s ok! The annual campaign is over, but you can donate to Ride for Reading anytime. Our fundraiser button still works while we transition back to an everyday donation page. You can still bump that figure higher!
In the last five years Ride for …
Confirmed Delivery Locations for 2013!
1. Nashville, TN
2. Denver, CO
3. Boulder, CO
4. Las Vegas, NV
5. Fort Collins, CO
6. Fairview, TN
7. Philadelphia, PA
8. Rancho Cordova, CA
9. Minneapolis, Minnesota
10. Cincinnati, OH
11. Irvine, CA
12. Grand Rapids, MI
13. Knoxville, TN
14. Tuscon, AZ
15. Collinsville, IL
16. Atlanta, GA
17. Flagstaff, AZ
18. College Park, MD
19. Phoenix, AZ
20. Tempe, AZ
Bring our mission to your city!
We are back for our second annual national Ride for Reading week! In 2012 we had 11 cities sign-up to host their own Ride for Reading book delivery via …
We are ecstatic to announce our new partnership with The Tennessean! They have graciously donated the first 12 obsolete paper distribution boxes that we will be turning into new book donation boxes and possibly Little Free Libraries. We will be looking for volunteers who are willing to help paint and transform these boxes into Ride for Reading book boxes. Please stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to help us transform these amazing boxes…
We have been hoping the cat wouldn’t get out of the bag, but we are proud to announce that we will be having a professional mountain biking team in 2o13! With much hard work and the support of many, Dejay Birtch will be wearing Ride for Reading colors in his international mountain bike ventures. He will not only be focusing on getting to the top of the podium, he will serve as an ambassador of Ride for Reading. As he travels from race to race, he will be furthering our …
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Better World Books! Starting immediately, they are going to be donating a book to Ride for Reading every time we donate a book to a child. They are also supporting all of the participating cities for our National Ride for Reading Week 2013!
Better World Books (www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise and a global
e-retailer providing products and information to socially conscious consumers. Better World
Books collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with
a donation, book for book, and …
Come join the fun and help us deliver book to Ross Elementary School on Friday, February 8, 2013. We will be leaving from Inglewood Library (4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216) at Noon! The route will be about 6 miles each way with rolling hills. Like all of our deliveries, this is a no drop ride and we will ride as fast as the last rider. As always, you must HAVE A HELMET TO RIDE.
We will be bringing an amazing pledge from our friends at Cyclofemme and Girl Bike Love …
We are ecstatic how 2013 has begun! We had almost 30 cyclists show up on January 11, 2013 on a warm 70 degree day to deliver books to Caldwell Elementary School. We set off on a nicely 7 mile ride to the school which included several significant climbs. As we approached the school cheers and excitement from the children could be heard for blocks! When we arrived to the school we were greeted by 250+ students screaming with excitement. We talked to them about why we were there and then …