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Bring our mission to your city in 2014!

We are back for our third annual national Ride for Reading week from May 5th-11th, 2014!  In 2013we had 20 cities sign-up to host their own Ride for Reading book delivery via bicycle.  During this week over 350 volunteers donated over 10,000 books to children via bicycle in low-income areas!  Like last year, we are looking for cyclists around the country (ideally world) who would like to make a difference in the lives on low-income children through cycling in their cities!

However, the process is as easy as…

 1. Choose and coordinate with a low-income area school
2. Collect books
3. Sort the books
4. Organize volunteer cyclists.
5 Deliver the books to children via bicycle.
For more information and to receive our “How To” packet email us at info@rideforreading.org!
Once you confirm your city, we will send you a nice delivery starter kit!

One lucky volunteer will take home this 2014 Fat Tire Cruiser donated By New Belgium Brewing!

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2014 National Ride for Reading Participating Cities

  • 1.  Nashville, TN
    2-3.  Denver, CO
    4.  Edwardsville, IL
    5.  Grand Rapids, MI
    6.  New York, NY
    7.  Murfreesboro, TN
    8.  Chattanooga, TN
    9-10.  Fort Collins, CO
    11-14.  Carson City, NV
    15-19.  Phoenix, AZ
    20.  Knoxville, TN
    21.  Tulsa, OK
    22.  Philadelphia, PA
    23.  Durango, CO
  • 24.  Reno, NV
  • 25.  Sparks, NV
  • 26.  Washoe County, NV
  • 27-33 Memphis, TN
  • 33-34. Huntsville, AL
  • 35. Eureka, CA
  • 36.  The Plains, OH
  • 37.  Encinitas, CA
  • 38-42.  Tucson, AZ
  • 43.  Alpine, TX
  • 44. Rapid City, ND
  • 45. Atlanta, GA
  • 46.  Cincinnati, OH
  • 47. Fairview, TN
  • 48-51. Tullahoma, TN
  • 52. Fort Davis, TX

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8 Comments »

  • Ride for Reading 2012 Information | TriBella Racing said:

    [...] that time again! Join Naked Women’s Racing pb TriBella for National Ride for Reading Week! See below for a quick synopsis of what Ride for Reading week is all [...]

  • Nashville Rally said:

    I hope this is a great turnout! I will help to promote it with a post on my website. Is there a facebook event page for this event?

  • Mathew (author) said:

    There is! Just search Ride for Reading Week 2012! Thanks for your offer to help.

  • Dave McDonough said:

    Matt,
    Talking it up out here in SoCAL. I work in Irvine. How can I help??
    Enjoyed riding with you over the Holidays, will you make it to Irvine??
    Dave

  • Tuesdays with Dirty: Drunkcyclist is for the Children said:

    [...] like riding their bike? If you think this is something you might want to do in your area, National Ride for Reading Week is a great place to start.Their goal is to have 25 cities participate this year and I see no [...]

  • 2013 National Ride for Reading Week Announcement! | Naked Women's Racing said:

    [...] 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 [...]

  • 12 Days Of Charitable Giving: Ride For Reading - Forbes said:

    […] Get on a bike! One of largest events for the organization is National Ride for Reading Week. This occurs every year for one week in May (which is also National Bike Month). During this week, the organization asks volunteers around the country to organize and host a book delivery via bicycle in their own city. So far, in 2014, the following cities are hosting a ride: Nashville, TN; Denver, CO; Edwardsville, IL; Grand Rapids, MI; New York, NY; Murfreesboro, TN; Chattanooga, TN; Fort Collins, CO; Carson City, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Knoxville, TN; Tulsa, OK; Philadelphia, PA; and Durango, CO. To find out how to add your city to the list, read more here. […]

  • Tyson Lawrence said:

    We will be delivering books to Maynard Elementary school in Knoxville, TN on May 9th, 2014. If you are in the area, we’d love for you to join us. We will be meeting at Market Square (downtown)at noon on Friday and biking about 1/2 mile to Maynard.
    Hope to see you there.
    Ty

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