I'm biking from San Francisco to Santa Cruz to raise money for Cycles of Change!
I became a bike commuter 9 years ago and have enjoyed how my heart pumps and the City shrinks when the wheels roll under me. I'm riding to make sure others can benefit from riding a bike.
200 Reasons why I'm riding 100 miles for Cycles of Change
Over the past ten years, Cycles of Change has given away thousands of bicycles to youth and adults in the East Bay. What started as a dream and a pile of discarded bikes in a garage near Lake Merritt has evolved into an organization that is a model for creating healthy, strong communities connected to each other and the natural world.
In 2012 alone, just ONE Cycles of Change Program - the Bike Go Round - gave away 200 bicycles to low-income adults in the East Bay. That's 200 people who now have access to jobs away from major transit lines, 200 ways to exercise without paying a gym membership fee, 200 parents, immigrants, caregivers, workers, refugees, and Oakland natives who have discovered (or re-discovered) the freedom that comes from traveling by bike.
** Despite the high demand for the Bike Go Round, the program is in danger of getting cut, and we need to raise $15,000 by March 1st to save it. **
I've committed to raising $1,500 to help save the Bike Go Round. Can you help? A donation of $5, $10, or $20 will go a long way towards my goal.
If you're a Facebook user, you can also show support by saying you're "going" to this Facebook event to help get the word out about this fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/127498680749418/