In 2012 our free programs helped more than 12,000 New Yorkers become better bicyclists! Every year we’re helping more and more people ride comfortably, confidently, and responsibly – making New York City a better, safer place to bike. You can help support our free programs by giving to Bike New York! Of course, any amount you can give will help us grow. This year we’re making it easy to see exactly where your gift will go. See some of the options below.
$50 Sponsor a Summer Camper
Open to youth ages 10-14, Bike New York’s summer Bike Camp makes it possible for more than 2,000 kids each year to enhance their bike riding skills while exploring their communities and increasing their physical activity.
$100 Sponsor a Middle School Student
Support an active after school program participant for a year! Studies show that children who ride a bike two or three times a week are less likely to be overweight. Regular exercise reduces depression and increases kids’ self-esteem. That’s why Bike New York offers five daily after school programs, introducing hundreds of middle school students to the best way to get around and get moving.
$250 Sponsor a Learn to Ride Class
Remember learning how to ride a bike? Some New Yorkers never got the chance! At every one of Bike New York’s free Learn to Ride classes about 25 of them make the jump from “non-cyclist” to “cyclist.” Kids and adults will learn how to balance and pedal a bike – a skill they’ll have for a lifetime.
$500 Sponsor a Bike New York Bike and Helmet
Provide the hardware to be used at weekend classes, summer camp, and after school activities (includes maintenance). Bike New York’s educational programming – from weekend classes to summer camp– relies on an ever expanding fleet of bicycles and helmets stored at one of our five Bicycle Education Centers. By offering loaner equipment, Bike New York eliminates a critical barrier and gets more beginners bicycling.
$1000 Sponsor a Bicycle Education Center
Expand bicycle education throughout the boroughs! This contribution will assist in the purchase of containers, bikes, locks, and equipment. Just as all New Yorkers deserve nearby park space, Bike New York believes that every community should have access to bicycle education and opportunities for physical activity. Once established, each of our Bicycle Education Centers has the potential to serve thousands of kids and adults, bringing bicycling to the masses for years.
All donations are tax deductible and any amount can help us make New York City a better, safer place to bike. Thank you for your support!
Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, and collaboration with community and government organizations. In addition to producing the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Bike New York offers free classes to the public, training for instructors, and regional rides outside NYC. We have grand plans for 2013, addressing the challenges on New York’s crowded streets and giving more people the confidence they need to enjoy cycling.
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