Foster Hope Joyride
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits | Trek Store Columbus
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:30a to 1:30p
All proceeds benefit Bike Lady, Inc. a Columbus 501(c)(3) all-volunteer charity that raises money and provides NEW bikes, helmets, and locks to Ohio foster children during the holidays. The bikes are volunteer-assembled by offenders in three different Ohio prisons. Your registration will provide one Ohio foster child a new bike this holiday season, and you'll be giving an inmate an opportunity to do a little something good. Can't attend? There is a virtual Joyride option! Let's roll.
Come ride with us and give a kid a bike!
On any given day, there are nearly 15,000 kids in foster care just in Ohio. For liability reasons, foster kids aren't allowed to do lots of kid stuff like go to private pools or jump on a trampoline. They can't go to the park alone, or attend a slumber party without their foster parent. But they can ride a bike! Foster teens cannot get a driver's licence because they can't get insurance. But they can ride a bike! A new bike provides independence, freedom, and a sense of control and ownership during a time the child is experiencing great uncertainty. And receiving a new bike is a positive lifelong childhood memory. Everyone remembers their first bike.
It's not about the speed. It's about the need.
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