Last Fall we were excited to receive a call from Cynthia Weisinger of the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club to give us the heads up that we had been selected as the recipient of their 2013 Cranksgiving fundraiser. They were going to use the event to purchase a new fleet of bikes for their Kids Trips program and wanted to donate the lovingly used fleet that was being replaced. This generous donation will help us increase capacity and enable us to expand the reach of our programs.
Collaborating with the Austin Ridge Riders is is also a great fit for us. They are great at what they do and Rick Chevrie has their monthly Kid Trips program dialed. They are a very active club with lots of members who give tons of volunteer hours maintaining our trails around Central Texas and also providing a supportive forum for novice cyclists, male and female, to try out mounting biking. Plus, we had already had students from our Boys and Girls Club Earn-A-Bike program go on a Kids Trip last Summer.
Thanks again Cynthia, Rick and the entire Austin Ridge Riders membership of this generous gift and we look forward with working with you more in the future months and years to come!