News Release: Community Cycling Center celebrates 18th Annual Holiday Bike Drive with a Sneak Peek party
Over 375 children to receive bicycles, helmets, and safety education
November 25, 2013– Portland, Ore. – In December, over 375 children from underserved communities will convene at Legacy Emanuel Hospital with their families to receive bicycles, helmets, and safety education at the Community Cycling Center’s 18th annual Holiday Bike Drive.
The Cycling Center invites the public to celebrate this event in advance at the Holiday Bike Drive Sneak Peek – a fundraising party – on Wednesday, December 4th, at their bike shop. Snack on tasty treats and drinks from Via Chicago, New Seasons, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. Guests will receive up to 25% off on new parts and accessories while at the party. During the event, one family will share how bicycles have changed their lives after the mother and two children earned bikes in three of Community Cycling Center’s programs: Create a Commuter, Bike Club, and the Holiday Bike Drive.
What: Holiday Bike Drive Sneak Peek – fundraising party (Facebook event page)
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Community Cycling Center bike shop, 1700 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211
About the Holiday Bike Drive
Since the Holiday Bike Drive’s inception in 1995, the Community Cycling Center’s work of broadening access to bicycling has empowered over 7,400 children in Portland with bicycles. Over the course of this year, 500 volunteers have dedicated more than 5,000 hours to clean and refurbish bicycles donated by generous community members.
On the day of the event, over 250 volunteers will guide each child through a series of bike safety lessons while helping children choose the bicycles of their dreams. Volunteer interpreters help create an inclusive and welcoming event by translating the experience into Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and other languages spoken by participants and their families.
The Community Cycling Center invites the media to attend this festive, community-building event.
What: The 18th Annual Holiday Bike Drive
When: We cannot publish the date and time of the Holiday Bike Drive before the event. Please contact Melinda Musser at [email protected] to receive this information ahead of time. We welcome media to attend this event.
Where: Legacy Emanuel Hospital atrium, 501 N. Graham, Portland, OR 97227
Park in LOT 2, which is directly across from the Atrium.
About the Community Cycling Center
The Community Cycling Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 that helps people access their community by bicycle. We partner with communities on neighborhood-based projects and programs. We believe that all Portlanders, regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background, should have the opportunity to choose healthy, active transportation.