Photo Credit: moonshineink
Biking for a Better World (BFABW) is hosting two amazing fundraisers in the next few weeks in preparation for their major Ride For Recovery event this fall. The plan is to fundraise, and ultimately make a donation of adaptive cycling equipment to the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee sometime this November.
BFABW is an amazing nonprofit based here in Tahoe. They work in conjunction with High Fives, another amazing local nonprofit organization. Recently, BFABW spokesman Jake Spero shared that the goal of Ride For Recovery is to provide assistance to athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries. By providing these athletes with access to adaptive bicycles, these athletes will have more appropriate tools to get after it in the fashion they’d like too.
Jake was also quoted as saying, “We use the power of pedaling to bring bicycles to people who need them.” “Through charity bike tours, day rides and annual events, we raise awareness and funds for communities in need of bicycles to improve their quality of life.” “Sharing our passion for the bike, we inspire and enable others to ride.”
Leading up to the main event there are two fundraisers, which fall in line after several previous successful events.
The first will take place this Saturday, Sept. 10, as the 3rd Annual Wine for Wheels Dinner and Wine Auction. The event will kick off at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn Conference Center.
The second event, a local’s favorite, will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, as the 3rd Annual Donner ‘Til You Drop Road Bike Race. This event will start at 9 a.m. with a ride from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West End Beach in Truckee.
Biking for a Better World is a group of actively committed, motivated, and visionary individuals. Earlier this summer, they hosted a mountain bike race called the BBW Burner in Tahoe City. About 30 riders turned out for the event that has been but one of several recent successful fundraising efforts. This past spring, BFABW facilitated a writing contest called Writing for Wheels. Eight students from North Tahoe Middle School won new bikes for their efforts and winning essays (one winner is highlighted in the cover shot). Jake shared, “We plan to expand this program into five local schools in the Lake Tahoe area in the spring of 2012 and award up to 50 bicycles.” Recently, BFABW hosted a slideshow showcasing a recent ride in which four members of their nonprofit rode bikes from Denver to Durango over the course of two weeks. Clearly this group is all over the place, doing whatever they can to promote and serve their positive, community based agenda.
Biking for a Better World was established in 2006 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Check out their website linked here for more info, and make plans to be in Squaw Saturday, and in Truckee in two weeks.