Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Volunteer Bicyclists Needed for a Noble Bike Ride Next Wednesday Morning

Faster, noble wolves! The books are thawing!
Have you ever dreamed of mushing a pack of sled dogs over the Canadian Rockies to bring much-needed medical supplies to a small fur trapping outpost nestled between those magnificent peaks?

Us too! We should share our sled dog fanfic sometime. In the meantime, though, you can do something less abusive of animals and far more convenient: bike books to an elementary school!

We need volunteers to help with the Ride for Reading happening the morning of Wednesday, May 8th.

We need bicyclists to help us deliver 1,000 books to elementary school students!

Interested volunteers need to meet up at 2000 Hamilton Street next Wednesday at 7:30 AM (this is by the Fairmount Whole Foods). Bring a bike and something to carry books in (backpack, messenger bag, trailer, cargo bike, etc). We will be riding the books along a 5-mile route to Childs Elementary in South Philly.

Once arrived, there will be a short ceremony at 8:30 am at which every child will get to take home 1-2 books. It's going to be pretty much straight adorable. Interested? Contact Megan at megan@bicyclecoalition.org directly or attend our volunteer night tomorrow night from 6-7:30 pm.