Funding will support bicycle safety education and represents a more than threefold increase from previous philanthropic giving to Bicycle Colorado
DENVER — Team Evergreen Cycling, the oldest and largest bicycle club in Colorado, recently granted Bicycle Colorado $50,000 to support their longstanding efforts to improve bicyclist safety and accessibility.
Bicycle Colorado, Colorado’s statewide advocacy organization focused on making Colorado a better, safer place to ride a bike, will use funding from Team Evergreen to support existing educational programming including Learn to Ride lessons for new riders of all ages, Safe Routes to School support for youth, Basic Bike Mechanics, and Confident Commuting courses. Funding will also support a new program in development called SHIFT Driving™, an interactive and digital supplemental driver’s education course to make our roads safer for everyone who uses them.
“We’re so grateful for the support of the great folks at Team Evergreen,” says Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado’s executive director. “They’ve donated generously to nonprofits–including ours–for years, but taking their support of our work to the next level is a game changer for bicyclists and their safety statewide.”
“Bicycle Colorado supports cyclists, and we want more cyclists on the road,” says Jen Barbour, executive director of Team Evergreen Cycling. “Supporting these fantastic new and existing programs was an easy decision for us, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Bicycle Colorado’s education season kicks off in the spring, and more details will be available soon regarding SHIFT Driving™.