Two new organizations added as beneficiaries
PORTLAND, OR (March 1, 2017) – BikeFlights.com is pleased to announce the expansion of Buck Up for Bikes, a successful grassroots advocacy fundraising program that is a collective effort among BikeFlights.com’s growing business, its customers and the program’s beneficiaries. Two new organizations, Trips for Kids and Little Bellas, have joined the program for 2017 while the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and the Amy D. Foundation both return as beneficiaries. BikeFlights.com has also increased its fundraising commitment for 2017 to $10,000.
“Giving back has always been important to us at BikeFlights.com,” said William Alcorn, Owner of BikeFlights.com, a bicycle shipping service for cyclists. “As our company continues to grow, we’re also growing our efforts to support the future of the sport.”
Both new Buck Up for Bikes beneficiaries work to get more young people excited about riding bikes. Between them, they create opportunities for boys and girls from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds to try the sport, learn basic skills and have fun while doing so.
“Little Bellas is thrilled to partner with BikeFlights.com to get more girls on bikes. With their Buck Up for Bikes program, we continue to expand our national reach in efforts to get more girls on bikes,” said Sabra Davison, Cofounder and Director of Little Bellas. “We are able to offer more scholarship and equipment assistance, seed new programs and ensure that our programs are affordable for all families.”
Trips for Kids Marin Executive Director Kim Baenisch said, “At Trips for Kids, we believe in the transformative power of bicycles. Our cycling programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values. Since 1988, TFK has introduced more than 172,000 underserved youth to the world of biking. TFK is thrilled to be partnering with BikeFlights.com through their amazing Buck Up for Bikes program in 2017. We are very excited and grateful for this new opportunity to work together and connect more kids to the wonderful world of biking.”