Roll it Forward - NYCC Announces Awards for Cycling Organizations

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Roll it Forward!

For Immediate Release, 6/5/22
 
New York Cycle Club announces ten $500 Roll It Forward! awards to organizations whose work furthers cycling and helps to diversify the cycling community. 
 
On 6/1/22, New York Cycle Club made ten Roll It Forward! awards of $500 to local organizations as part of its mission to further cycling and increase diversity in the cycling community.  The 2022 RIF! award recipients are:
 
34th Ave Open Streets Coalition’s mission is utilize the 34th Avenue Open Street as an outdoor community center and micro-mobility corridor.  The RIF! award will be used to fund its Friday Family Bike Rides so the youngest riders learn quickly and start pushing their parents to ride further! 
 
Adapt Ability provides custom adaptive bicycles for children with special needs.  The RIF! award will fund AdaptAbility 4Ride that allows families free use of adaptive bicycles for the purpose of increasing mobility, therapy, exercise—or just for a fun day in the park!
 
Bike Tarrytown campaigns include Broadway+Route 119 to implement bike-ped infrastructure connecting the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to the Old Croton Aqueduct and North-South County Trailway.
 
Black Girls Do Bike, NYC seeks to grow and support a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling.  Its projects include the Very Pink October Breast Cancer awareness ride and helping to coordinate the NYC Harlem Skyscraper children’s race and ride clinic on Juneteenth (June 19).
 
Central Park Medical Unit has provided free life-saving emergency medical care in-and-around NYC's Central Park since 1975.
 
InTandem Cycling provides cycling programs to people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities.
 
Long Island Streets advocates for safer, more accessible streets through education and advocacy at the local, county, and state level. 
 
OutCycling is an LGBTQ+ cycling network for everyone.   The RIF! award will help fund its Fearless Flyers Youth Cycling Program which teaches youth ages 16-25 cycling and leadership skills and provides graduates a free bike and safety equipment. 
 
Ride Up Grades creates diversity in cycling by breaking down the financial barriers to coaching and access to equipment. The RIF! award will be used to support mechanics and coaching staff during their Free 2 Week Bike Camp. 
 
StreetsBlog (OpenPlans.org) is THE information pipeline about governmental, political and police activity that affect cyclists! 
 
Note: RIF! was established in 2021 following the success of Escape New York in 2021 in order to further benefit the cycling community in areas through which we ride.  In addition to these awards, all charities are welcome to partner around our Escape New York ride in the fall and leverage it as an optional fundraiser. For further details, please email enyridedirector@nycc.org
 
contact: Neile Weissman, Public Relations Director, pr@nycc.org

 

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