Holiday Donations from Triangle Velo

Triangle Velo is proud to announce two new donations to local organizations this holiday season. These donations include a follow-on donation to Triangle Spokes Group, and a new donation to Riding for Focus, a project in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District. Our donations:

$2,000 to Triangle Spokes Group (https://www.trianglespokesgroup.org/ ).  This group provides bikes (w/ helmet) to children in the Triangle delivered through the Salvation Army.  We increased the TV donation this year to achieve Silver Sponsor status. They were able to provide 500 bikes this year.  This group could not have been more gracious for our help!

$1,000 to the Riding for Focus program at Culbreth Middle School (Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District).  Riding for Focus is sponsored by a national non-profit group founded in 2014 under the name Specialized Foundation, but recently renamed Outride.  The program is designed to introduce students to cycling’s positive effects, with a particular emphasis on supporting students with learning differences like ADHD.  The Culbreth program is led by Billy Giblin.  Their program is getting kids riding bikes before and after school trying to channel a lot of their extra energy and help them focus. Through the Specialized grant, they were able to procure 15 bikes and helmets.  The bikes are set up as a loaner program for the kids.  What we provided was funding for them to get winter cycling gear like clothing (gloves, tights, socks, base layers, etc.) and front/rear riding lights.  These will be disbursed to the kids on an economic needs basis.