Through its Pedaling to Health Initiative, Triangle Velo is committed to helping organizations promoting bicycling and bicycle racing and helping fight childhood obesity. Since the organization was formed in 2010, Triangle Velo has donated more than $8,000 to a variety of organizations.
Here is a list of some of the organization’s donations:
Spoke ‘n Revolutions: $125 in 2015
Spoke ‘n Revolutions Youth Cycling (SnR) is a youth leadership program designed to inspire high potential youth from risk filled environments to pursue personal success, to prepare them for leadership roles in their community, work, and college while motivating them to be role models for others.
Team CBC Bicycling Team: $1,000 in 2015 and $500 in 2014
Team CBC is a non-profit bicycling club that trains cyclists to participate in the annual Bike MS event held in New Bern, North Carolina. The club, whose primary sponsor is the Carolina Brewing Company, is dedicated to fighting multiple sclerosis “One pint at a time.”
CORA North Chatham Backpack Program: $500 in 2016, $1,000 in 2015, $500 in 2014, $1,150 in 2013 and $1,000 in 2012
The North Chatham Backpack Program provides healthy lunches to children from low-income households during weekends, when they do not receive lunch at school. The program is administered through the Chatham OutReach Alliance (CORA) .
Town of Carroboro – Bicycle Repair Stand and Pump: $1,083 in 2016
Triangle Velo partnered with the Town of Carroboro to purchase a Duro Bicycle Repair Stand and Pump for Wilson Park, which is a prime launching point for many of the group rides in the Triangle area.
Fill the Boot for Ridge
Several members of Triangle Velo deviated from one of the area’s standing rides in December 2015 to donate to the White Cross and Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department’s “Fill the Boot for Ridge” fundraising event. The funds went to help with the medical costs for a boy fighting a brain tumor.
Durham School for Creative Studies Cycling Team: $1,000 in 2014
Team SCS is the first USA Cycling registered middle and high school cycling team in the U.S. The team, formed in 2013, is designed to introduce students to the sport of bicycle racing.
Constellation Cycling: $135 in 2014 and $182 in 2013
Constellation Cycling is an amateur cycling team known for its support of junior cycling and its commitment to developing the next generation of bicycle racers. This donation supported a series of free race-clinics for junior cyclocross racers.
Triangle Spokes Group: $560 in 2016, 2015 and 2013
Triangle Spokes Group raises money to deliver new bicycles and helmets to under-privileged children in the triangle. In 2013, the organization donated a total of 550 bikes and helmets.
Kestrel Heights Charter School (Alternative Sports Programs): $1500 in 2012
Kestrel Heights Charter School located in Durham, N.C. Our donation was directed toward the school’s alternative sports programs, including a mountain bicycling program.
North Carolina Children’s Hospital: $250 in 2011
The North Carolina Children’s Hospital is part of UNC Health Care and provides care to more than 2.3 million children across the state.