Just how much they will donate depends on how many bike trips you and people on bikes throughout the nation log during the month of September. For every bike trip you log, the CLIF Bar 2 Mile Challenge will make a $1 donation to the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation (CBCEF).
By joining the ride and logging your trips, you are helping kids and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to start riding bikes to in their communities.
As the nonprofit beneficiary this September, the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation is at the forefront of making the greater Puget Sound region better for bikes. The CBCEF is hard at work on many levels, from teaching kids safe riding skills to supporting adults as they choose to bike, to encouraging businesses to be bike-friendly, to helping city governments design communities that make it easier to walk and bike.
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In 2011, the Group Health Basics of Bicycling reached 14,000 elementary school students in four school districts, teaching them the skills they need to ride safely for the rest of their lives. Basics of Bicycling is a three-week elementary school PE curriculum for third to fifth-grade students which includes classroom as well as on-bike lessons. Students learns basic traffic concepts such as stopping at stop signs and how to avoid the most common accident types such as riding out of a driveway without looking. Kids are also taught the importance of wearing a helmet
To promote safe riding in King county and the Puget Sound area, Cascade Bicycle Club sells affordable helmets at community events throughout the summer. We offer both traditional bike helmets and multisport styles in toddler through XL, for only $15 each. In 2011, CBCEF sold 2,000 helmets at low cost. For those who cannot afford to buy helmets, Cascade donates free helmets to low-income individuals, schools, community centers and non-profits in our region.
CLIF has been a longtime Cascade event sponsor, and we’re please to receive their support through the 2 Mile Challenge.
Thanks to CLIF Bar for choosing us as the September beneficiary, and THANK YOU for biking and logging your miles!