Almost 20% there!
First of all, a big thanks to all of you who helped launch our campaign with pledges in the first 3 days! We still have a long way to go but all the support really means a lot to us.
Second, be sure to follow us on Facebook by clicking "Like" and "Share". We will be announcing the remaining letters of the book each day starting on Wednesday and continuing through the end of the campaign.
Finally, we want to announce our decision to add a philanthropy component to our campaign. Since this project is all about helping to grow cycling, we will be donating $1 dollar for each backer to the People for Bikes coalition. People for Bikes shares our simple goal of growing cycling with a powerful message that is right up our alley:
"We ride for fun. We ride for fitness. We ride to get from here to there, to free ourselves from the daily grind, and to make our world a better place through bikes. Sometimes we ride for no reason at all. We ride because we love how riding a bike creates a cool breeze on a still morning and how, after a long day at work, hopping on a bike makes us feel like the day has only begun. We ride so that our kids can enjoy the simple pleasure of two-wheeled adventures around the neighborhood. We ride to make familiar places new again. But mostly, we ride because it’s fun."
While the small financial contribution to People for Bikes will be nice, we want to use our campaign to help build awareness of the coalition more than anything. Be sure to click on the link and add your name to the growing list of Americans who stand up and tell our elected leaders that cycling is important to you.
Thanks for coming along for the ride and getting more kids out of the house and onto their bikes!
Scott and Jannine