Because of COVID we are increasing on-site training, internships, and job creation opportunities. Our goal for Colorado Gives Day for 2021 is to raise $20,000 to provide the first six months of salary for a shop assistant or bike mechanic that we're planning to hire soon.
"This event today was one of the coolest things I've been involved with. These people are amazing and what a great thing for our school! Thanks to all! A bike for every kid...doesn't get much better than that!"
"I love HopeCycle and my new pink bike! Thank you for making me feel special!"
-Kayla, 4th grader, Lansing Elementary
"Thank you Mr. Jon so much for my bike! I love the big tires! I'm glad I don't have to walk to school anymore and I can ride with my brother."
-Ahmed, 5th grader, McElwain Elementary
"I've always had a hard time motivating my daughter to work hard at her math, but once she found out she could earn her bike, she worked so hard in school, even in math! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for her, she won't stop smiling!"
-Parent of 4th grade student at Holm Elementary
"Before Achieve to Ride, I had to pay for motivations like popcorn parties and prizes out of my own pocket, but once you guys came and presented the program, my whole class changed! Only four of my students were meeting their reading goals before they found out they could earn a bike, helmet, lock, and safety lights, but at the end of the year only one student didn't meet their reading goal, and I know that this is because of your program! HopeCycle is such a blessing, thank you for this amazing opportunity for my students!"
-Sofia Williams, 5th grade teacher at McElwain Elementary
"Most of our families are walking families, meaning they do not own a car and have to walk to school and work or take the bus. Because of Achieve to Ride, the students who received their bikes are more than likely now the most mobile member of their family, which is huge for their freedom, development, and self-worth. Thank you HopeCycle for helping our families in such a meaningful way."
-Heather Woodward, Principal at Kenton Elementary
"I simply cannot find the words to adequately describe what an awesome and life changing event we were part of on Saturday, nor can I find the words to express my gratitiude for each of you taking time out of your weekend, and away from your own families, to support the community that we are building here at Eiber. I have said it many times, yet Saturday is just one more example of why I treasure the opportunity to work with each of you - every day. I will be hard pressed, even with pictures, to describe that event to anyone who didn't see and experience it for themselves. Saturday was about the whole child, and it felt to me as if we are really bringing together the whole village. I will never again be able to see a child on a bicycle and not remember the incredible event that we were part of yesterday. Thank you for making it a reality."
-Stacy L. Bedell, Principal at Eiber Elementary