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Team Evergreen Cycling grants $50,000 to Bicycle Colorado

PRESS RELEASE – Friday, March 4, 2022 

CONTACT:

Deborah Armstrong, Director of Membership and Development, Bicycle Colorado
720.465.5785 | deborah@bicyclecolorado.org

Team Evergreen Cycling grants $50,000 to Bicycle Colorado

Funding will support bicycle safety education and represents a more than threefold increase from previous philanthropic giving to Bicycle Colorado

DENVER — Team Evergreen Cycling, the oldest and largest bicycle club in Colorado, recently granted Bicycle Colorado $50,000 to support their longstanding efforts to improve bicyclist safety and accessibility. 

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Bicycle Colorado, Colorado’s statewide advocacy organization focused on making Colorado a better, safer place to ride a bike, will use funding from Team Evergreen to support existing educational programming including Learn to Ride lessons for new riders of all ages, Safe Routes to School support for youth, Basic Bike Mechanics, and Confident Commuting courses. Funding will also support a new program in development called SHIFT Driving™, an interactive and digital supplemental driver’s education course to make our roads safer for everyone who uses them.

“We’re so grateful for the support of the great folks at Team Evergreen,” says Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado’s executive director. “They’ve donated generously to nonprofits–including ours–for years, but taking their support of our work to the next level is a game changer for bicyclists and their safety statewide.”

“Bicycle Colorado supports cyclists, and we want more cyclists on the road,” says Jen Barbour, executive director of Team Evergreen Cycling. “Supporting these fantastic new and existing programs was an easy decision for us, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Bicycle Colorado’s education season kicks off in the spring, and more details will be available soon regarding SHIFT Driving™.

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Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver whose mission is to lead a passionate and growing movement that champions the interests of everyone who rides or wants to ride a bicycle in our state.
Learn more at www.bicyclecolorado.org

Team Evergreen Cycling is the oldest and largest cycling club in Colorado. Their mission is to build the cycling community by expanding rider experiences, hosting compelling events, and channeling thoughtful philanthropic impact. Team Evergreen has donated nearly $3 million to local charitable and advocacy organizations.
Learn more at www.teamevergreen.org

View this release as a PDF here.

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Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.

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