Roll it Forward - 2023 Recipients

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Announcing This Year’s New York Cycle Club Roll it Forward! Recipients

As part of it's Roll it Forward! giving program, NYCC is awarding $500 to ten local not-for-profit organizations whose work furthers cycling and increases diversity in the cycling community.  They are:

34th Ave Open Streets Coalition’s mission is utilize the 34th Avenue Open Street as an outdoor community center and micro-mobility corridor.  The RIF! award will be used to fund its Friday Family Bike Rides so the youngest riders learn quickly and start pushing their parents to ride farther! 

Adapt Ability provides custom adaptive bicycles for children with special needs.  The RIF! award will fund AdaptAbility 4Ride that allows families free use of adaptive bicycles for the purpose of increasing mobility, therapy, exercise—or just for a fun day in the park!

Bike Tarrytown campaigns include Broadway+Route 119 to implement bike-ped infrastructure connecting the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to the Old Croton Aqueduct and North-South County Trailway.

Black Girls Do Bike, NYC seeks to grow and support a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling.  Its projects include the Very Pink October Breast Cancer awareness ride and helping to coordinate the NYC Harlem Skyscraper children’s race and ride clinic on Juneteenth (June 19).

Central Park Medical Unit has provided free life-saving emergency medical care in and around NYC's Central Park since 1975.

New York Bicycle Coalition educates about bike safety; promotes cycle tourism; and advocates for pro-bike/ped funding and legislation. NYBC is a principal in the campaign to pass Stop as Yield and Defined Safe Passing laws across New York.

OutCycling is an LGBTQ+ cycling network for everyone.   The RIF! award will help fund its Fearless Flyers Youth Cycling Program which teaches youth ages 16-25 cycling and leadership skills and provides graduates a free bike and safety equipment. 

Palisades MTB advocates for bike trails on public and private land in Bergen, Rockland and Orange. Active campaigns include Sterling Forest, Blauvelt State Park and Alpine Scout Camp.

Ride Up Grades creates diversity in cycling by breaking down the financial barriers to coaching and access to equipment. The RIF! award will be used to support mechanics and coaching staff during their Free 2 Week Bike Camp.  

StreetsBlog (OpenPlans.org) is THE information pipeline about governmental, political and police activity that affect cyclists! 

We encourage NYCC members to review these organizations' work and consider them as part of your annual charitable giving.  They’re local, they make the New York a better place to bike and they're relatively small, so your contribution will make an impact.

Roll it Forward! is a charitable giving program established by NYCC to support local organizations whose work furthers cycling and increases diversity in the cycling community.

2022 RiF! recipients

34th Avenue Open Street Coalition

Adapt Ability, Inc.

Bike Tarrytown

Black Girls Do Bike, NYC

Central Park Medical Unit

InTandem

Long Island Streets

OutCycling / Fearless Flyers

Ride Up Grades, Inc.

Streetsblog / Open Plans

 

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