B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub Facing Financial Hardship, Hosting Fundraiser July 13th

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub (293 George Street North) needs your help to stay a float, which is why they are hosting their first ever B!KE-a-thon on July 13th to raise the funds they need to keep their doors open and their programs running.

B!KE—an incorporated not-for-profit cycling education and support organization that’s been working with the Peterborough community since 2006 teaching bike maintenance, repair and riding skills—is facing financial hardship due to recently passed provincial legislation that caused it to lose significant core funding.

They need your support to ensure B!KE continues to run effectively for the community. By FUNdraising for B!KE, your team will help the cycling hub continue to deliver high quality, low-barrier cycling education programs, and a community bike workshop and hub.

Photo by Inclusive Advisory

Photo by Inclusive Advisory


For one full day, enthusiastic B!KE supporters will gather together to “spin the pedals “ for B!KE. Signing up as a team, cyclists will a ride stationary bike (one per team) for 12 hours straight to raise funds for B!KE. Team names, costumes and themed teams are strongly encouraged. Stationary bikes can be provided, but you may bring your own.

If you love to ride and believe in what B!KE does, they need you to gather your friends, family and work colleagues, and lead a team! Each team will be comprised of five members, and collectively it’s their job to keep a bicycle in motion for the entire event. Each team must commit to raising $500 (or more) in support of B!KE.

Photo by Inclusive Advisory

Photo by Inclusive Advisory

The fundraiser takes place Saturday, July 13th, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Set-up time starts at 7:30 am.) Join B!KE on the back patio of The Social, 295 George Street North. (If it rains, they’ll move inside.) A lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge.

Organizations interested in sponsoring the event can contact David Koski by email, and general inquiries for the event and about the hub can be directed to B!KE executive director Tegan Moss via email or by calling 705.775.7227.

Go to communitybikeshop.org for more info on the organization, and register here for this fundraiser.

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