BENEFITING: Chinatown People Progressive Association Inc.
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
The Chinatown Bike-a-thon is a green and healthy fundraiser to support youth leadership and a brighter future in our community. The ride is an 8 or 16 miles on the Paul Dudley White Bike Path along the Charles River. It is a family-friendly event that promotes healthy living and culminates in a picnic on the Boston Common. We are excited to continue to grow our Bike-a-thon and to grow our youth program with your help!
The funds raised from the Chinatown Bike-a-thon directly support Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI). CYI provides internship opportunities to high school aged youth from the Greater Boston area, combining an Asian American Studies curriculum with hands-on community service and organizing projects. For over more than 20 years, CYI youth have played crucial roles in the campaign for a Chinatown library, voter registration drives, support for immigrant workers’ rights, establishing the first Chinatown Youth Platform, advocating for public transit and much more. This year, youth have already won a city-funded feasibility study for a Chinatown Library. CYI graduates have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, planners, artists, community organizers, and entrepreneurs, all working to make a difference in Boston and in the world.
Ride as an invdividual or as a team. Prizes will be awarded to riders and teams who raise the most! Adult riders who raise $500 or more or high school student riders who raise $250 or more aka Super Golden Bike-A-Thon Champion Riders will receive a commemorative shirt! The high school youth who raise the most will also be able ride the Golden Bike.
All riders and volunteers will be treated to a picnic in Boston Common provided by some of the best restaurants in the area. Register or donate now to start making a difference!
Borrowing a bike is available on a first come first serve basis. If you would live to volunteer for the event instead go here and indicate in the notes what times you are available, t-shirt size, and if you are willing to drive a car.
Thank you to our sponsors:
South Cove Community Health Center
Tufts Medical Center
Thank you to our food and prize sponsors:
J.P. Fuji Group
Bella Luna and the Milky Way