Kristin Reed wrote -Hello friends! This is a fundraiser for Phoenix Bikes. What is Phoenix Bikes? In their own words: "Phoenix Bikes’ mission is to educate youth, promote bicycling, and build community. Phoenix Bikes has supported local youth in the DC Metro area since 2007 – providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment that reinforces teamwork, hard work, and entrepreneurship through bike maintenance education programs. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to engage over 1200 youth, with nearly 500 earning their own bikes so far." To learn more about them and what they do check them out here: http://www.phoenixbikes.org/about-us/ Why am I trying to help this organization? Why not? But if you really need more of a reason, this a local organization trying to better the lives of youth around them by helping them to work as a team, working towards goals, establishing a work ethic, and being productive while getting out of the house! What am I going to do? 2 things! 1)My registration fee is the first thing. 2) I'm going to ride my bike. There are different distances a rider can shoot for: 15miles, 30miles, 60miles, 90miles, and 100miles. Your donation is a flat donation. It will not change depending on how far I ride. I plan to finish 30 miles, but I'm hoping I'll have enough in me for the 60 miles... I'll update you once I'm done. As you know any amount you'd be willing to share with the kids will help and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time and for your consideration. Thank you in advance for your donation! Wish me luck!