BOULDER, CO – FEBRUARY 14, 2017 – Cyclists 4 Community is hosting its first annual evening fundraiser called Crank It Forward.
The event features an evening of great food from local restaurants, including The North End at 4580, Proto’s Pizzeria, and Jamestown Merc, as well as donated beer from Boulder Beer and other local breweries and wine distributors. Music will be provided by Little Victories. Items up for auction so far include a Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc, and a three night stay in Salida.
“Crank It Forward is for cyclists of all kinds to come together and rally toward our mission of improving ties between cyclists and residents of local communities where we ride, and improve the safety and enjoyment of all users of the roads and trails we ride on,” said C4C co-founder and president, Rob Andrew.
“Since we were founded in 2013, following the floods, we have raised more than $200,000 for the towns of Jamestown and Lyons,” says Russ Chandler, co-founder and past president. “In the past two years with the Bike & Brew Festival, we are proud to have also helped out EFAA, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Boulder Food Rescue, Boulder Valley Schools Trip Tracker, Nederland Cold Springs Fire Relieve, and Bicycles 4 Humanity,” Chandler adds.
“Thankfully, we have not had a catastrophe as big as the 2013 floods, and so while we are continuing to be prepared to help in similar situations, we’re turning our attention now toward improving the safety and enjoyment of the roads where cyclists and drivers frequently interact. As cyclists, we recognize that we need to become better ambassadors on the road, if we expect drivers to treat us courteously,” adds Andrew. “Crank It Forward hopes to raise $40,000 or more toward our new programs.”
- What: Crank it Forward
- Why: Because cyclists like to have fun and care!
- When: Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7 to 10 PM
- Where: Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St, Boulder
- Tickets are $30. Purchase Now.
To purchase tickets, donate to the auction, or volunteer, please visit http://crankitforward.org.