Nashville Radio Show: Ride For Reading

Ride for Reading promotes literacy and healthy living by donating books via bicycle to children from low-income areas. Since their start in February 2008, RfR has donated more than 400,000 books, delivering them by bicycle to kids at Title I schools.

Every month in Nashville, as many as 40 cyclists gather and ride to the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods with books in tow. The riders arrive to smiles, homemade welcome signs, and cheering children. Once they come to a stop, a RfR representative speaks to the children about the importance of a healthy life and literacy – and describe the various types of bikes ridden by the volunteers (mountain, road, commuter, tandem, etc.).

As a fully 100% volunteer organization we are always in need of books! For your convenience we have drop-off sites located around Nashville with our business supporters.

National Ride For Reading Week is an annual nationwide effort in which volunteer cyclists bring our mission to their town by hosting book deliveries to Title 1 Schools in their communities. It’s the biggest week of the year! May is National Bike Month, and we hope to encourage cyclists to use a Ride For Reading delivery as part of their local celebrations. The 2019 dates for National Ride for Reading Week are May 5-11, 2019.

Upcoming Events:

  • Charity Night at M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Capitol View)
    April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – Capitol View, 431 11th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
  • 9th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival
    April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    East Park, 700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206
  • MOAB Bike Shop presents GRAVEL REVIVAL benefiting Ride for Reading
    May 4 - 5
    Lehman’s Lake and Campground, 2860 E Beaverdam Rd, Centerville, TN 37033

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