Generous donation from Rad Power Bikes Funds Project Bike Tech

Project Bike Tech nears $100,000 fundraising goal on Tuesday

Frisco, CO (November 30, 2021) – Project Bike Tech, the premier high school bicycle education program, has set a fundraising goal of $100,000 by this Tuesday, courtesy of Rad Power Bikes , the largest e-bike brand in North America. , they are halfway there. Rad Power Bikes has donated $60,000 to a Project Bike Tech classroom at Monongalia County schools in West Virginia, where students will prepare for careers in the future of transportation and mobility.

“We are thrilled to have the support of a fantastic company like Rad Power Bikes, and their generous donation takes us a long way, giving students the opportunity to learn bicycle and e-bike mechanics while preparing them for a career in the outdoor industry,” said Mercedes Ross, executive director of Project Bike Tech.

Project Bike Tech, part of the Youth Cycling Coalition, uses bicycles and bicycle mechanics as a vehicle to teach basic academics, improve lives, create career opportunities, and inspire new generations to be passionate about bicycles and electric bikes. The only program of its kind in the nation, Bike Tech in School is an accredited high school elective that teaches key academic concepts, provides a stepping stone to a multitude of professional careers, and fosters a lifelong engagement with the outdoor recreation industry. air.

Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative at West Virginia University is the local coordinator for the Youth Cycling Coalition pilot project in Morgantown. By providing research-based assessment, access to bikes and equipment, and operational support coupled with expertise in the development of soft-surface trails and cycling facilities, the collaboration is able to make advance the university’s land-grant mission. Bike Tech in School aligns directly with the collaboration’s belief of linking outdoor education, recreation, positive youth development, workforce development and science to spark the next generation of people. innovators, educators and outdoor enthusiasts.

As part of the program, students will gain experience working with e-bikes. E-bikes have exploded in popularity as more people look for alternative means of transportation that are affordable and can help reduce emissions. As e-bike adoption continues to grow at an incredible rate, Project Bike Tech’s program is critical to providing high-quality training and providing transportation careers for the future.

“At Rad, we are working to change the face of transportation by getting more people out of cars and into using e-bikes. Educating and inspiring young people to learn about e-bikes is very important in shaping this movement,” said Mike Radenbaugh, CEO and Founder. , Rad electric bikes. “I started building e-bikes in my parent’s garage at 15, it’s exciting to support Project Bike Tech and its partners to provide a space for the next generation to learn and get excited about e-bikes. .”

There are still a few days left to reach PBT’s $100,000 goal, and organizers are urging people to help and contribute. The Giving Tuesday media event and donation presentation will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Mylan Park Pavilion, Hazel and JW Community Center.

“So we’re close to our goal, but we still need people to donate, if they can, so we can get our new classrooms up and running for 2022,” Ross said. “If you have a passion for bicycles and are looking to contribute to a great and worthy cause, consider making a donation to help these children.”

Founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, Calif., Project Bike Tech developed the UC-accredited college and career readiness class, Bike Tech in School, which uses bicycle mechanics as a conduit to teach the elements Common CORE and STEM to high school students. Bike Tech in School is a college and career-ready class that teaches students the skills needed to work as a professional bike mechanic and provides a stepping stone to a multitude of careers in the cycling industry. The PBT program also includes job readiness activities, including resume writing, interview tactics, portfolio building, and workplace safety. Project Bike Tech is a thriving program that has successfully reached over 3,000 high school students in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Utah and Vermont.

Rad Power Bikes is the largest e-bike brand in North America, with a community of over 350,000 riders in over 30 countries and thousands of commercial customers. Founded in 2007, the global direct-to-consumer company offers a full line of affordable e-bikes and accessories that are changing the way people and goods move. The global team of e-bike enthusiasts create purpose-built products and service solutions, whether for commuting, adventure, delivery or kid-hauling. The company designs all of its products in-house at its headquarters in Seattle and operates international offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Utrecht, The Netherlands, and has teams in Shanghai, China and Taipei, Taiwan. . The company has over 20 Rad Mobile Service locations and 5 Rad Retail Stores and is growing rapidly to serve riders across the United States, Canada and Europe. Recognized by TIME, Fast Company and INC. As one of the most innovative and influential companies in 2021, Rad Power Bikes is on a mission to build a world where transportation is energy efficient, enjoyable, and accessible to everyone.

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