Needs of B.I.K.E.
This exceptional program, which has had more 13-15 year-old African American women team members than any other cycling program in the country, has been built upon the blood, sweat, and tears of a very small group of exceptional and dedicated volunteers for over fifteen years (2010). While b.i.k.e. has been incredibly effective to date, it is at a place where funds need to be secured to insure that the program is sustainable and increasingly vital in 2, 5, and 10 years. We want to make sure that kids will continue to have the opportunity to participate in this life changing program. Utilizing this effective model on a broader scale in Portland and other cities like Syracuse, N.Y. is also a goal of this organization.
In order to achieve those ends, b.i.k.e. needs to secure funding to operate our programs and build a bricks and mortar foundation from which we can operate in the future. We are asking you to invest with us as have Oprah, Nike Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Black United Fund, Portland State University, Portland General Electric, U.S. Bank and scores of other organizations and individuals.