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Ride For Reading
Ride 615
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:30 PM
Join us for a beginner friendly bike ride that incorporates delivering books to underserved schools right here in the Nashville community!
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Ride For Reading is an organization that strives to promote literacy and healthy living by donating books via bicycle to low-income areas. Join us for a beginner-friendly ride or meet us at the school to help distribute books to the students! This monthly ride will feature a new school in the Nashville area. The routes and distances change every month, but you can expect an out-and-back ride that is less than 5 miles one-way (official route will be sent after registration). 

When: Friday, November 17th at 12:30pm, ride starts at 1pm
Where: Ride 615
3441 Lebanon Pike #103,
Hermitage, TN 37076
Delivery Destination: Dodson Elementary
4401 Chandler Rd
Hermitage, TN 37076
Cost: FREE, you must register HERE!

Trip Leader: Lee Fowler

Difficulty: Beginner-friendly self-supported ride
Registration Deadline: n/a register to receive updates
Group Size Limit: n/a

Parking: Parking is available at Ride 615


Children Policy: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at this event
Weather Policy: This is a shine or drizzle event. This event will be cancelled with heavy rain prior to or during the event.
Cancellation Policy: If you have registered for this event and need to cancel please e-mail Graham Gerdeman at graham@rideforreading.org.


Our mission is to promote literacy and healthy living by donating books via bicycle to children from low-income areas. Since our start in February 2008, RfR has donated more than 300,000 books, delivering them by bicycle to kids at Title I schools.
Every  two months 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.).