HOLIDAY CHALLENGE Update

By: 
Rami Haddad

 

The HOLIDAY CHALLENGE ran the entire month of December 2020. We asked members to record their riding distances. For every 10 miles recorded, we agreed we would donate $1 to non-profit organizations, and would honor up to 10,000 miles or $1,000. We thank all of those who participated.

ALLOCATION Forty members submitted 11,733 miles for December, prorated as follows to each organization:

Organization Miles Funds
Mass Bike 8,451 $720.24
Boston Cyclists Union 1,045 $89.02
Bikes Not Bombs 2,238 $190.74
Total 11,733 $1,000.00

 

ORGANIZATIONS

We offered three organizations for members to choose from:

i. Mass Bike
ii. Bikes Not Bombs
iii. Boston Cyclists Union
 

We also asked members to nominate other organizations for use to consider in future challenges:

i. Waltham Land Trust (2 votes)
ii. Metro Community Development Corporation
iii. Greater Boston Food Bank
iv. NEMBA
v. Perkins School for Blind: introduce cycling using (tandem bikes) for those who are visually impaired.
vi. World Bicycle Relief
 

It is suggested for next year we consider East Coast Greenway. They have several routes & trails connecting Boston to Portland, Worcester, Providence, & Cape Cod.