BikeFlights.com gave US$16,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), Amy D Foundation, Trips for Kids and Little Bellas through its Buck Up for Bikes program at Interbike in Reno, Nevada, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
Representatives from all four non-profits accepted US$4,000 per organization during a presentation ceremony at the BikeFlights.com booth at Interbike.
“Giving out US$16,000 was a great way to kick off Interbike,” said BikeFlights.com President William Alcorn. “We started our Buck Up For Bikes Program to give back to cycling and get more kids on bikes. We love all the good work being done by Trips for Kids, NICA, the Amy D Foundation and Little Bellas and are proud to support them.”
Created in 2016 to benefit the Amy D Foundation and NICA, BikeFlights.com’s Buck Up for Bikes program has been growing ever since. 2018 year-to-date program contributions are up 60%, and since the program’s inception, BikeFlights.com has raised and given out more than US$40,000.
“We are delighted that BikeFlights.com continues to support our efforts to serve youth in every community,” said Trips For Kids Executive Director Robert Ping. “Their generous gifts allow us to develop resources and trainings for our chapters and help us teach children about self-confidence, self-discovery, independence and much more.”
Under the Buck Up for Bikes program, BikeFlights.com customers have two options upon checkout when booking their bike shipping online: 1) contribute a buck to any of the four beneficiaries; or 2) contribute a buck to each of the four beneficiaries. BikeFlights.com not only collects and tracks all donations, but it also supplements collected contributions and covers the costs of administering and publicizing the program.