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Cycle Warriors: Bike Rides for Education

The pedal power is evident in Memphis, TN, with $45,000 already raised for Memphis education programs for the 2nd Annual Ride for Education. 

Bornblum Jewish Community School is a coeducational school that serves students from kindergarten through grade 8. Last year, they launched their first Ride for Education, a multi-event bike ride fundraiser. 

Last year, the fundraiser served as a unique way to raise money for education programs within the city but simultaneously got people active amid the pandemic. 

Two individuals on bikes promoting education while cycling down a street.

While things have seemed to calm down, the importance of staying active to support your physical and mental health still stands. 

The second annual fundraiser is projected to be bigger and better than ever.

This year cyclists, volunteers, and participants will raise money for Bornblum Jewish Community School, Stax Music Academy, and Refugee Empowerment Program

Stax provides high-quality music education to thousands of students in the Mid-South. Stax inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music and an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of STAX Records.

Refugee Empowerment Program

REP empowers refugees in Memphis by offering high-quality, tailored programming that encourages, educates, and equips individuals, families, and the community. 

A man and woman pose for a photo in front of a building promoting Bike For Education.
Participants from last years fundraiser– @drlaz01

The event—taking place at 6641 Humphreys Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to noon on October 23, 2022—provides cycling enthusiasts with the option to bike a Family Fun Ride, an 18-mile, a 36-mile ride, and a festival filled with family-friendly activities.

The festivities don’t stop there with a tricycle course, an obstacle course, bike limbo, craft stations, story time, face painting, a photo booth, a bike donation pit, a bike rodeo, a silent auction, and more. In addition Students from Stax Music Academy will perform a selection of songs for festival attendees.

A group of people performing at an outdoor Bike For Education event.
Stax Music Academy students performing at Solid Gold Soulsville

“The Ride for Education is not just for cyclists. We are inviting the entire Memphis community to have some fun while giving a helping hand to impactful education programs.”

A woman in a yellow shirt sits on a bike in a parking lot for education.
Participants in the 18-mile Ride for Education

It’s not too late to register for the ride, whether it’s for the family fun or to burn some calories!  

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