The TD Bank 5 boro bike tour may have been expensive but not only does a portion of the profits go to charity, it also helps kids ride bikes.
Here is an article in the New York Times by J. David Goodman which examines how the non-profit who puts on the 5 boro bikenewyork.org, helps add bike curriculum to local schools.
In Schools, a Push to Pedal
By J. David Goodman
April 30th, 2011
They say you never forget how to ride a bike.
Tell that to Delsa Jacqueline Lopez.
Delsa, a sixth grader, first learned to ride when she was about 4, but when she found herself facing â€œthe dreaded bikeâ€ in gym class, she discovered the lessons had not stuck. And she was terrified.
Read the article here.