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October 3, 2011

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CYCLE Kids, Specialized, and the Bicycle Habitat Came Together to Make Sure Children at the Dyckman Valley School Have a CYCLE Kids Program This Year

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August 31, 2011

Alison Cohen, CYCLE Kids Boston Marathon Team 2009

Four years ago, Alison Cohen had no idea that starting a bike share company would result in a partnership between her company, Alta Bicycle Share and the City of Boston, which would lead to a citywide biking revolution called the Hubway. Alison’s involvement with the cycling community is various and deep, and she has been an instrumental figure in CYCLE Kids.

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April 27, 2011

Giant Moving Company, CYCLE Kids Partner

 “Natural” is the word that comes to mind when president and founder, Larry O’Toole, talks about his decision to incorporate charitable work into the culture at Gentle Giant Moving Company. Larry believes every business should be involved in making the world a better place -- it should be as routine as processing payroll or scheduling hours. In 2005, Larry and his team established the Gentle Giant Charitable Foundation to strengthen their community involvement.

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April 17, 2011

CYCLE Kids Marathon Team Runs the 115th Boston Marathon

What an extraordinary day for the CYCLE Kids Boston Marathon Team to run this 115th race! Blue skies, perfect temperatures, and a historic skyline backdrop set the scene as the team proudly geared up in their CYCLE Kids singlets, adjusted the laces on their sneakers, and prepared for the big run. Each runner looked strong and determined as they traversed the route bordered by 26.2 miles of bustling Boston pride.

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April 4, 2011

Cambridge Community Bike-build Held to Kick off New Programs

To start up seven new programs in Cambridge Public Schools, CYCLE Kids hosted a Community Bike Build event. Eager CYCLE Kids supporters and veterans, mechanics from Belmont Wheelworks, plus volunteers from Starbucks, American Express Travel, Gentle Giant, the Cambridge Police Department, John Kerry’s office, and Launch Squad PR came together to help build 70 bikes to be used as part of our curriculum that teaches kids the skills and knowledge to lead active and healthy lives.

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March 27, 2011

Barry and Daniella, CYCLE Kids Marathoners and Supporters

Barry Adelman is no rookie when it comes to long-distance running; he has completed more than 10 marathons on his home turf of New York. Running was far from a favorite hobby of Barry’s when he began to hit the streets back in 1978, but he teamed up with a friend and law partner and they set out to enjoy good weather and run a couple miles each day. After consistently running those few miles, another friend recommended increasing their distance. Accepting the challenge, Barry and his running partner boosted the distance of their runs and – to their surprise – enjoyed every extra mile!

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February 6, 2011

Cambridge Joins the Let's Move Initiative

We are excited to announce that Cambridge has been asked to participate in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative. Dr. Howard Koh, the United States Assistant Secretary of Health, joined CYCLE Kids and around 150 others in celebrating Cambridge being the newest addition to the 500 Let’s Move communities!

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January 31, 2011

CYCLE Kids Celebrates Green Commuters

On a chilly Friday morning, CYCLE Kids representatives found themselves mingling with the Harvard community, giving out bracelets, tattoos, and Clif Bars to the green commuters who attended the first Walk/Ride Day of 2011. Sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association, the event featured a very green hot breakfast by Fire and Ice and other local eateries. The square filled with community leaders and representatives from diverse organizations promoting their ideas about how to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

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November 3, 2010

Specialized Donates 30 Bikes Through Their “Likes for Bikes” Campaign

Specialized culminated a three-month Facebook campaign to benefit CYCLE Kids by presenting us with 30 bicycles at our First Annual Gala Event. This generous donation will enable CYCLE Kids to launch three new programs in Cambridge schools, teaching kids not only how to ride bikes, but a valuable curriculum that includes nutrition, literacy, safety, and confidence. These programs will have a positive impact on hundreds of kids over the next decade.

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October 18, 2010

Likes 4 Bikes

Specialized Bicycles is partnering with local nonprofit CYCLE Kids to help fight the national epidemic of childhood obesity by giving bikes to 4th and 5th graders in the city of Cambridge. Specialized Bicycles’ "Likes for Bikes" campaign launched last month on Facebook: for every 1,000 people that “like” the iamspecialized.com Facebook page, Specialized will donate one bike towards a CYCLE Kids program that will be given to a Cambridge school.

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