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April 2019
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9th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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The 9th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival presented by 3 Crow Bar and Rhizome Productions, benefiting Ride for Reading, is back on Saturday April 13th, 2019! For 2019 you can expect some big changes, including an all-inclusive VIP ticket option that will have food, special beers, and a private lounge area. Guests can also expect several out of market breweries to be joining us! Buy your tickets before they’re sold out by clicking below: Once again Ride for Reading is excited…

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Charity Night at M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Capitol View)

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – Capitol View,
431 11th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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“Bootcamp for Books”

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park,
600 James Robertson Pkwy , Nashville, TN 37243 United States
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According to the Handbook of Early Literacy Research, only 1 in 300 children in poverty have age appropriate books – it is our drive, our cause, to end that cycle. Ride for Reading works to promote literacy and healthy-living by collecting, then donating age-appropriate books via bicycle to children at Title 1 Schools or Community Centers in low-income communities, educating them on the importance of literacy and a healthy-lifestyle. You can help support this cause and impact the youth in…

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February 2019

World Read Aloud Day

February 2

Reading aloud is a powerful way to build community and there is no better time to do it than World Read Aloud Day! On February 1st, advocate literacy as a human right with millions of people around the world by reading aloud with your community. Reading aloud is a powerful and transformative act that isn’t just for kids! Not only is reading aloud a great way for people at any age to relax their brains, but it also builds community…

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January 2019

Volunteer Recognition Party sponsored by Barge Design Solutions

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barge Design Solutions,
615 3rd Ave S Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew Volunteer Recognition Party Date & Time: January 24, 2019 – 6:00-9:00PM Location: Barge Design Solutions (615 3rd Ave S Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37210) DJ ~ Food ~ Drinks ~ Awards & Recognition ~ Fun Please RSVP here so we can plan for food & drinks: http://bit.ly/RfRvolunteersrock VOLUNTEERS are the core of our business. Over 250 volunteers donated their time on our Book Deliveries and/or at our Fundraising events,…

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October 2018
20$

Ride for Reading Film Festival sponsored by Swiftwick

October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackstone Brewing Company,
2312 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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UPDATE- *RAIN PLAN: We are watching the weather closely and we got you covered, literally. If it is raining, the Film Festival will be held INSIDE the Blackstone Brewery Taproom!! It’s going to be great so don’t let the rain stop you from attending! Join us for a Ride for Reading Film Festival sponsored by Swiftwick, in partnership with 5Point Adventure Film Festival and Blackstone Brewing Company, featuring Vanderbilt University Alumna and professional Women’s cyclist and Author, Amy Charity! The evening…

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September 2018

Charity Night at M.L. Rose – Capitol View

September 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – Capitol View,
431 11th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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June 2018

BIKES. BOOKS. BREWS.

June 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blackstone Brewing Company,
2312 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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BIKES. BOOKS. BREWS. As we continue to celebrate 10 years of Ride for Reading, we’re excited to announce this special event at Blackstone Brewing Company!  Nothing says summer like enjoying nice, cold brews with friends on a hot, summer day – especially after a hot bike ride! Come join us for a FREE, fun, scenic, urban with a mix of backroads group bike ride in Nashville with a post-ride party at Blackstone Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 30! Cyclists will meet…

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May 2018

Ride for Reading’s 10 YEAR CELEBRATION!

May 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Von Elrod’s Beer & Sausage Garden,
1004 4th Avenue N, Nashville, 37219
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Join us on Saturday, May 12th to celebrate Ride for Reading’s 10 year anniversary and as we wrap up National Ride for Reading week! In 2008, Mathew Portell, had a small vision. As a public school educator, he learned there were many children who did not have books at home to read. In low-income communities, studies say that 1 in 300 children have access to age-appropriate books. As an avid cyclist, he decided to take his passion for cycling and combine…

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Nashville Ride for Reading Week Delivery to Pennington Elementary – May 2018

May 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center,
1900 Davidson St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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Nashville Ride For Reading Week Delivery On Friday, May 11th we will be delivering books to the 300 children of Pennington Elementary!  Join us for our biggest Nashville delivery of the year during National Ride for Reading week! We will meet at 8:00AM at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center parking lot. We are scheduled to arrive at Pennington Elementary for their Field Day at 9:00am so we will roll out no later than 8:30am. It will be a pretty easy, flat 4.5 mile ride on the…

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Ride for Reading Week

May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Thank you to everyone that participated in National Ride for Reading week 2018! If you participated this year, would you take a few minutes to complete this survey so we can continue to improve on this event next year? Thank you! National Ride For Reading Week is an annual nationwide effort in which volunteer cyclists bring our mission to their town by hosting book deliveries to Title 1 Schools in their communities. It’s the biggest week of the year! May…

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Ride for Reading Bike Valet at Jack Johnson concert!

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Ascend Amphitheater,
301 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 United States
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Yep. You read that right. Ride for Reading is teaming up with Jack Johnson and hosting a concert bike valet program at the local stop of his 2018 Tour! We are also partnering with All At Once, Jack Johnson’s social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and…

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The Big Payback – READ. RIDE. GIVE

May 2, 2018

RIDE FOR READING IS PARTICIPATING IN THE BIG PAYBACK! The Big Payback is back on May 2, 2018, and Ride for Reading is excited to take part in this monumental charitable event for its fifth annual giving day challenge. The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a 24-hour, community-wide, online event that celebrates Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and supports the life-changing work of area nonprofits. The Big Payback helps organizations, like us, raise much-needed…

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April 2018

*CANCELLED* 8th Annual Nashville Outdoor Rec Festival & Expo

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

8th Annual Nashville Outdoor Recreation Festival & Expo Saturday, April 14 from 9:00a.m.-3:30p.m. Spend the day at Bells Bend Outdoor Center at the 8th Annual Nashville Outdoor Recreation Festival & Expo. Come out and visit Ride for Reading and several other local vendors and organizations! For more information call (615) 862-4187.

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8th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival

April 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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The 8th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival presented by 3 Crow Bar is back on Saturday April 7th, 2018! This year they will offer an expanded area of Belgian and import beers thanks to Woodland Wine Merchant, plus an incredible line up of music curated by Mike Grimes of The Basement East and Grimey’s Record Store! Buy your tickets before they’re sold out here. Once again we are excited to be the designated charity for this event! Since 2011, The…

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April 2017

East Nashville Beer Fest 2017!

April 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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It’s time to volunteer for the East Nashville Beer Fest 2017!! This annual fundraiser, sponsored by Three-crow Bar and our friends at Rhizome Productions, is Ride For Reading’s largest single source of annual revenue! It’s also one of the most sought after tickets in town, and you can attend FREE as a volunteer for Ride for Reading. Fill out the form below to volunteer. Don’t wait! These spots fill up. www.eastnashvillebeerfest.com Loading…

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September 2016

2016 Tennessee Volksfest

September 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - September 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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May 2016

National Ride for Reading Week 2016

May 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

National Ride for Reading Week 2016 will be hosted from May 8th to May 14th, 2016. National Week is our annual initiative where cities from across the country host their own delivery to benefit their local community.   To view National Week’s results in 2015, please visit www.rideforreading.org/letsstartwithabook   If you are interested in hosting a delivery during National Week, please register to receive additional information. Please note that registering will not automatically confirm your city for 2016. We will…

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April 2016

East Nashville Beer Festival

April 9, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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March 2016

7th Annual Benefit Concert

March 5, 2016
3rd and Lindsley,
818 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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The 7th annual Ride for Reading Acoustic Benefit Concert is one of the organization’s most attended, successful, and anticipated event of the year. The concert is the opening event to the 2016 delivery season in Nashville, and it is also a special moment to thank volunteers, supporters, and sponsors for their relentless passion for our mission. The acoustic benefit concert brings the uniqueness of Music City and the mission to promote literacy together for one night filled with amazing talent.…

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October 2015

Nashville Clips Beer and Film Tour

October 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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In its sixth fabulous year, Clips Beer and Film Tour is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that’s coming to 20 cities coast-to-coast, including Nashville! We took our love for beer and film fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You’ll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings – up to 17 varieties – and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. And good news – 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit Ride for…

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September 2015

Napier Enhanced Option Elementary. National Week Kick Off Delivery!

September 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rose Park,
1000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville , 37203 United States
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  Come join us for the kick off delivery to National Ride for Reading Week to Napier Enhanced Option Elementary! Volunteers are welcome to ride back to the rally point after the delivery. We will be hosting a cookout to thank our volunteers for their support! Make sure not miss out the fun. Please view the map for route details. Readers will meet us at the school.    

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April 2015

Monthly teacher book pick up and social

April 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107, Nashville, 37216 United States
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Welcome to Ride for Reading’s monthly  teacher book pick up and social program. Ride for Reading promotes literacy and healthy living by donating books via bicycle to children from low-income areas.  Our monthly teacher book pick up and social program is created to provide teachers with the books necessary to generate small class size libraries. Many teachers use these books in their own class libraries to enhance the reading level of their students and to create lesson plans promoting interest in…

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March 2015

Ride For Reading Benefit Concert

March 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3rd and Lindsley,
818 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Its time for our Benefit Concert! As you know Ride for Reading is working to make sure all local children have access to high-quality age appropriate books.  Our Benefit Concert is one of our largest fundraisers of the year with all ticket proceeds going to the organization. We are excited for the line up this year with our headliners being Sean McConnell and Amanda Shires with Special Guest Ben Danaher.  The event takes place at 3rd and Lindsley on Saturday, March…

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October 2014

Clips of Faith

October 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Centennial Park,
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, 37203 United States
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  Volunteers Needed For An Amazing Night of Film and Beer!   2014 WILL MARK THE 5TH FABULOUS YEAR OF CLIPS BEER & FILM TOUR, A BEER-TOTING, FILM-TRAVELING, NONPROFIT-BENEFITING SHOW THAT TRAVELS COAST-TO-COAST.  New Belgium took their love for beer and fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You’ll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit…

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