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June 2020

Ride615 Day

June 15 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Ride615 Bicycle Shop – Sylvan Park,
4511 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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Ride 6 1 5 Day! Monday is 6/15. We are teaming up with one of our long-standing partners & supporters, Ride615 Bicycle Shop, for a scenic no-drop ride at 6:15pm in the 615. We invite you to join us on this 20 mile ride from Ride615 Bicycle Shop in Sylvan Park to Percy Warner Park. Here is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29727173. Please RSVP so we have an idea how many people will be there: https://bit.ly/Ride615day. Depending on the size of the…

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*POSTPONED* June Book Delivery to Plaza Mariachi

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
TBD,

Save the date for our Summer book delivery to Plaza Mariachi and the Hispanic Family Foundation on Wednesday, June 3rd for World Bicycle Day!  More exciting details to come for an entire day of fun! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON. ____________________________________________________________________________ Ride for Reading’s mission is to promote literacy-readiness and healthy-living by delivering age appropriate books to children in low-income communities, by bicycle. Since 2008, we have mobilized over 20,000 volunteers to deliver over 500,000 books to over 300 schools in…

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May 2020

*POSTPONED* MOAB Bike Shop presents 2nd Annual Gravel Revival benefiting Ride for Reading

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Lehman’s Lake and Campground,
2957 E Beaverdam Rd, Centerville, TN 37033 United States
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MOAB Bike Shop presents GRAVEL REVIVAL Proceeds benefiting Ride For Reading Friday – Ride for Reading Book Delivery to local Elementary School in Hickman County (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED), camping, food Saturday – Gravel Rides, activities, camping, food, music Sunday – Main Gravel Revival event and chert service, food, awards MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: www.gravelrevival.com Registration is now open! Spread the word, GRAVEL REVIVAL is coming! ——————————————————————————————————————- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED **Ride for Reading will be seeking volunteers to help with rest stops,…

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*POSTPONED* May Book Delivery to Warner Arts Magnet Elementary

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD,

**THIS EVENT IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE** Save the date for our May book delivery to Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School on Friday, May 8th. This event was previously scheduled for April 2nd. Due to COVID-19, we are monitoring everything on a day by day basis. We will share more information when we are able. ____________________________________________________________________________ Ride for Reading’s mission is to promote literacy-readiness and healthy-living by delivering age appropriate books to children in low-income communities, by bicycle. Since…

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The Big Payback – READ. RIDE. GIVE

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - May 7 @ 6:00 pm

RIDE FOR READING IS PARTICIPATING IN THE BIG PAYBACK Giving Always Matters. There has been one day each May for the past six years that the community has come together and showered our nonprofits with its generosity. Together, for the past six years, we have cumulatively raised nearly $17 million with a total of 115,890 donations for area schools, religious institutions and charities working hard to make a difference. The Big Payback. It’s Middle Tennessee’s online, 24-hour giving day. The…

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April 2020

*POSTPONED* 10th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival benefiting Ride for Reading

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Park,
700 Woodland St, Nashville, 37206 United States
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The 10th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival X presented by 3 Crow Bar and Rhizome Productions, benefiting Ride for Reading, is back on Saturday April 18th, 2020 in East Park, 12-5pm! Once again Ride for Reading is excited to be the designated charity for this event! Since 2010, The East Nashville Beer Festival has been supporting Ride for Reading and it’s mission and has raised over $170,000 to support Ride for Reading! Check out our conversation last year with Today…

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*POSTPONED* April Book Delivery to Warner Arts Magnet Elementary

April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
MOAB Bike Shop,
103 S 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206 United States
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**UPDATE as of 3/15/20: THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THANK YOU! **UPDATE: Due to the recent devastating events in East Nashville, Ride for Reading will be conducting a Relief Delivery for Warner Arts Magnet Elementary and any children, families and faculty that have been impacted by these tornadoes, as well as the surrounding communities. We are still collecting information on how we can best support this community and will provide that information as soon as it is…

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March 2020

March Book Delivery to A.Z. Kelley Elementary

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea – Lenox Village,
6900 Lenox Village Dr Suite 8, Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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**UPDATE: RAIN PLAN – Please see our Facebook Event Page for rain plan update. RAIN OR SHINE we will still need volunteers to help deliver books and read/talk with kids in classrooms!  Join us for our FIRST book delivery in 2020 to A. Z. Kelley Elementary School in Antioch, TN on Monday, March 2nd. We will meet at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea – Lenox Village (6900 Lenox Village Dr., Suite 8 Nashville, TN) at 12:00pm. Enjoy complimentary coffee & tea and…

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February 2020
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“Leap for Literacy” with CycleBar benefiting Ride for Reading

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CycleBar – Franklin,
9040 Carothers Pkwy Suite A207, Franklin, TN 37067 United States
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Did someone say it’s a Leap Year? Well then, our friends at CYCLEBAR are hosting a LEAP FOR LITERACY ride on Saturday, February 29th at 11:00am to benefit Ride for Reading. CycleStar Jessica, a Middle School Teacher, will be leading us for this 45 minute power-filled class. Click on link below to reserve your bike for a minimum donation of $25 (or more). (If you do not currently have a CycleBar Account, you will need to set up one.) Spots…

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February Book Sorting/Middle & HS Teacher Book Pick-up

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Join us for a BOOK SORTING/TEACHER BOOK PICK-UP on Monday, February 24th at our Ride for Reading Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville as we prepare for our FIRST book delivery of the year on Monday, March 2nd. We are in need of some extra helping hands to sort and clean approx. 1,800 books for A.Z. Kelley Elementary. **If you are a MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, you are invited to select books for your students and…

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January 2020

MLK Day of Service – Ride for Reading

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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MLK Day of Service – Ride for Reading Warehouse Cleaning Day   “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As Ride for Reading prepares for another year of Book Deliveries, we want to invite you to a MLK Day of…

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ENBF X Kick-Off and Donation Ceremony

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yee-Haw Brewing Co.,
423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 3 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Ride for Reading and East Nashville Beer Festival X with our kick-off and donation ceremony at Yee-Haw Brewing Co! Beer specials, live music, giveaways and more! Bring your new & gently-used children’s books (pre-K – 5th grade) to donate in 2020 for extra giveaways & discounts!

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December 2019

Titans vs. Saints game benefiting Ride for Reading

December 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nissan Stadium

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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Titans vs. Texans game benefiting Ride for Reading

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nissan Stadium

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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November 2019

Titans vs. Jaguars game benefiting Ride for Reading

November 24, 2019 @ 3:05 pm - 6:00 pm
Nissan Stadium

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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November Book Delivery – Eagle View Elementary

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Antioch Park,
5023 Blue Hole Road, Antioch, 37013 United States
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SAVE THE DATE for our November book delivery to Eagle View Elementary School in Antioch, TN on Friday, November 1st. Time & location meet-up: Antioch Park (5023 Blue Hole Road, Antioch). More details to come! FREE coffee, juice and food will be provided for volunteers! We hope you will join us in making a difference by delivering books to the children at Eagle View Elementary by bicycle. Grab some snacks, coffee, get that bike ready, load up some books and…

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October 2019

October Book Sorting & Middle/HS Teacher Book Pick-up

October 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Join us for a BOOK SORTING/TEACHER BOOK PICK-UP on Tuesday, October 29th at our Ride for Reading Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville as we prepare for our final book delivery of the year on Friday, November 1st. We are in need of some extra helping hands to sort and clean books by grade level. We will have some other miscellaneous Warehouse duties that we need help with as well. **If you are a MIDDLE OR HIGH…

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Titans vs. Buccaneers game benefiting Ride for Reading

October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nissan Stadium

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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Titans vs. Chargers game benefiting Ride for Reading

October 20, 2019 @ 3:05 pm - 6:00 pm
Nissan Stadium

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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Music Unfiltered at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea- Lenox Village

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea – Lenox Village,
6900 Lenox Village Dr Suite 8, Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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We are thrilled to partner with Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in Lenox Village for their Music City Unfiltered evening on Tuesday, October 15th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Listen to some great musicial talent, sip on some great tea or coffee and learn more about Ride for Reading, our Community Book Drive and hear from the staff at Eagle View Elementary as we prepare for our upcoming Book Delivery to their school. Bring a new or gently-used children’s book (or several) and qualify…

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M.L. Rose (Sylvan Park) Charity Night benefiting Ride for Reading

October 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
M.L. Rose – Sylvan Park,
4408 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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October Book Delivery – Robert Churchwell Elementary

October 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ride615 Bicycle Shop,
4511 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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SAVE THE DATE for our October book delivery to Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School on Thursday, October 3rd to celebrate National Book Month. Get ready to dress as your favorite book character! Location meet-up: Ride615 Bicycle Shop (4511 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209). Time: 12:00pm. Tentative route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31166920 (subject to change). *Joining us on your lunch hour? We will have light snacks & drinks during sign-in & pre-delivery. Our friends at M.L. Rose-Sylvan Park are generously offering a post-delivery meal discount for…

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September 2019

Teacher Book Pick-up/Book Sorting

September 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Join us for a TEACHER BOOK PICK-UP/BOOK SORTING on Monday, September 30th at our Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville! If you are a Teacher, you are invited to attend and select books for your students and class libraries for the 2019-2020 school year! Additionally, we are in need of some extra helping hands to clean & sort books by grade level so if you are able to stick around and help us with this, we would…

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Volunteer with Ride for Reading at Kidsville Family Festival

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Centennial Park,
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, 37203 United States
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM KIDSVILLE FAMILY FESTIVAL BRING YOUR FAMILY AND STOP BY AND VISIT RIDE FOR READING AT THE CONSERVANCY OF THE PARTHENON & CENTENNIAL PARK’S THIRD ANNUAL KIDSVILLE FAMILY FESTIVAL. Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Reading Tent Nashville Predators Fitness Zone Music and Dance Performances Character Photo Station Craft Activities, Nature & Sensory Play, Face Painting, and Inflatable Ball Games Food Trucks, Child-Focused Vendors, Local Nonprofits, and…

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September Book Delivery – Chadwell Elementary School

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Cedar Hill Park,
860 Old Hickory Blvd., Madison, TN 37115 United States
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SAVE THE DATE for our September book delivery to Chadwell Elementary School on Friday, September 6th from 8:00am – 10:30am in Nashville, TN! Location meet-up: Cedar Hill Park (860 Old Hickory Blvd., Madison, TN 37115). Parking: second left turn inside park entrance, next to Cedar Hill Lake. Look for the Ride for Reading trailer. FREE coffee, courtesy of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in Lenox Village, and breakfast snacks will be provided for volunteers! We hope you will join us in making a…

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August 2019

Titans vs. Steelers game benefiting Ride for Reading

August 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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Titans vs. Patriots game benefiting Ride for Reading

August 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Interested in attending a Titans game this season? We are thrilled to announce that the Titans will be donating $10 from every ticket back to Ride for Reading. Tickets are only $40! CLICK HERE to see a full list of the eligible games & to buy your discounted tickets. Enter promo code: RIDE at checkout.  Purchase your tickets, then share this code with your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues too!Everyone WINS – and hopefully so do the Titans!TITAN UP!

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Book Delivery to Fannie Battle | Day Home for Children

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Titans Parking Lot “R”,
2 Victory Ave., Nashville, 37213 United States
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Join us for our August Back-to-School book delivery to Fannie Battle | Day Home for Children on Friday, August 2nd from 8:00am – 10:30am in Nashville, TN! Location meet-up: Cumberland Park/Titans Stadium Parking Lot “R” (2 Victory Ave. Nashville, TN 37213). Fannie Battle’s mission is to provide affordable high-quality childcare for at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential. There will be opportunities to volunteer to read to all of the children, infant to school age. If you…

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July 2019

Ride for Reading at Open Streets Nashville

July 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Streets Nashville,
Rosa Parks & Garfield Street, Nashville, TN United States
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Open Streets Nashville is a program by Walk Bike Nashville and the Office of the Mayor, that temporarily closes the streets to cars to allow people to reconnect to their communities, get active, and play in the street. Free to the public, the event turns the streets into a park space that connects diverse portions of the city and offers communities the opportunity to experience their city streets in a whole new way. Open Streets Nashville will be held on Sunday, July…

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Back-to-School Book Sorting & Teacher Book Pick-up

July 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK SORTING/TEACHER BOOK PICK-UP on Monday, July 22nd at our Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville as we prepare for our upcoming Fall book deliveries and Teacher prepare to go back to school! We are in need of some extra helping hands to clean & sort books by grade level. If you are a Teacher, you are invited to attend and select books for your students and class libraries for the 2019-2020…

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