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November 2018

Delivery to Whitsitt Elementary – Nov.

November 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Whitsett Park,
E. Thompson Lane & Old Glenrose Ave., Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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Join us for our final book delivery of this year to the 400+ children at Whitsitt Elementary on Wednesday, November 7! We want to end with a celebration so we will be offering coffee donated by Three Brothers Coffee, OJ & snacks for all Volunteers. We will meet at Whitsett Park (E. Thompson Lane & Old Glenrose Ave.) at 7:30 AM to load up our books and ride bikes as a group to Whitsitt Elementary. If you do not want to ride a bike and would…

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October 2018

Book Sorting/Teacher Book Pick-up

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Ride for Reading is pleased to offer a BOOK SORTING/TEACHER BOOK PICKUP on Wednesday, October 24th at our Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville, made possible by generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Teachers in area Title 1 Schools are invited to attend and select books for their students and class libraries for the 2018-2019 school year. We are in need of help sorting books by grade level so we do ask that you stay for about an hour at minimum.…

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Ride for Reading Film Festival sponsored by Swiftwick

October 14 @ 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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Delivery to Buena Vista Elementary – Oct.

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – Capitol View,
431 11th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Join us for another special Fall book delivery to the 300+ children at Buena Vista Elementary on Thursday, October 11! We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering up with M.L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers in Capitol View (431 11th Ave. N), the Nashville Public Library, The Nashville Sounds & “Booster”, King of Pops, Metro Nashville Police, Green Fleet Bikes, Metro Nashville Schools and will have a SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE from former Pro-cyclist, Speaker & Author, Amy Charity, for this delivery!…

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September 2018

Delivery to Cockrill Elementary- Sept.

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frothy Monkey,
1400 51st Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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Join us for our first Fall book delivery in 2018 to the children at Cockrill Elementary on Friday, September 14! We are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Frothy Monkey in the Nations (1400 51st Ave. N) for this delivery! We will meet at 12:00pm to load up with books and ride bikes as a group to Cockrill Elementary (4701 Indiana Ave). If you do not want to ride a bike and would just like to be a volunteer reader,…

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Charity Night at M.L. Rose – Capitol View

September 9 @ 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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August 2018

Teacher Book Pick-up – FULL

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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We are pleased to offer a TEACHER BOOK PICKUP on Wednesday, August 15th at our Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville, made possible by generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Teachers in area Title 1 Schools are invited to attend and select books for their students and class libraries for the school year. **Teachers will be allowed to select up to 30 books from Ride for Reading’s inventory. Registration is required and space is limited to 40 teachers. We will open our…

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July 2018

Delivery to McFerrin Community Center- July

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Green Fleet Bicycle Shop,
934 Jefferson St., Nashville, TN 37208 United States
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Join us for our July book delivery to the children at the McFerrin Community Center on Friday, July 13! Cyclists will meet at Green Fleet Bicycle Shop (934 Jefferson St.) at 11:00am to ride your bike with the group to the McFerrin Community Center (310 Grace St.). If you do not want to ride a bike and would just like to be a volunteer reader, you can meet us us Green Fleet to grab some books to take with you…

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June 2018

BIKES. BOOKS. BREWS.

June 30 @ 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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Delivery to The Salvation Army: Magness Potter Center – June 2018

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Von Elrod’s Beer & Sausage Garden,
1004 4th Avenue N, Nashville, 37219
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On Friday, June 15th we will be delivering books to the children of The Salvation Army Magness-Potter Community Center in partnership with Front Porch! We will officially be in the full swing of Summer and many children are out of school so we have partnered up with Front Porch for a fun summer book delivery/event to a low-income neighborhood Community Center. Front Porch has built many relationships with children and families in this area and we are excited to share…

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May 2018

Teacher Book Pick-up

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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We are pleased to offer a TEACHER BOOK PICKUP on Wednesday, May 30th at our Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville, made possible by generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Teachers in area Title 1 Schools are invited to attend and select books for their students and class libraries for the summer. **Due to several upcoming Summer & Fall Ride for Reading deliveries, everyone will be allowed to select up to 30 books from Ride for Reading’s inventory. Registration…

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Ride for Reading’s 10 YEAR CELEBRATION!

May 12 @ 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 @ 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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Mt. Juliet Ride for Reading Week Delivery – W. A Wright Elementary

May 10 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Mt. Juliet Delivery Mt. Juliet joins the cities participating in National Ride For Reading Week 2018 with this delivery to W.A. Wright Elementary School on Thursday, May 10, 2018.   Cyclists will meet at the Mt. Juliet – Wilson County Library (2765 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet) at 7:00AM for a 7:30 departure to the school . Non-Cyclists may register to read to kids at the school (spaces limited – please indicate if you are riding with the group,…

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Springfield Ride for Reading Week Delivery – Crestview Elementary

May 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Crestview Elementary,
Springfield, 37172
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Springfield, TN joins the cities participating in National Ride For Reading Week 2018 with this delivery to Crestview Elementary School (1160 Jaden Gavin Rd, Springfield, TN 37172) on Monday, May 7, 2018.   Cyclists will meet at TBD at 7:30AM for a 8:00 departure to the school . Non-Cyclists may register to read to kids at the school (spaces limited – please indicate if you are riding with the group, or meeting at the school). Contact Meghan Parker for more information on this…

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Ride for Reading Week

May 6 - 12

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 @ 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

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

Ride for Reading Book Sorting Party

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Join us for our 2nd Ride for Reading Book Sorting party of the year! As we prepare for upcoming deliveries during National Ride for Reading week and new book shipments coming in, we need your help in sorting books by age groups! We love to continually meet and get to know our community partners and volunteers! All ages are welcome to attend – but we would prefer adults due to the time frame of the event. And we would LOVE to have…

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

April 14 @ 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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Delivery to Mt. View Elementary – April 2018

April 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Burnette Chapel Church of Christ,
3890 Pin Hook Rd, Antioch, 37013
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On Friday, April 13 we will be delivering books to the 750 children of Mt. View Elementary! Join us for an EARLY delivery to Antioch! We will meet at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ (3890 Pin Hook Rd, Antioch, TN 37013) at 7:30AM. We are scheduled to arrive at Mt. View Elementary (3820 Murfreesboro Road Antioch, TN 37013) at 8:30am so we will roll out no later than 8:10am. It will be just under 2 mile route to the school. We…

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8th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival

April 7 @ 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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March 2018

Ride for Reading Book Sorting Party

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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Join us for our 1st Ride for Reading Book Sorting party in 2018! Time: 6-9pm (*come for an hour or come for all three) Location: RfR Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike As we prepare for upcoming deliveries and new book shipments coming in, we would like to take some time to organize/clean our warehouse, label shelves and sort books by age groups! We are excited to meet and get to know our community partners and volunteers! All ages are welcome to…

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Delivery to Carter Lawrence Elementary – March 2018

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Von Elrod’s Beer & Sausage Garden,
1004 4th Avenue N, Nashville, 37219
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Ride For Reading Delivery to Carter-Lawrence Elementary On Friday, March 9, we will be delivering books to the children of Carter-Lawrence Elementary in Nashville! Join us as we ride through one of Nashville’s trendiest neighborhoods in midday to bring our mission to the Edgehill community. We will meet at 12:00 Noon at the new Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House -1004 4TH AVENUE NORTH – for a fun afternoon delivery ride running straight through “The Gulch” before heading up…

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February 2018

Delivery to Gower Elementary

February 9 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Commodore Yacht Club,
6002 River Road, Nashville, 37209
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Ride For Reading Delivery to Gower Elementary On Friday, February 9, we will be delivering books to the children of Gower Elementary in Nashville! We will meet at 1:15 PM at the Commodore Yacht Club (6002 River Road) for a 1:45 sharp departure. The folks at the non-profit Commodore Yacht Club have graciously agreed to provide their ample parking area for this delivery. The harbormaster will be there to help direct parking – please thank him for their generosity! The…

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December 2017

Teacher Book Pick-ups

December 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ride for Reading’s Warehouse,
1515 Elm Hill #107, Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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We are pleased to offer monthly TEACHER BOOK PICKUPS during the 2017-2018 school year at our 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 warehouse in Nashville, made possible by generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Teachers in area Title 1 Schools are invited to attend and select books for their students and class libraries. Registration is required and space is limited to 50 teachers on each pick-up afternoon. We will open our warehouse from 4:00PM until 7:00PM each day.…

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November 2017

Delivery to Dodson Elementary

November 17, 2017
Ride615,
3441 Lebanon Pike #103, Hermitage, TN 37076 United States
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Ride For Reading Delivery to Dodson Elementary On Friday, November 17, we will be delivering books to the children of Dodson Elementary in Nashville! Where: We will meet at Ride 615 Bike Shop at 12:30pm and leave at 1pm sharp!  Ride For Reading is pleased to announce our November book delivery to Dodson Elementary 4401 Chandler Rd Hermitage, TN 37076 It’s an afternoon delivery leaving from Ride 615 (3441 Lebanon Pike #103, Hermitage, TN 37076) Volunteer Riders AND Readers are…

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October 2017

Delivery to Charlotte Park Elementary

October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Centennial Park,
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, 37203 United States
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Ride For Reading Delivery to Charlotte Park Elementary On Friday, October 20, we will be delivering books to the children of Charlotte Park Elementary in Nashville! Where: Centennial Park, Nashville  When: 8:00AM  This is going to be an awesome delivery! We will meet at Centennial Park in Nashville near the B-cycle station and have a great morning ride on bike lanes, the greenway, and through the Nations neighborhood. We need to roll into the school at 9:00, so we’ll take…

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September 2017

Interbike Delivery to Jack Dailey Elementary

September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Las Vegas Police Substation,
4860 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV United States
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LAS VEGAS INTERBIKE DELIVERY 2017 We are excited to be bringing our mission to the children of Las Vegas during Interbike – for the SEVENTH year in a row!  Las Vegas and Clark County hold a special place in the heart of Ride For Reading.  With the support of Better World Books and local donations, we have donated over 10,000 books the past six years during Interbike and we cannot wait to continue the tradition. The 2017 Interbike delivery will be held on Friday, September…

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