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November 2019

Titans vs. Jaguars game benefiting Ride for Reading

November 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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June 2019

Book Delivery to J.E. Moss Elementary – June

June 28 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Antioch Park,
5023 Blue Hole Road, Antioch, 37013 United States
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Register today to volunteer for our June book delivery to J.E. Moss Elementary School on Friday, June 28th from 7:30am – 10:30am in Nashville, TN! Location meet-up: Antioch Park (5023 Blue Hole Road, Antioch). This is our first delivery over the Summer and we will be supporting children enrolled in their Extended Learning Programs and OnTarget Summer Camp. This program is set up to keep children engaged and learning all summer with reading, arts & music, STEM and recreational activities. Coffee, OJ and…

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Summer Book Sorting

June 12 @ 4:00 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 SUMMER BOOK SORTING/TEACHER BOOK PICK-UP on Wednesday, June 12th at our Warehouse – 1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107 in Nashville as we prepare for our upcoming summer book deliveries! We are in need of some extra helping hands to sort books by grade level. If you are a Teacher on Summer Break, you are invited to attend and select books for your students and class libraries for the 2019-2020 school year! Teachers will have the…

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May 2019

Delivery to Fall-Hamilton Elementary – May

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sevier Park Community Center,
3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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We invite you to register to join us for our May book delivery to Fall-Hamilton Elementary School on Friday, May 10th from 12:00pm – 2:30pm in Nashville, TN! Location meet-up: Sevier Park Community Center (3021 Lealand Lane).  This delivery will be held during our National Ride for Reading Week and our Annual Giving Campaign so our hope is for this to be our biggest delivery of the year!! Our goal is to have over 50 volunteer cyclists and readers joining us so invite…

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MOAB Bike Shop presents GRAVEL REVIVAL benefiting Ride for Reading

May 4 - 5
Lehman’s Lake and Campground,
2957 E Beaverdam Rd, Centerville, TN 37033 United States
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MOAB Bike Shop presents GRAVEL REVIVAL All proceeds benefiting Ride For Reading Click link below to learn everything you need to know about Gravel Revival: Gravel Revival Event Program Gravel/Dirt Fondo Festival for all levels of cyclists with plenty of overnight camping available 2 Day Event Includes Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast and Sunday Post Ride Meal, Craft Beer and other tasty refreshments, Overnight camping plus activities for the entire family. Fishing available on lake. 2 Day Campers can arrive Friday afternoon to make a full weekend…

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Nashville Sounds Charity of the Game Night/Big Payback

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Tennessee Park,
19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219 United States
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Join us on May 2nd at First Tennessee Park for a Nashville Sounds baseball game! We are excited to announce that Ride for Reading has been selected as the Charity of the Game! Watch for our promo videos on the big screen and be sure to stop by our Ride for Reading booth on the concourse behind Section 111 before, during or after the game. Help us bring books to children here in Nashville by dropping off new or gently-used…

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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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Delivery to Glenview Elementary – April

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seven Oaks Park,
3474 McGavock Park, Nashville, TN 37217 United States
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We invite you to register to join us for our April book delivery to Glenview Elementary School on Tuesday, April 2nd from 12:00pm – 2:30pm in Nashville, TN! Location meet-up: Seven Oaks Park (3474 McGavock Pike). If you would like to help out by donating new or gently-used children’s books for this delivery, we are partnering up with Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea – Lenox Village for a Book Drive during the entire month of March! Stop in to support this newly-opened coffee shop and…

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March 2019

Delivery to Smith Springs Elementary – March

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Smith Springs Community Center,
2801 Smith Springs Rd., Nashville, TN 37217 United States
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Join us for our FIRST book delivery in 2019 to Smith Springs Elementary School in Antioch, TN on Friday, March 1st. We will meet at Smith Springs Community Center at 12:00pm. We are kicking off delivery season by inviting volunteers to dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ B-day and Read Across America Day (March 2nd)! Light snacks, beverages and cupcakes will be provided! 1 in 300. According to the Handbook of Early Literacy Research, the ratio of books per child 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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MLK Day of Service – Ride for Reading

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 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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November 2018

Delivery to Whitsitt Elementary – Nov.

November 7, 2018 @ 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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