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 is National Bike Month, and we hope to encourage cyclists to use a Ride For Reading delivery as part of their local celebrations.
If you would like to host a delivery in your city or participate as a volunteer cyclist or reader in a delivery, please CONTACT US!
National RfR Week is also our Annual Giving Week – we rely on charitable donations to keep the lights on, keep the wheels turning, and provide these invaluable programs to the kids in our low-income areas. Please consider giving a 100% tax-deductible gift in any amount. Thank you.
Here is a list of the cities across the U.S. that have hosted Ride for Reading Book Deliveries in their communities:
2020 National Ride for Reading Week
**UPDATE AS OF 3/20/20** – DUE TO THE RECENT CRISIS WITH COVID-19, RIDE FOR READING WILL NOT BE HOSTING NATIONAL RIDE FOR READING WEEK IN MAY.
As always, the health and safety of our staff, coordinators, volunteers and the youth we serve is our main priority. We will share more information about possibly rescheduling. We appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation as we continue to follow the guidance of the CDC as well as local and state authorities.
*If you were planning to, or would like to, HOST a book delivery in your city in 2020, please complete THIS SURVEY. Thank you!
2019 National Ride for Reading Week
The 2019 dates for National Ride for Reading Week were May 5-11, 2019.
Here is our map of the 22 deliveries that happened in these 16 states that participated in Ride for Reading Week 2019.
Thank you to all of the cities that hosted a Ride for Reading delivery in their city!
2018 National Ride for Reading Week
Here is our amazing lineup of 23 cities that participated in Ride for Reading Week 2018, with deliveries the entire month!
April 27 – Boynton Beach, FL
May 3 – Gardnerville, NV (Scarselli Elementary)
May 7 – Springfield, TN / Eureka, CA
May 9 – Wheat Ridge, CO
May 10 – Mt. Juliet, TN / Montgomery, AL / Eureka, CA
May 11 – Nashville, TN / Cincinnati, OH / Henderson, NV / San Antonio, TX / Ashland, WI / Indianola, IA / Grand Junction, CO
May 12 – Roanoke, VA
May 15 – Dayton, NV
May 18 – East Alton IL / El Paso, TX
May 19-20 – El Paso, TX to Columbus, NM (60+ mile epic!)
May 22 – Gardenerville, NV (CC Meneley)
May 23 – Providence, RI / Carson City, NV (Bordewich-Bray) / Yerington, NV
May 25 – Minden, NV
May 30 – Fernley, NV
June 1 – Carson City, NV (Eagle Valley)