It’s gonna be…MAY! Join Ride for Reading for some exciting Events & Volunteer opportunities!

May 2ndNashville Sounds Charity of the Game/Big Payback

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! More details can be found HERE.

May 2nd is also The Big Payback a community-wide, 24-hour online giving challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle TN. Make a donation to Ride for Reading between 6-9pm on May 2nd HERE.

May 4th & 5thMOAB Bike Shop presents GRAVEL REVIVAL benefiting Ride for Reading

MOAB Bike Shop has teamed up with Ride for Reading to celebrate a unique cycling experience. This Gravel/Dirt Fondo is for all levels of cyclists. We want to create a festival atmosphere to welcome all riders to the rapidly growing trend of gravel grinding. There would be no Gravel Revival without the abundant chert/dirt roads of Hickman County. Take a step back in time to experience the varied terrain, from smooth, hard-packed dirt to narrow, rocky MTB-worthy surfaces. Join us on this special Cinco de Mayo weekend for camping, fun activities, well-marked routes, delicious local food, bike demos and entertainment.

All proceeds benefit Ride for Reading and our mission to deliver more books to children from low-income areas, on our bicycles! More details HERE.

May 5th – 11thNational Ride for Reading Week

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. The 2019 dates for National Ride for Reading Week are May 5-11, 2019. Currently, 17 cities are confirmed across the U.S. to host Ride for Reading deliveries. This is also our Annual Giving Campaign and we invite you to help us continue our mission of bringing more books to children in low-income communities by bicycle by donating to Ride for Reading at: Learn more about National Ride for Reading Week HERE.


May 10th – Nashville Book Delivery to Fall Hamilton Elementary

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 will be our biggest delivery of the year! Our goal is to have over 50 volunteer cyclists and readers joining us. We encourage you to invite your family, friends or a group of your colleagues to join you!

We hope you will join us in making a difference by delivering books to the children at Fall-Hamilton Elementary by bicycle. Get that bike ready, load up some books and join us for an experience you will never forget- and neither will the children you serve! All levels of cyclists and volunteer readers are welcome. Click HERE to learn more.