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April 5, 2011

April 5th Bike-build Event

Nonprofit Donates 70 Bicycles to Cambridge Public Schools

Contact: Chantal Boxer boxer@finiconcierge.com 617.680.6596

CYCLE Kids Kicks Off The Rollout of Seven New Programs In Cambridge Public Schools With a Bike-build Event on April 5, 2011

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April 4, 2011

Cambridge Community Bike-build Held to Kick off New Programs

To start up seven new programs in Cambridge Public Schools, CYCLE Kids hosted a Community Bike Build event. Eager CYCLE Kids supporters and veterans, mechanics from Belmont Wheelworks, plus volunteers from Starbucks, American Express Travel, Gentle Giant, the Cambridge Police Department, John Kerry’s office, and Launch Squad PR came together to help build 70 bikes to be used as part of our curriculum that teaches kids the skills and knowledge to lead active and healthy lives.

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March 30, 2011

Bike Talk Radio interviews Julie

Last August our CYCLE Kids Executive Director Julianne Idlet interviewed with Bike Talk Radio, a broadcast program that discusses all aspects of the world of cycling. The hour-long show airs every other Sunday at 8:30 PM. Topics range from advocacy to professional racing.

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March 27, 2011

Barry and Daniella, CYCLE Kids Marathoners and Supporters

Barry Adelman is no rookie when it comes to long-distance running; he has completed more than 10 marathons on his home turf of New York. Running was far from a favorite hobby of Barry’s when he began to hit the streets back in 1978, but he teamed up with a friend and law partner and they set out to enjoy good weather and run a couple miles each day. After consistently running those few miles, another friend recommended increasing their distance. Accepting the challenge, Barry and his running partner boosted the distance of their runs and – to their surprise – enjoyed every extra mile!

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February 8, 2011

CYCLE Kids 2009 Annual Report one of the 100 Best in the World

We are sending out a huge thank-you and congratulations to Robert Krivicich and his team at Weymouth Design. They designed the CYCLE Kids 2009 Annual Report, which has been chosen by Graphis as one of the 100 best reports in the world! Graphis is an international journal showcasing excellence in design and visual imagery.

It will be showcased in early March in the United Kingdom. Check out our report as well as other winners!

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February 6, 2011

Cambridge Joins the Let's Move Initiative

We are excited to announce that Cambridge has been asked to participate in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative. Dr. Howard Koh, the United States Assistant Secretary of Health, joined CYCLE Kids and around 150 others in celebrating Cambridge being the newest addition to the 500 Let’s Move communities!

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February 2, 2011

Fitness Mag 2011

Seven years ago on a bike ride with a friend, Julianne Idlet had an epiphany: “We were discussing the rise in childhood obesity,” she says. “Suddenly I had the simple idea that more kids needed to ride bikes more often, and I could help.” So Julianne, 51, at that time a coach for the Harvard University cycling team and a marketing executive, founded Cycle Kids, a nonprofit that teaches fourth and fifth graders to ride bikes and make smart food choices.

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January 31, 2011

CYCLE Kids Celebrates Green Commuters

On a chilly Friday morning, CYCLE Kids representatives found themselves mingling with the Harvard community, giving out bracelets, tattoos, and Clif Bars to the green commuters who attended the first Walk/Ride Day of 2011. Sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association, the event featured a very green hot breakfast by Fire and Ice and other local eateries. The square filled with community leaders and representatives from diverse organizations promoting their ideas about how to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

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November 3, 2010

Specialized Donates 30 Bikes Through Their “Likes for Bikes” Campaign

Specialized culminated a three-month Facebook campaign to benefit CYCLE Kids by presenting us with 30 bicycles at our First Annual Gala Event. This generous donation will enable CYCLE Kids to launch three new programs in Cambridge schools, teaching kids not only how to ride bikes, but a valuable curriculum that includes nutrition, literacy, safety, and confidence. These programs will have a positive impact on hundreds of kids over the next decade.

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October 18, 2010

Likes 4 Bikes

Specialized Bicycles is partnering with local nonprofit CYCLE Kids to help fight the national epidemic of childhood obesity by giving bikes to 4th and 5th graders in the city of Cambridge. Specialized Bicycles’ "Likes for Bikes" campaign launched last month on Facebook: for every 1,000 people that “like” the iamspecialized.com Facebook page, Specialized will donate one bike towards a CYCLE Kids program that will be given to a Cambridge school.

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