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JoyRide Cycling Studio to Host Fundraising Ride to Benefit Save the Children’s Relief Efforts in Nepal

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Save the Children staff receive supplies in Kathmandu for distribution to people affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. Save the Children photo.

I love living in a community where there are so many amazing businesses that look to give back to the community or raise funds for those in need.  JoyRide Cycling Studio is no stranger to the charity ride game; for as long as I’ve known them they’ve been hosting rides for local, regional, national and international causes.

This Friday, June 12 at 7pm, JoyRide will host a ride for Save the Children’s fundraising efforts to help the people of Nepal, who are recovering from the devastating earthquake on April 25 and subsequent aftershock on May 12.

Joyride logoScheduled for June 12 in JoyRide’s Westport studio at 1200 Post Road East (behind Crate and Barrel), the one-hour fundraising ride will be led by JoyRide instructor Selina Santos.  The ride itself is free, and there is a minimum $40 donation per rider. To register and reserve a bike, or to make a donation to Save the Children, please visit the event web site here.

Save the Children and the international aid community are working around the clock in Nepal’s mountainous central region. These earthquakes caused more than 8,600 deaths and injured 20,000 people. Nearly 750,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, affecting 3.7 million people, including 1.5 million children. More than 900 small health facilities and thousands of schools were also affected and remain closed. Across the affected region, thousands of families, who are fearful of the many earthquakes and landslides, are living in open fields, along roads and at damaged public facilities without access to food, clean water or other essentials.

This fundraising ride is open to all JoyRiders and members of the community (all levels – no experience necessary). JoyRide’s doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the one-hour ride will begin at 7 p.m.

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Laxmi with her daughter Saniya, 5, at a tented settlement in Kamalbinayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal. Save the Children is providing displaced families essential items with infant kits, which include warm clothes, hats and blankets as well as essential hygiene kits. Save the Children photo.

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