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Back Alley Bikes brings in 2021 with the 9th annual Bike the Blizzard fundraising event. This year, riders can join organized rides throughout daylight hours on Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th. Some riders will also stick to the 24 hour tradition of years past and ride throughout the night. While it takes special people to get excited about riding bikes in freezing, snowy conditions, it takes an equally special organization to put this type of event on year after year! And this year, we are counting on our community to come out like never before to help us continue to support Detroit’s cycling community. 

 

Riding bikes in January in Michigan may not be for everyone, but supporting Back Alley Bikes, an important resource for Detroit’s cycling community, feels great and is easy to do!  You can help by donating money to a registered rider, register yourself, your family and friends and fundraise among your circles, or donate on our website https://thehubofdetroit.org/donate-now/. Minimum fundraising totals for each individual is $50.  

The event, as always, will be based out of the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corp (CCNDC) Community Center adjacent to Back Alley Bikes and the Hub of Detroit. Most organized rides will leave from this centralized location. Sign up to learn more about the routes and ride leaders. 

Riders will have access to bike sag support during organized rides, and there will be an on-call vehicle to support as well. The Community Center will be open during daylight hours, while organized rides are out, for basic bike repairs, wrapped snacks, hot drinks and water. Masks will be mandatory while inside for everyone’s safety. 

  These funds help Back Alley Bikes keep the doors open throughout the winter months and beyond, so we can continue offering support to Detroit’s cycling community in the form of getting free bikes to youth in the city, offering a safe space with resources and knowledge for DIY Open Shop, holding educational classes, and volunteer time, when community members help to build bikes for Detroit youth and Garage Sales.   

Want to be a sponsor? Lead a ride? Volunteer? Have questions? Send us an email. biketheblizzard@backalleybikes.org

 

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Back Alley Bikes is a 501 (c) (3) EIN: 80-0838047 nonprofit organization

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