Madison, WI – June 8, 2020, Saris is pleased to announce the challenge on ROUVY supporting World Bicycle Relief’s mission of providing bikes to frontline healthcare workers.
The Ride for World Bicycle Relief challenge will consist of three virtual routes that must be completed by June 23, 2020. For each completed challenge, Saris will donate $1 to World Bicycle Relief.
“Here at Saris, everything we do is about the bike, and we are excited to support our long-time partner, World Bicycle Relief.” Director of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Weiss, said. “Every dollar donated from this challenge will benefit their important work during the COVID19 pandemic.”
Bikes are proving more versatile and important than ever during these unprecedented times. World Bicycle Relief and their buffalo bicycles are ensuring that vulnerable communities are receiving the medical supplies and care needed during a global pandemic. Whether it is medication delivery, pre/post-natal care, food and water distribution, or news delivery, every dollar helps provide another bicycle that provides these life-saving services.
“It has been incredible to see how many people are turning to bikes during this time – as a mode of transportation, for mental and physical well-being, as a way for families to get outside together, and in virtually to find a way to connect with others.” WBR Director of Partnerships, Claire Geiger, said. “Seeing people come together on ROUVY as a community and take on the challenge of distance to support those that face it on a daily basis is incredibly inspiring. The Power of Bicycles has the ability to change the world.”
The routes have been chosen from ROUVY’s extensive catalog of geo-synced routes. Riders can choose which order to complete the routes during the challenge’s duration. Challenges are a unique way to bring together the ROUVY community. This is the second time Saris and ROUVY have partnered in 2020 to raise funds for areas heavily impacted by the COVID19 pandemic.
Petr Samek, ROUVY's CEO adds “We are happy to host such an event as a charity challenge donating to World Bicycle Relief. Any charitable initiatives are always warmly supported, especially from such a great partner as Saris, who is setting a great example of giving and making an impact on both local and global scale. We have seen a great wave of solidarity among our users at the beginning of the pandemics lockdown and we hope that this spirit will accompany this Challenge as well.”
At Saris, bikes are at the heart of everything they do. Through their products, Saris propels all types of bicyclists forward be it in pursuit of personal enjoyment or peak performance. Through their advocacy, Saris promotes healthier, happier, bike-smart communities both locally and nationally. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Saris proudly dreams, designs and builds car racks and indoor bike trainers, as well as public bike systems and infrastructure. For more information, visit www.saris.com.