Boys & Girls Club of Bend’s summer mountain bike program has taken nearly 700 local kids mountain biking over the past 9 years. In 2009, the program was started and sponsored by the now defunct Bend’s Big Fat Tour (BBFT), purchasing a fleet of mountain bikes, helmets and a flatbed trailer with a Bend-made bike rack. Funds from BBFT lasted through the 2017 summer.
In April of 2018, we asked the community for their help in supporting our bike camp again to ensure that our program continued into the future. We are so excited to report that through the generosity of our community and the support of Bend's Fat Tire Tour (BFTT), we raised a total of $21,423.61 to support our program! This total includes donations from BFTT participants, a portion of the proceeds from BFTT, an annual gift from Bend Bella Cyclists, and a number of donations from our amazing community members!
A special thank you to Melanie Fisher who has supported bike camp since its inception in 2009 and continues to be a champion for our kids to make sure that they experience the trails in Bend!
Another special thank you to Mike Ripley who supported this program through BFTT and helped us raise $8,123.61 of the $21,423.61 listed above!
If you are interested in supporting Bike Camp or making a contribution to Bike Camp, please contact Brandy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 541-617-2877.
Thank you for your support!