I have decided I am going to ride in the Tour De Tucson again this year. I am not riding because I think I am a great cyclist (I have scars to prove that I am not) but because I have an opportunity to raise money for kiddos with disabilities to get modified bicycles. These are kiddos, that because of their physical limitations, would not otherwise be able to experience riding a bike. These special bikes are not covered by insurance, they are considered a luxury item. All of the money raised goes towards building customized bicycles for these kiddos. The more money that is raised, the more kids get bikes. Please consider donating any amount you can. Every dollar helps towards my goal of $1,000. Sadly, many of Tucson's kids have never had the luxury of kid-hood due to the demands and constraints of living with a disability. It's time consuming, isolating, and expensive. Until now! Children's Clinics is ensuring that kids they serve (and children in the community with complex health needs) get the opportunity to just be a kid and ride like the wind!
In the last two years the money raised through the Tour has purchased over 240 adaptive bicycles! Last year we raised nearly $18,000 dollars!!!