The Chinatown Bike-a-thon is a green and healthy fundraiser to support youth leadership and a brighter future in our community. The ride is an 8 or 16 miles on the Paul Dudley White Bike Path along the Charles River. It is a family-friendly event that promotes healthy living and culminates in a picnic on the Boston Common. We are excited to continue to grow our Bike-a-thon and to grow our youth program with your help! The funds raised from the Chinatown Bike-a-thon directly support youth programming.
The Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI) provides internship opportunities to high school aged youth from the Greater Boston area, combining an Asian American Studies curriculum with hands-on community service and organizing projects. For over more than 20 years, CYI youth have played crucial roles in the campaign for a Chinatown library, voter registration drives, support for immigrant workers’ rights, establishing the first Chinatown Youth Platform, advocating for public transit and much more.
This year, CYI is working on a public transit campaign learning about gaps between community needs and MBTA service as well as the decision makers within the MBTA. Just as exciting, CYI increased its summer internship stipend to $1500 this year! CYI could not provide opportunities like these without support from folks like you!
Ride as an individual or as a team. Prizes will be awarded to riders and teams who raise the most! All riders and volunteers will be treated to a picnic in Boston Common provided by some of the best restaurants in the area. Register or donate now to start making a difference!
Start now by registering! Ask your friends, co-workers, and family to sponsor you for the event. Each rider gets their own personal fundraising page. You can also form a team and fundraise as a group! High school student riders are required to raise at least $35 and adult riders are required to raise a minimum of $70.