News & Events

2nd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING, APRIL 26, 2015

Thanks to our friends, family, and community, we raised over $4500.  Thank you everyone!

HELMETS

CASSELBERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

To commemorate the anniversary of Rickey's death, 60 helmets were donated to Rickey's former elementary school on 9/21/2012.

September 21, 2012:  Rick gave a lesson in bicycle safety and Rickey's mother, brother, and sister joined us in distributing 60 bicycle helmets to Casselberry Elementary School (Rickey's former school).

SOUTH SEMINOLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, CASSELBERRY FL

We were able to give out 40 helmets to the middle school that Rickey attended in December 2012.





RIVERSPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL

40 helmets were donated to Riversprings Middle School in Orange City, Florida in memory of Colin Anderson.

JFK MIDDLE SCHOOL, PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY

Your donations are hard at work.  We delivered 40 helmets to JFK Middle School in the Comsewogue School District on April 10, 2013.

  • CYCLING PASSAGE

In April 1, 2013, Rickey's good friend Mike Cottle rode over 1,000 miles, from Orlando, FL to Pittsburgh, PA in Rickey's memory and to support our charity.  The ride raised over $2,000.  Thanks, Mike!  We love you!

You can check out Mike's blog at cyclingpassage.blogspot.com.

PENN TRAFFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Rick met Mike in Pittsburgh at the end of Mike's ride and they donated 50 helpets to Trafford Middle School.

T.C. MARSH MIDDLE SCHOOL, DALLAS TEXAS

We delivered 60 helmets toT.C. Marsh Middle School with the help and support of Rick's brother, David Bates.

ALL 50 STATES!  In September, 2016, we reached our goal of donating helmets to students in all 50 states!

 

GREATER CLEVELAND SPORTS COMMISSION:  We have donated 75 helmets a year to this organization for the past two years.  They outfit 150 students per year with new bikes and gear.  We are proud to be one of their sponsors and will continue to work with them in the future.

 

iCAN BIKE:  This year we donated to a foundation on Long Island, NY that teaches children with special needs how to ride a bike and look forward to working with them in the future.

 

THRILLER BMX CHARITIES: We have donated helmets annually to this charity in Ohio that promotes BMX safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Safety

Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents do happen.  Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency room with bike injuries and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that require a multi-day hospital stay.  Some of these injuries are very serious and may also cause death, especially from head injuries.

 

Head injuries can mean brain injury. That is why it is so important to wear your bike helmet.  Wearing a helmet doesn't mean you can be reckless, but it will provide some protection for your face and your head in case you fall down.

 

Here are a few things you should do when riding your bike:

  1. Put your helmet on and fasten your strap.
  2. Use designated bike lanes.
  3. Always look both ways when crossing the street.
  4. Walk your bike across the street at intersections.
  5. Wear bright clothes or reflectors on your bike and helmet.  It helps other people to see you.

So let's go out on our bikes and have fun...but always remember bike safety first!