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GIVE 5 Rides encourage Advocates to Share a Ride, Build Confidence, Start a Habit, and Expand Ridership. Neighbor to Neighbor rides are simple, scalable, and powerful means of sharing the joy of cycling in familiar environments.
Easy as it may be to ride, most people are apprehensive about getting back on a bike. Starting in the familiar territory of your neighborhood will ease the worry and time constraints, as well as set a familiar example for others who may see their neighbors cycling. For the beginner, 5 miles may seem daunting; yet to the advocate, 5 miles is a mere thirty minute commitment. The destination is not important- this is all about the journey.
Cycle Advocates can function as mentors to new and hopeful cyclists, giving invaluable insight and confidence in riding skills and basic mechanical understanding of the bike.
Giving Neighbor to Neighbor Rides provides exponential growth in people experiencing cycling, and while many may not make cycling a habit, they will gain confidence in getting on the bike
from time to time, and gain an understanding and appreciation of cyclists as helpful people the next time they see a cyclist in action.
Pick a good day when your neighbors are outside and let the good times roll.
Start a Neighborhood ride with friends and you will have spread the joy of the ride and raised awareness of Cycling in your corner of the Earth.