Friday, 23 May 2014

Support June 4th Moving Madness fundraiser for the Community Bicycle Network Toronto's original community bike service

Community Bicycle Network: Moving Madness Fundraising Party

TORONTO, Ontario All bicycle enthusiasts are encouraged to come out to the Moving Madness Fundraising Party to support CBN during their search for a new home.

The Fundraising Party will take place on Wednesday June 4, 2014 from 7:00p.m. – 11p.m. The event will be hosted at Round Venue, 152 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market. Members, supporters, and alumni will spend the evening raising funds to purchase or rent any new space that CBN might find. The Fundraising Party will have special speakers, door prizes a silent auction and more. “There will definitely be some cool silent auction prizes up for grabs!” says CBN’s Board Chair, Adrian Currie

This Fundraiser comes during a difficult time for CBN, as the non-profit organization will likely find itself homeless before the end of this year’s cycling season. The old church at Queen Street West and Euclid Avenue was recently sold to a developer, and with that the organization has had to start looking for a new home. Having a space to implement CBN’s programming is central to the organization’s mission, but its future remains uncertain.

Nonetheless, the Moving Madness Fundraiser will be an important event in the 21st anniversary season for CBN. It began with the Toronto International Bicycle Show in early March, and will continue with historical bike tours of Toronto (a joint venture with Heritage Toronto) and the 3rd annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show. “Not only will we be trying to raise funds for any potential move to a new location, but we will highlight the fact that we need to support the existing 'infrastructure' that we have in Toronto,” Currie says.

Since 1993, CBN has been working to make cycling a more accessible form of transportation in Toronto by providing cyclists with the necessary skills and tools to maintain their bicycles. Offering expert repairs, workshops, a DIY space and discounted parts, CBN empowers and educates cyclists, while reducing congestion and the number of bikes going to landfills through sustainable cycling practices.

For more information about the Moving Madness Fundraising Party or to support CBN in their search for a new location, please contact Adrian Currie by phone at 416-504-2918 or by email: info@communitybicyclenetwork.org


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