STOP, SWAP AND SAVE is proud to support the following organizations and the great work they do. Check below for information on our current Non-Profit Partners. For information on the FREE and easy way to become a SWAP Non-Profit Partner click here.

With over 70 rides throughout the country, Bike MS is the nation’s largest fundraising bike series. With each pedal stroke and fundraising dollar you're helping us reach our goal — a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. All rides are fully supported and include various route options for all abilities, festive rest stops every 10-15 miles, meals and snacks to keep you energized throughout the ride and a celebration at the finish line. The two local rides are Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, starting/finishing in Easton, MD on the weekend of June 13th 2020 and Bike MS: Nation’s Capital, starting/finishing in Reston, VA on Sunday, August 30th. Please email nate.roos@nmss.org to learn more about Bike MS and the local rides.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization geared toward helping all children ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to kids most in need. The public donates gently used bikes in October; we clean, refurbish, and repair them with thousands of volunteers and then give them away to kids in need in December. We currently give away 10,000 bikes or more every year in ten locations around the U.S.—90,000 since 2008.

It’s a simple concept: Every year 8 million kids’ bikes are outgrown in the U.S., so there is an endless supply of bikes that are no longer needed by their current owners. But there are other kids that do need bikes, whose families can not afford them. We work with government and nonprofit organizations to identify those kids, and give them the bikes we’ve refurbished. In August, 2019, Free Bikes 4 Kidz  rode into Maryland, and in our first campaign we collected over 500 bikes for local kids in need. Next year we intend to do more.

For more information, visit fb4kmaryland.org or see our Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FreeBikes4KidzMaryland/

The Pennsylvania Hope Ride, part of the American Cancer Society's Determination Endurance Series, is a community of dedicated cyclists riding toward a world without cancer. Taking place June 27th-28th 2020, the Hope Ride is fully supported, equipped with water and lunch stops, and includes meals for the weekend. Participants choose to ride either 1 or 2 days through the scenic PA countryside. The ride begins and ends at the American Cancer Society's Hershey Hope Lodge, a home away from home where cancer patients traveling to the area for treatment can stay for free for however long they need. Ride with us and help us attack cancer from every angle. Additional information can be found on the PA Hope Ride Website.

JDRF is the leading global organization fighting for a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world. T1D strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that to-date has raised over $50 million for T1D research. The Ride gives cyclists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to support breakthroughs that transform the lives of people with T1D, until there is a cure. Riders can choose between 6 stunning ride locations – Grand Rapids, MI, La Crosse, WI, Saratoga Springs, NY, Amelia Island, FL, Death Valley, CA, and Tucson, AZ – and multiple route options ranging from 30 to 100 miles.

By taking part in JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, you'll be joining a dedicated, caring, and inspiring T1D community all riding together to turn type one into type none. Learn more today at ride.jdrf.org and register to ride with us in 2020!

Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League (MICL) is a non-profit organization committed to positive youth development through an introduction to mountain biking. We work under NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, to train hundreds of volunteer coaches each year, and we produce safe, quality mountain bike events that focus on fun, equity and inclusivity and further the goal of developing strong body, strong mind, and strong character for our participating student-athletes.

We are a volunteer driven organization that relies on the support and participation from the community to operate our programs. Please check us out on social media at @marylandMTB or online at marylandmtb.org and see how you can become a part of the Maryland League!

The Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling (BCYC) program works with youth ages 12-18 across Philadelphia in building healthy habits, leadership, and independence through the sport of cycling. Part of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s education department, BCYC builds entry level to advanced competitive cycling skills with its teams through the progressive program tiers, but it does not stop there. BCYC embraces pillars of positive youth development through sport to inspire and nurture the growth of the whole athlete – emotional wellbeing, academic success, civic participation, career planning, and beyond. Find out more at https://bicyclecoalition.org/programs/youth-cycling/#sthash.BhAYNVah.

San Mar Family and Community Services presents The Great Bicycle Tour of the C & O (TGBT) July 11-14. 2020. A fully supported four-day ride on the C&O Canal. Join us as we begin in Cumberland, MD and ride to Mile Marker 0 in Washington, DC. 184.5 miles of no hills, no headwinds and no cars. Plenty of food, lots of support, ride at your own pace, well organized. This is the 33rd annual benefit ride for San Mar Family and Community Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that maintains national accreditation and has provided services  to children, families, and the community every day since November 8, 1883! Learn more about our important work online at sanmarhope.org.

 

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