Ride for Reading Join UIMA as a Ride for Reading volunteer!

  • 12:30 PM–3:00 PM

begins at the Neighborhood Center on Broadway
2105 Broadway, Iowa City

National Ride for Reading Week is an annual nationwide effort in which volunteer cyclists host book deliveries to schools in their communities. This year, with over 16 cities confirmed, Ride for Reading approximates that more than 30,000 books will be delivered. Delivery cities include Las Vegas, Nashville, Memphis, Philadelphia and Detroit and Iowa City! 

Our Ride:  THURSDAY, September 17th
Volunteer bicyclists meet at 12:30 pm at the Neighborhood Center on Broadway (2105 Broadway, Iowa City) to carry donated books in panniers, backpacks and by trailer to Alexander Elementary School.  We’ll help kids pick out books to take home as their very own.  Riders will be back at the Neighborhood Center by 3 pm.  Bring your bike, helmet, backpack!   (Helmet is required.)  Additional parking at the K-Mart parking lot; look for the Antelope Bookmobile.

We need:

Volunteer riders—sign up online and complete a Release and Waiver Statement  www.rideforreading.org/events  (Upcoming Events, then click on National Ride for Reading Week 2015, click on the small black box saying “find out more” and fill out the Volunteer Registration form completely.  Read the Release and Waiver Statement on the form too!)

Iowa City’s Ride for Reading delivery is a cooperative project of the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, the UI Museum of Art, Iowa City Bike Library, Think Bicycles of Johnson County, and the Antelope Lending Library.  Thanks to the Iowa City Community School District and Alexander Elementary School for their support and participation! 

For more information, call:

Beth Nobles, 319-467-3814

Chastity Dillard 319.354.2886 ext. 122

Anne Duggan, 319-621-0221

Contact: beth-nobles@uiowa.edu


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, 2013
Titanium, 40 x 70 x 29 in.
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.