ST. CHARLES – After logging onto Facebook on Monday, Tammy Simmons of Project Mobility said she was excited about the reach the nonprofit organization’s latest post has received.
The post – which outlines the rules for an adaptive bike giveaway – had generated more than 6,700 views within 24 hours.
“For us, that’s huge,” said Simmons, pointing out other posts that had less than 200 views.
Project Mobility – a St. Charles-based nonprofit that aims to provide adaptive bikes to disabled children and adults – is using its Facebook page to gather nominations for its bike giveaway during its Sept. 15 fundraiser, Everybody Rides.
Everybody Rides is just that: an event where everybody, disabled and abled alike, can participate, Simmons said. She noted Project Mobility will supply adaptive bikes to those who need them.
Registration is $25 through Friday, after which it increases to $35. Family prices are available. Participants can register for a 10-mile family trail ride or rides of varying lengths on country roads.
The event begins at James O. Breen Community Park at the corner of Campton Hills and Peck roads in St. Charles. Food, drinks, raffles, games and entertainment are planned at the park after the ride.
An adaptive bike valued at more than $3,000 will be given away at the event.
Project Mobility is asking people to submit their stories about how this bike would change their life or the life of someone they know. Whoever gets the most Facebook “likes” will win the bike.
“It’s a fun way to get people engaged in it,” said Simmons, adding that a lot of people don’t realize what the families go through and how much more expensive everything is for them.
Visit www.facebook.com/ProjectMobility.org for a complete set of rules for the Everybody Rides adaptive bike giveaway and to vote for the nominees.
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Register for Everybody Rides, a fundraiser benefiting Project Mobility, at www.active.com.