Bike Rack at River Road Park:
The Foundation purchased a 20 bicycle parking rack and arranged its installation at River Road Park with the New Hanover County Parks and Gardens Department. The rack was installed on an asphalt pad and enclosed by fencing to protect the bicycles which were constructed by the New Hanover County Parks & Recreation Division. It was dedicated on March 26, 2016 in conjunction with the Cape Fear Cyclists quarterly Adopt-a-Highway clean-up River Road. A sign indicating the TBBF donation is displayed prominently on one end of the rack.
Dates: March 2016
Safe Cycling for Individuals With Disabilities:
UNCW conducts a program called "I can Do it" for individuals with disabilities. Part of that program included cycling on an adaptive bicycle. However, because of broken parts on the adaptive bike, that part of the program could not be conducted. TBBF Board member Tamlyn Shields determined that a grant of about $600 would fund the needed repair and Treasurer Barbara Fulp issued a check for that amount. The UNCW staff completed the repair for $450 and returned the remaining grant funds to the TBBF Treasurer.
Dates: December 2016
Memorial Ride for Cyclists Killed on NC Highways:
This ride was organized and conducted in a partnership with Cape Fear Cyclists and held on October 21,2017. It was called "Daniel’s Ride to honor Daniel Fetner, as well as all other cyclists killed on NC roadways. Daniel Fetner, 17 years old was an avid cyclist that had toured several states via bicycle. He was killed on July 19, 2017 when he was struck from behind by an impaired motorist in Supply, NC. A Brunswick County man was charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle. The memorial ride took place at Carolina Beach State Park. About 80 people came out to remember Daniel and advocate for safe cycling. Funds were collected for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Bike Walk NC (BWNC) a North Carolina Bike - Ped advocacy organization.
Date: October 21, 2017
Cape Fear Cyclists Education Trailer:
The CFC Education Committee has a substantial amount of educational event equipment (signs, training aides and bicycles) that need to be transported to bike safety event sites. The TBBF Foundation contributed to the purchase of an enclosed trailer to store this equipment and transport it to training events.
Date: May 14, 2015
Gullah - Geechee Program & Ride in Navassa:
TBBF Board Member Bethel Paris worked with the Town of Navassa's Councilman Earnest Mooring to arrange and conduct a safety training program for teenage youth and a ride in Navassa which focused on the Gullah - Geechee historical points in Navassa.
Dates: March 2016
Bike Safety and Maintenance Training for Transitioning Adults:
TBBF Board Member Bethel Paris and Mike Bassano (CFC Education Committee Chair) conducted training sessions for Leading Into New Communities, Inc. (LINC, Inc.), a non-profit organization that provides transitional living and case management services for men and women returning from prison and for African American young men. TBBF training focused on riding skills, safety and bike maintenance.
Dates: January and February 2016
Grant awarded to Switchin’ Gears
The TBBF awarded a grant in the amount of $2,000 to Switchin' Gears to purchase equipment for the Work a Bike Off Program, where individuals can earn a bicycle. Specifically, bike repair stands, a mobile bike rack and bike maintenance tools were purchased. Switchin’ Gears is a non-profit organization that promotes bicycling in Wilmington as a feasible means of transportation and a means that addresses wealth and health disparities that inevitably exist in our community. They seek to empower individuals in our community to take control of their transportation, health and sense of community.