Alyssa's Fundraising Page
Dear Friends and Family,
In several weeks I am going to bike from Boston to Montreal with the Boston Cyclists Union! This is my first biking trip and I'm super excited for the challenge, the company, and the extended time outdoors. Since moving to Boston years ago, I have used my bike as my primary mode of transportation to get to classes, run errands, and commute to work. While I love the freedom that I have with a bike, it comes with a substantial risk in Boston. Sadly, many of my friends and I have had bad experiences with cars while riding on bikes, and in some cases accidents have resulted in my friends seriously hurt, shaken up, and/or understandably reluctant to get back on a bike. While I feel that everyone should have access to this free, sustainable, and empowering mode of transportation, the lack of bike infrastructure is a major barrier to safely biking in Boston.
The money that I am raising to bike to Montreal will support the direct costs for my trip, and the remainder will fund the Boston Cyclists Union in advocating for safer biking conditions and increasing access to biking. Some examples of their work include campaigns for physically separated bike lanes on busy streets and free repair programs in areas with limited bike shops. I would be very grateful for any contribution to my fundraising goal. Thanks for reading!