On Saturday, September 12, 2020 riders from Team Velocipede will be cycling 200 miles in one day in an effort to raise funds and more importantly raise awareness for ICNA Relief Women’s Transitional Housing across the US. Join us in supporting them for this cause.
Team Velocipede is a cycling club based in the Washington DC metro area that began more than 9 years ago. It currently has a roster of 35 riders who participate in road, gravel, and mountain bike disciplines. Members have a robust riding schedule and partake in competitive as well as charity events. With its core values of altruism, resilience, fortitude, and the pursuit of excellence, the Velocipede family seeks to promote health, fitness, competition, brotherhood and community outreach through the platform of cycling.
About ICNA Relief
ICNA Relief runs 22 transitional homes for women and children in the USA. These homes are an alternative to a traditional shelter home and instead provide temporary housing with assistance in growing and healing. Women are provided one-on-one support with trained case managers, who work with them in identifying areas of growth and link them to appropriate community resources such as public benefits, legal and immigration support, mental health services and healthcare.
Does sponsor mean we are giving money to the cyclists?
No, your donations are going to the ICNA Relief Transitional Housing program. Sponsor simply means supporting the cyclists efforts metaphorically. You are acknowledging their hard work and ability to cycle this long distance. You are encouraging their efforts in raising awareness for the issue.
I want to cycle! How can I join?
At this time, it is only this particular group of cyclists who are participating. InshaAllah this campaign is a success and we will look to include multiple cycling groups or cyclists for future initiatives. Stay tuned!