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TeJay van Garderen Donates Team Bike to Support Economic Reform for Black People

Published September 11, 2020

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●      A $50 donation gets Tour fans one pedal stroke closer to owning Tejay’s bike

●      Proceeds support the Peace Peloton, a nonprofit uniting bicyclists to support Black empowerment.

SEATTLE (Sept. 3, 2020, For Immediate Release) -- With a $50 donation, Tour de France fans who want to support economic reform for Black people--and raise awareness about inequity in bicycling--can potentially own the 2019 team bike of EF Pro Cycling Team member Tejay van Garderen.

The Peace Peloton, a Seattle nonprofit created in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, will give away van Garderen’s team-issued Cannondale SuperSix EVO Race bike to one lucky donor. The goal is to raise $25,000 to support the Peace Peloton’s community rides and programming.

Individuals can make a donation of at least $50 through Sept. 20, when one individual will be chosen on the final day of the Tour during Stage 21.

“Tejay is a fantastic guy who stepped up big time to support our efforts to grow this movement,” says Peace Peloton co-founder Reginald “Doc” Wilson, a Black bicyclist and community organizer who created the no-drop community rides in June.

Every Peace Peloton ride starts and ends at a Black-owned business, and includes prominent speakers of color who discuss Black history, systemic racism, criminal justice reform, and other important topics related to inequality. 

Peace Peloton has attracted a national and international following, with community bike rides in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., and more in the works in cities including Los Angeles, Portland, New York City, Cleveland, and London.

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