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Performance raises $17,500 for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Published June 15, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — During National Bike Month in May, Performance Bicycle and its customers raised $17,522 for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy via a combination of customer donations and matching funds from the retailer.

Throughout May, cyclists were invited to make an in-store or online donation of $1 to support the nonprofit's efforts to build, maintain, defend and connect trail corridors across the nation, with Performance matching up to $10,000 of all donations collected.

"We are thrilled to partner with Performance Bicycle to continue growing our network of active supporters," said Mary O'Connor, vice president of development and communications for Rails-to-Trails. "Performance Bicycle and its customers' generous contributions show their dedication to developing and growing local cycling communities and promoting healthy, active lifestyles."

"We are overwhelmed by the amazing support our customers have provided to Rails-to-Trails," said Chris London, Performance's community relations manager.

"Performance Bicycle keeps our customers on the move while Rails-to-Trails connects them, and our combined advocacy efforts work to create and maintain more safe places to ride and be active. We're proud to partner with Rails-to-Trails in achieving this goal on the national and local level."

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