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october’s Cause

Beyond Pink TEAM

Join us Saturday, October 19th at 9 am for this month’s #GivingJOY charity ride! This month's cause was nominated by a two-year breast cancer survivor, and in alignment with October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have decided to support the Beyond Pink TEAM.

The Beyond Pink TEAM is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide breast cancer prevention, education, support, and advocacy for comprehensive, quality care for all in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities. Help us honor those at every step of the breast cancer journey and raise awareness for those fighting. 

“Let’s work together to get BEYOND the Pink and TEAM up to END breast cancer.”

🚴🏻‍♀️ Come ride for an amazing cause! Reserve your bike & make a donation here.

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August’s Cause

School Supply Drive

Thank you for donating school supplies for our August #GivingJOY!

We asked riders to donate school supplies to benefit our local schools and teachers - including Clorox wipes, markers, pencils, Kleenex, and glue sticks.

We were able to surprise 6 local teachers and shared the love to provide these supplies in their classrooms.

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july’s Cause

Knox Blocks Foundation

Thanks to July’s #GivingJOY ride, we were able to donate $185 to their foundation.

Their mission is simple. They want families in need to have a little extra peace of mind and a little piece of Knox. They raise money through donations to purchase Owlet Smart Socks. The Owlet Smart Sock is worn by infants to track their oxygen level and heart rate. Parents are alerted if the levels fall outside of range. The Knox Blocks Foundation believes every infant needs an Owlet Smart Sock and is determined to provide one to as many families as possible.

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june’s Cause

Big Brothers
Big Sisters

In June we supported the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa. Their mission is to build and support one-to-one relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth. Their motto — Together, We are Defenders of Potential. We don't create potential, we DEFEND it. Together we can help defend a positive, hopeful future for all children, regardless of circumstances.

This charity ride aimed to help Big Brothers Big Sisters get closer to their goal of serving 475 youth this year.

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May’s Cause

NAMI Black Hawk County

Thank you for celebrating Mental Health Awareness month with us! Over $100 in donations was given to NAMI Black Hawk from May’s #GivingJOY charity ride. 

NAMI Black Hawk County is a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They are a nonprofit, mental health organization founded by families affected by mental illness, determined to fight the stigma and discrimination surrounding the disease, and to promote recovery.

Many people with mental illness, their families, and partners may feel isolated and afraid to reach out for help. NAMI provides advocacy, education, and mutual support for all people affected by mental illness. They have free classes, educational presentations, and support groups provide a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.

For more information please contact Leslie at 319-235-5263 or namibh@qwestoffice.net.

 
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April’s Cause

Pedal To
End Cancer

Dubbed our biggest #GivingJOY event of the year, we set a goal of raising $10,000 and we did it!

Our mega event raised a grand total of $10,243! We want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated, who rode, who helped and who inspired.

💛Our community truly is amazing. We rode for our children, our parents, our siblings, our grandparents, our best friends, our co-workers — cancer shows no preference. This day will be remembered for a long time. We’re so thankful that our Joy community united to pedal together to raise HOPE for a cure.

Pedal to End Cancer is a national Indoor Cycling FUNdraising event that supports the American Cancer Society. The money we raised goes towards supporting our local community (American Cancer Society of Black Hawk County) as well as national research needs.

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march’s Cause

House of Hope

House of Hope provides homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent homes. Their vision is to end the cycle of homelessness for mothers and children in the Cedar Valley.

“To say you’re making a difference is an understatement. You’re changing lives.”

Their annual fundraiser was themed Woodstock Hope Fest this year. In true alignment, Soul instructor Kristen led our riders through an inspiring workout with an extra groovy playlist. Over $100 was donated to the organization!

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february’s Cause

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

In addition to our charity ride, we also hosted a month long Food Drive and our riders did not disappoint! Our Joywheel Food Drive resulted in 93 pounds of goods collected + $1,283 🤩

They can turn our donation into 5,198 Meals!! A huge thank you to all of our riders who contributed to this amazing effort.

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s mission is to provide nutritious food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations and individuals in Northeast Iowa, while offering hunger educational programs to the community and those in need. They estimate that 1 in 8 residents in our 16-county service area seeks assistance from a Food Bank agency each year.

 
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January’s Cause

Women At Play

Thank you for celebrating 50 Years of UNI Women’s Athletics with us!

Women at Play is an annual fundraising event for female student athlete scholarships at the University of Northern Iowa.

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December’s Cause

Toys for Tots

Thanks to all of our riders for generously donating a new and unwrapped toy for our local Toys for Tots foundation! Because of you, we were able to spread some joy to children and families all across Black Hawk county.

This past year, Toys for Tots was able to help 1,651 local kids to have a better Christmas!

 

Nominate a Cause of the Month

If you have a cause that’s near and dear to your heart, we’d like to encourage you to please nominate it here.

Please understand that we unfortunately cannot choose all nominations, but we’ll do our best to pick the ones that best support our community and members.

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Please include a brief message explaining why you'd like to nominate this cause, as well as when you'd like to recommend the ride take place. If there's a website with more information, please include that as well.
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