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NASCAR Chicago Street Race and All Kids Bike Surprise Chicago Public Schools Students with Holiday Bike Donation

Bike Unveil at Ogden Elementary in Downtown Chicago Furthers Ongoing Partnership Between NASCAR Chicago Street Race, NASCAR Foundation, All Kids Bike, and CPS

Today, the NASCAR Chicago Street Race and The NASCAR Foundation unveiled a special holiday bike donation at Ogden Elementary School, in continuation of their ongoing partnership with the national non-profit All Kids Bike and Chicago Public Schools. To date, NASCAR has donated more than $48,000 in bikes, helmets, online curriculum, and training equipment to eight Chicago Public Schools through All Kids Bike.

“NASCAR is a part of the Chicago community 365-days a year, and we are proud to continue our partnership with All Kids Bike to bring the joy of speed to Chicago Public Schools students this holiday season,” said Julie Giese, President, NASCAR Chicago Street Race. “We may have the next generation of racers right here in Chicago, so we’re thrilled to help them get their start on two wheels.”

All Kids Bike is a national Learn-to-Ride program designed to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten physical education classes. In April, the NASCAR Chicago Street Race and The NASCAR Foundation were joined by NASCAR Cup Series driver Harrison Burton at Brian Piccolo Elementary School to unveil a fleet of Strider Balance Bikes.

“Throughout the year, the NASCAR Chicago Street Race and The NASCAR Foundation have been invaluable partners in helping us get kids across Chicago moving,” said Lisa Weyer, Executive Director of All Kids Bike. “By teaching bike riding at the entry-level in a public school system, we are able to establish a positive foundation for a lifetime of riding.”

The All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program boasts an inclusive, proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum that offers every child the opportunity to experience the joy of two wheels. For more information, visit AllKidsBike.org.

“The NASCAR Foundation is committed to helping foster healthy communities in every city in which we race – including the great city of Chicago,” said Nichole Krieger, The NASCAR Foundation Vice President & Executive Director. “We are grateful to partner with organizations like All Kids Bike and Chicago Public Schools who truly understand the importance of getting kids moving.”

About Chicago Street Race

The Chicago Street Race is home to the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race in the 75-year history of NASCAR. Located in downtown Chicago, the 2024 event will once again take competitors past and through many of the city’s most renowned downtown landmarks on Michigan Avenue, South Columbus Drive, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive and the start-finish line near Buckingham Fountain. The Cup Series will be joined by the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part of a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment festival with global music headlines over the Fourth of July Weekend on July 6-7, 2024. For more information, visit NASCARChicago.com.

About NASCAR

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in NASCAR racing communities through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund and the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $43 Million to impact the lives of nearly 1.7 million children across the country.

About Strider® Education Foundation and All Kids Bike

The All Kids Bike Learn-to-Ride Kindergarten PE Program launched in 2018 with a simple mission: to give every child in America the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike in school. The program includes everything needed to teach thousands of students at a school for 7-10 years: teacher training and certification, a fleet of 24 bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, an instructional bike for the teacher, 2 rolling metal bike storage racks, and access to a resource portal and live support for the life of the program. Substantially underwritten by Strider Bikes, All Kids Bike Learn-to-Ride Kindergarten PE Programs are active in over 1,000 schools across all 50 states, teaching over 100,000 kids to ride each year. For more information, please visit www.allkidsbike.org.