February 17, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness for Cyclists

February 17 is designated as "Random Acts of Kindness Day." I'm narrowing it down to "Random Acts of Kindness for & by Cyclists Day." These are just a few ideas to keep in the back of your head, not just for today, but for any day.

-Don't just run/ride/drive by - ask that stranded mountain biker if he needs help.

-Give your unwanted Triathlon or Marathon medals to Medals 4 Mettle which helps kids with cancer.

-Donate your unused cycling jerseys to a charity.

-Put some bucks into a cycling related charity like the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

-Finally give some $$$ to your bud who is riding in the MS150. He's been asking for a long time, so just do it.

-Put your old tubes, tires, spare bike parts into the bicycle re-cycle bins at Jack & Adam's Bicycles.

-Pick up someone else's trash that "accidentally" got left behind on the trail.

-Send a card or handwritten letter of thanks to your cycling partner. You draft off him; he deserves some thanks.

-Tell your dad he shouldn't wear his cycling jersey around like a t-shirt, no matter how convenient he thinks those back pockets are. Say it in your kindest voice.


What are some other kind acts related to cycling?

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Quote of the Day: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)


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