Leadership: We have built a leadership team with three individuals who are very involved in the local community - Laura Kajfez who works for the City of Tempe and Susan Conklu who is a local bicycle advocate and artist and metal worker for bike racks.
Fundraising: We launched a local campaign with 36 donors raising $1,600 with a matching donor for $3,200 total. We also raised $5,000 from the Arizona lottery! This means we raised $8,200 total combined with the ChangeX and Microsoft funds to buy a Cycling Without Age Trishaw and insurance.
Local art: The transportation manager for the City of Tempe created a piece of original art to celebrate Cycling Without Age that we'll auction off as part of our fundraising.
Partnerships: We have set up a partnership with a local nursing home called Apache Trails that is for deaf elderly individuals.
Volunteers: We have planned our first volunteer meet and greet event and will order our trishaw in May as soon as we receive the funds from the AZ Lottery (which they confirmed will arrive by May 30th).
Bike Rides: Rides will begin as soon as we get our bike!