Thank you to all that participated in our first ever Kansas Safe Cycling event, which helped the Diego Ballesteros Benefit Fund. Together with all your contributions, BWA-W helped raise $3,200 to assist Diego in his long journey to recovery. We have received word from Diego that he is grateful for the love and support Wichita has for him. And a special message from Wichita to Diego: Thank You for you for inspiring us!
The BikeWalk Alliance-Wichita group intends to keep the date in October reserved for future events. It is not clear the intention of the funds that will be raised year over year, but it is safe to assume that our goal to raise awareness for bicycle saftey and necessary legislative changes is top priority.
Again, thank you to all that supported the event by riding in the group ride, donating items for auction, purchasing auction items, making cash donations, and volunteering your time. And a big THANK YOU to Heroes Sports Bar and Grill for their generous offer of their space and 1/2 price burgers! Please continue to support Diego and the fine businesses that helped out for our cause.
Keep your eyes posted for updates and photos from the event on the Kansas Safe Cycling page of our web site.