I have been doing Community Service since I was 8 years old, helping Nationally, and in the Cortez and Reno communities! Yackle Brothers Racing has done many years of community service, fund raising, assisting the less fortunate, trail building and many other things. Community Service is a great thing to be a part of, it feels great to help other people and there are some great benefits.
In Cortez we fundraised over 7,000 dollars for the Livestrong Foundation and participated in the Mellow Johnny’s Classic and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Livestrong Team, in 2011 and by doing so we, not only helped people in need, but helped Our first sponsors Osprey Packs, Full Speed Ahead, Panaracer and Canari, be proud they supported Us and were pleased to see us giving back to the community! We also did a community trail work day on the Phil’s World Trail System which was how we caught the attention of Osprey Packs. Moving to Reno NV in 2013 for more competitive races, we wanted to continue our tradition of Community involvement.
Our first volunteer trail work day was on Peavine Mountain with the Poedunks trail builders. It was a blast doing our first trail day in Reno. We’ve done several trail work days in 2014, like the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway where we helped build a section of trail so they could connect a bike path from Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River to Pyramid Lake. Building the trail was very fun and it could bring many more people to the community and encourage more people to ride in the future and help the community. Also, we went to the Renown Children’s Hospital to talk to the kids and pass out bike swag from our Sponsors. It brightened their day! It was a great thing to do and many people in Reno thanked us for our community service work! We are now, working with the Reno Bike Project’s Major Taylor Program (Major Taylor was a African-American racer in 1890 who was the fastest racer in the world) which encourages and teaches (with a classroom based program) kids and teenagers to stay fit and ride bikes, I think other communities should hold events like this because they’re really fun and it’s good for the community. Late last year we volunteered at the Kawanis Bike Project and we helped build bike for kids and people who couldn’t afford them.
Just recently I volunteered to help stage the Varsity, JV, Sophomore and Freshman Girls categories for the NICA high school league and helped them take down the course. I enjoy helping others and made it a lot easier on the league’s staff. I can’t wait for the next time I can volunteer locally and in the NICA High School League!
I’m very glad we moved to Reno and got to do all of these great community service projects and events and meet all of these cool people! All in all Reno is a great place with lots of community service work to volunteer for! There are many benefits from doing community service, so I’m encouraging you to do community service work and help people out and trust me they won’t be the only ones who were proud you made that choice.