We started Prevelo because we love seeing our own kids enjoy the outdoors on their bikes. We think we make pretty awesome bikes. But that's not enough. Kids also need awesome places to ride their bikes. So from the beginning Prevelo Bikes has been committed to supporting organizations that are working to make the world more bike friendly, to open up spaces for bikes, and to preserve outdoor areas for our children to explore and enjoy.
When you buy Prevelo, a portion of the purchase price goes to support these efforts. And if you want to give more, we encourage you to click through and contribute directly to these organizations. Or if you are feeling super jazzed about making the world more bike friendly for kids, find a local organization that is working to improve bicycling conditions or trail access and lend a hand or kick in a few dollars. They'll appreciate it. And our children will reap the benefits.
At Prevelo Bikes, we love planets. And while we appreciate Jupiter's size and Saturn's jazzy rings, by far our favorite planet is Earth. To be fair, we have yet to visit other planets. Still, we are firm in our belief that Earth is the best planet. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Prevelo Bikes contributes 1% of sales to issues facing our favorite planet (which is Earth, in case you weren't paying attention earlier).
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to address the most pressing issues facing our planet. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, the members have given more than $150 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, numerous individuals, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries.
If you are a business owner, please consider taking the pledge and joining this group. Let's teach our kids to ride bikes. Then let's make sure they always have an awesome planet to ride them on.