CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance Bicycle®, the No. 1 choice for people who love to ride, is pleased to announce that cyclists nationwide helped raise $17,522 for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy throughout National Bike Month. The total amount raised is a combination of customer donations and matching funds from Performance Bicycle.
"We are overwhelmed by the amazing support our customers have provided to Rails-to-Trails," said Chris London, Performance Bicycle's Community Relations Manager. "Performance Bicycle keeps our customers on the move while Rails-to-Trails connects them, and our combined advocacy efforts work to create and maintain more safe places to ride and be active. We're proud to partner with Rails-to- Trails in achieving this goal on the national and local level."
Performance Bicycle partnered with the nation's largest trails organization to further promote cycling through the creation of more trails and maintenance of existing ones. During the month of May, cyclists were invited to make an in-store or online donation of $1 to support the nonprofit's efforts to build, maintain, defend and connect trail corridors across the nation, with Performance matching up to $10,000 of all donations collected.
"We are thrilled to partner with Performance Bicycle to continue growing our network of active supporters," said Vice President of Development and Communications Mary O'Connor, of Rails-to-Trails. "Performance Bicycle and its customers' generous contributions show their dedication to developing and growing local cycling communities and promoting healthy, active lifestyles."
To learn more about Performance Bicycle's advocacy efforts, visit performancebike.com/advocacy.
About Performance Bicycle®
Performance Bicycle® is the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides an omni-channel cycling experience that spans more than 100 stores nationwide, and www.PerformanceBike.com, catering to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit www.PerformanceBike.com
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation's largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.railstotrails.org.
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