Denver to Dublin "Average Joe" Cycling Fund
A major fundraising drive is taking place this weekend at a bicycling festival in Denver, Colorado to raise funds for the Dublin Cycling Campaign and Bicycle Colorado.
When Joe Seaward of the indie band Glass Animals was hit by the driver of a truck in Dublin while riding his bike, the band was forced to cancel their upcoming tour - including a stop at the Colorado Classic’s bicycling festival Velorama in Denver.
The music world was saddened by the news and partnered with the bicycling advocacy world to help bring about positive change out of this life-changing event. And so, across an ocean and some significant land mass, the Denver to Dublin Bicycle Safety Campaign was born.
Bicycle Colorado has been working to provide safe conditions for bicyclists in Colorado and Denver since 1992. The Dublin Cycling Campaign has been working to improve the city of Dublin for bicyclists since 1993. Together, they’ve been working to make your rides safe and fun for more than 50 years.
The two groups share a commitment to educating and advancing safer streets and building support from the public, whether you ride a bike or not. We’re glad that Joe Seaward is on the road to recovery, and with your help bicycle groups in Denver and Dublin will be able to do more to make our streets safe in recognition that every “Joe” needs safe streets to ride on.
If you would like to contribute to this fund, which will be split between the two cycling groups, you can do so via this fundraising page.
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.