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Bikes are Good, Sometimes Cars are too

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Most of us use our cars to get to and from the trailhead, races, charity rides, group rides, grocery stores, the Post Office and work. And, if you’re like me, most of us feel a slight bit of guilt for not riding our bikes on more of these trips.

Toyota’s looking at the other side of it with their 100 Cars for Good campaign. They’ve found 500 nonprofits that feel a little bit of guilt for not having enough cars to help them get their charitable work done.

Every day through August 16, Toyota is highlighting five nonprofit groups and giving away one vehicle to the group that gets the most votes. None of them are particularly cycling oriented, but many of them do good things like help children or pets, go after pernicious diseases like cancer and myriad other helpful things. I’m guessing there’s at least one that affects you. Check out the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page and pick your favorite nonprofit group for the day and help them win a free car to do their good deeds. Even better, winners can choose a hybrid (among others) and each vehicle comes with an extended warranty so they can focus on the task at hand, whether that’s saving puppies or helping transport abused children to school.

Full disclosure – This blogging thing isn’t making anyone rich. Well, not us anyway. Occasionally, we get the chance to do a paid post like this. We’ll only do the ones that we feel good about, and this seems like a good idea. Thanks for reading. Oh, and attention Trips for Kids operators…please get in on this next time ’round!

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