We are grateful that we can ride beautiful bicycles, both for enjoyment and for transportation. We discuss things like performance, handing and the advantages of aluminum fenders.
Much of the world is much less fortunate. Even in the United States, there are many people whose most basic needs aren’t met. And even though bicycles are part of the solution to many problems, there is much that needs to be done to make this world a better place.
One of the ways Compass Bicycles has chosen to make a difference is our charity drive. Last year, we used our yard sale to raise almost $ 4000 for charity.
This year, we decided to donate half of all Bicycle Quarterly subscriptions to charity for two days, from now until the end of the day on January 31, 2013. This includes renewals, unlike previous charity drives, we will even donate 50% of all receipts for back issues.*
If you have been thinking about subscribing to Bicycle Quarterly, now is a great opportunity to get the magazine and help us make the world a better place. You will enjoy the mix of inspirational articles, technical reports and bike tests.
If you already enjoy the magazine, consider adding back issues to your collection. There is a lot of timeless content in the older issues, like our ground-breaking technical articles about bicycle handling, rolling resistance and frame flex. Or our interviews with Ernest Csuka of Cycles Alex Singer and our portraits of constructeurs like Reyhand and Charrel. And of course many neat bike tests…
For this charity drive, Compass Bicycles sells Bicycle Quarterly subscriptions and back issues below cost, because we want to help make a difference.
We have chosen two charities, Doctors without Borders and Save the Children, who help alleviate the most urgent needs all over the world. We also support the Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization that works toward making the world a better place. The proceeds of charity drive will be split evenly between the three charities.
Click here to subscribe online or order back issues online. Or send a check (postmark by January 31). We take care of the rest; you do not need a special code or coupon. Once we have tallied the proceeds, we will post an update on how much money we have raised together.
In addition to this charity drive, we encourage you to work within your local communities by contributing your time and/or your money. Thank you so much!
* For international subscriptions and orders, we will donate the same amount ($ 16) per subscription and volume of back issues as for domestic orders. The postage costs are too high to donate the full 50%.