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Apr 23 2013

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A Cyclist Needs Your Help

 

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Jason Yi needs your help to ride for a worthy cause. Please donate!

With 12 days to raise $750, time is quickly running out, but you can make a difference.

The legendary 5 Borough Bike Tour sponsored by TD Bank is less than two weeks away but what you may not know is that registration closed almost instantly after opening, according to Jason Yi crushing the dreams of budding cyclists everywhere.

With thousands of devoted cyclists participating, online registration closed within minutes, and the only way left to get into the bike tour was to partner with one of the many non-profit organizations but first by raising a hefty $750 entry fee.

Yi, 25, has always had an affinity for bicycles and cycling culture since he was a toddler. “I wanted to stay in shape and reconnect with my youth,” he said. But this normally enthusiastic resident of Bayside was crushed when he found out the Bike Tour closed – almost instantly.

Undaunted, Yi did some research and partnered with the Marty Lyons Foundation, a nonprofit organization which fulfills the special wishes of children, ages 3-17 years old, who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life threatening illness.

“Bicycling gave me freedom, but more than that it gave me a passion for helping others that aren’t as fortunate,” he said.

Roberts Bicycles of Bayside, where Yi was once employed, was the first to step up to the plate as a major donor. But hard times have fallen on everyone, and Yi still has to raise more than half of the money to participate. That’s why he’s asking everyone to do a little introspection and give whatever possible for a worthy cause.

If you would like to help Jason Yi with a tax-deductible donation, please visit this website: http://www.crowdrise.com/specialwishes/fundraiser/jasonyi, or contact Jason Yi at 646-409-1565, jasonyimail@gmail.com.

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