Summer 2023 Newsletter

Celebrating Literacy Milestones: CYCLE’s Impact on Students’ Educational Journey

Happy Summer, CYCLE Houston community! 

We are thrilled to bring you the latest edition of our Spring Newsletter, where we highlight the remarkable achievements and positive impact CYCLE has had on students’ literacy markers throughout the year. We are proud to announce that we have successfully delivered 5,000 bikes to students so far in 2023, resulting in an equal number of young minds empowered to improve their literacy skills. 

CYCLE’s mission has always been rooted in the belief that a bicycle can unlock a world of possibilities for a child. As we witness the transformative power of our program, we understand that each bike we provide symbolizes more than just a mode of transportation; it represents an opportunity for a student to grow, learn, and thrive. 

One shining example of CYCLE’s impact can be seen in the data collected from Edgewood Elementary in Spring Branch ISD. Throughout the semester, CYCLE partnered with this remarkable school to support 75 second-grade students on their literacy journey. The graph above showcases the remarkable progress made by these young learners, as they experienced significant improvements in their literacy markers from the beginning of the semester to the end of the year. 

Reading Levels Gained

This data is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students, teachers, and CYCLE volunteers. It is heartwarming to see the direct correlation between providing bicycles and enhancing literacy skills. The joy and independence that come with owning a bike empower students to explore their community, visit local libraries, and access educational resources that contribute to their overall growth. 

CYCLE’s impact reaches far beyond the realm of transportation. By fostering a love for reading, we enable students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and future leaders. Through our partnerships with schools, passionate volunteers, and generous supporters like you, we are creating a brighter future, one pedal at a time. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals and organizations who have contributed to CYCLE’s success. Your unwavering support has allowed us to make a profound difference in the lives of thousands of students across Houston. 

As we continue our journey, we invite you to join us in empowering more young minds by supporting our cause. Together, we can continue to transform communities, one bike and one book at a time. 

Thank you for being a part of the CYCLE Houston family and for helping us make a lasting impact on the lives of students in our city. 


Amber Fatheree, Assitant Director

CYCLE Houston

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Dear friends and supporters of CYCLE Houston,

I hope this letter finds you well and that the new year has started on a positive note for you. As the President of the Board of CYCLE Houston, I am excited to share with you our recent successes and our ongoing efforts to make a meaningful impact in the lives of underserved children in our community.

Despite the challenges of the past two years, we are proud to have provided nearly 5,000 bikes to deserving second graders in 2022, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team and volunteers. In addition to providing bicycles, we worked with 37 schools in 10 school districts, reaching a total of 5,000+ students! Our Annual Bike Build at NRG also saw an incredible turnout, with 700+ individuals and 12 corporations participating to help us achieve our mission. To all of our sponsors and volunteers, I offer my heartfelt thanks for your support and generosity. Your contributions are making a real and lasting difference in the lives of students across Greater Houston.

At CYCLE Houston, we believe that reading is the foundation of learning, and learning is the key to success in life. Sadly, many students in Texas struggle with reading, and this can have a significant impact on their future prospects. This is why we focus on reaching students in Title I schools in the Greater Houston area at a crucial time in their academic journey, in the second grade. By providing them with bicycles as a reward for their hard work in improving their literacy skills, we aim to encourage and motivate these young people, and to help them see the connection between effort and reward.

Our work would not be possible without the help of our amazing Core Team of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to our cause. They are the backbone of our organization, and we are deeply grateful for their tireless efforts. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of young people in our community, we invite you to join us and become a member of our Core Team or donor. Every contribution, big or small, can help us reach more students and make a greater impact. Together, we can ensure that all young people in our community have the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our cause. We look forward to continuing our work and making a positive impact in the lives of students across Greater Houston.


Philip Schneidau

President of the Board, CYCLE Houston