On Saturday September 10th 2016 for the second consecutive year, Kiwi Energy will be an official sponsor and participant for Transportation Alternatives’ Bike the Boros: NYC Century. The NYC Century Bike Tour is Transportation Alternatives’ largest fundraising cycling event of the season. The ride will help them achieve the goal of $700,000 for Vision Zero, a safe streets initiative that seeks to end traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries through street design, better enforcement and education.
Since 1973, Transportation Alternatives has paved the way for some of the most remarkable changes to New York City’s transportation infrastructure. From the extraordinary growth of bicycling to the amazing innovations made to the streets of New York City, Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim the streets from automobiles to promote bicycling, walking and public transportation. Their actions have made a large impact on how people commute within the city, having positive effects on the environment, health and safety. With more than 150,000 active supporters and a committee working in every borough, Transportation Alternatives is constantly fighting for infrastructure improvements that save lives and improve transportation for all New Yorkers.
Now in its 27th year, the NYC Century Bike Tour is still the nation’s only all-urban bike tour that allows its riders to choose between three different courses: An Imperial Century tour, a 100-mile ride across the boroughs for the experienced cyclist, the Metric Century, a 62-mile ride not for the faint of heart, and the Half Metric, a 31-mile tour ideal for those new to biking but looking for something more than an average Saturday stroll. Each course is specifically designed to showcase the diversity of New York City neighborhoods and how to navigate through them safely.
Kiwi Energy believes strongly in Transportation Alternatives’ Safe Streets Initiative and their mission to promote alternative ways of transportation. “There are few things as beautiful as an early morning sea of bikers coursing through the veins and arteries of New York City’s pathways, the New York City Century bike tour will be an opportunity to join the thousands of New Yorkers in riding for a noble cause” said Richard Booth, President of Retail Operations at Kiwi Energy.
Kiwi Energy is a New York-based energy retailer dedicated to providing innovative energy solutions for electricity and gas supply. They focus on environmentally conscious products backed by friendly and efficient service. As a company, they pride themselves on their transparency and ability to answer any questions about the energy industry or their sustainable products.