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Were you a Read to Ride winner in 2020?

Please contact Tom at the laundromat if your kid won a bike in our raffle. We have an important update about the bikes. ​

Read a book, win a bike

Read-to-Ride is back! Kids between 6 and 15 years of age can earn chances at winning a brand-new bike just by reading this summer.

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Were you a Read to Ride winner in 2020?


Dear Parents,

If your child won a bike in our 20thannual Read to Ride summer program last August, here's an update. Due to the pandemic, bike manufacturing came to a halt and we’ve been waiting for Dan’s Bike Shop to obtain enough kid bikes to get them to the raffle winners. However, he has not received a shipment and we still don’t know when it will come.


Some larger retailers, such as Target, are starting to stock bikes again.


Our priority is to make sure our winners are taken care of, and just like you, we’re tired of waiting. So here is our plan: At your earliest convenience, please come to the laundromat to receive a check for $300 (the value of a bike plus helmet from Dan’s). We hope you’ll be able to use it to find a bike soon and trust you’ll spend it well. Calling in advance of your visit would be helpful.

(708) 749-1545.

We apologize for the delay. One of our great loves each year is awarding bikes to kids for summer reading. It’s a passion of ours.

Please let your kids know that we’ve done everything we can to get them bikes, but we think that this is the best option right now.

Thank you for your understanding, and for all that summer reading!


Tom Benson


World’s Largest Laundromat





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