Pendleton On Wheels (POW) is an enthusiastic group of people sharing the fun, building friendships and inspiring each other through cycling.
Motto: “Nobody gets hurt and nobody gets left behind.”
History: POW was officially founded March 15, 2005, two years after the Century Ride of the Century (CROC) was started. POW is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization to advocate for bicycle recreation and safety. POW gives back to the community by donating grants to youth-based organizations, sponsoring bicycle rodeos, bicycle renovation projects, and bicycle maintenance clinics.
Mission: To promote the sport of bicycling.
Grants: In 2014, POW gave out a total of $2,500 in grant money to 5 youth-based organizations in the city of Pendleton. In 2015, POW gave out a total of $3,000 to 6 youth-based organizations. So far in 2016, POW has given out a total of $5240 to 11 youth-based organizations. The money raised for these grants came from the Century Ride of the Century (CROC) bike ride that POW organizes and hosts every Memorial Day weekend. For more information on the CROC ride, visit www.cyclependleton.com.
If your youth-based organization is in need of funding and meets the following criteria, fill out the grant application (link below) and either email it to Christine Guenther: email@example.com or mail it to Storm Webb, 414 NW 12th Street, Pendleton, OR 97801.