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Apr 13, 2022 | Press Releases

American Indian College Fund Launches 200-Mile Cycle Challenge on Facebook

Event Runs from May 1-May 31, 2022

Denver, Colo., April 12, 2022—Spring is here and it is time to pump up the tires on your bicycles to build those quads while supporting the American Indian College Fund and its mission of providing Native students with access to higher education. Native Americans have the lowest higher education attainment rate in the nation, or only 15%, less than half that of the overall population. But with your help, we can change that.

The College Fund’s Facebook 200-Mile Cycle Challenge officially kicks off May 1. Sign up today and start completing your 200 miles now!

Participants in the challenge will attempt to bicycle 200 miles by May 31 for a fundraiser they create in Facebook benefitting the College Fund. The challenge will include a community page that allows participants to share their progress and discuss the College Fund’s mission, students, and their communities.

The College Fund held its first Facebook challenge in November 2021, raising more than $300K to benefit the College Fund’s mission and Native students. Let’s smash that record, pedal into spring, raise awareness of Native people and issues and help Native students access a higher education. You can enroll in the challenge here:

About the American Indian College Fund—The American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for 32 years. The College Fund believes “Education is the answer” and provided $15.5 million in scholarships and other direct student support to American Indian students in 2020-21. Since its founding in 1989 the College Fund has provided more than $259 million in scholarships, programmatic and community support. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs at the nation’s 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators and is one of the nation’s top 100 charities named to the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit

American Indian College Fund’s Facebook 200-Mile Cycle Challenge

Journalists—The American Indian College Fund does not use the acronym AICF. On second reference, please use the College Fund.

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