NBCSN analyst Bobby Labonte working to educate kids on benefits of cycling

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Bobby Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and current NBCSN analyst, announced Monday his foundation is partnering with 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Lauren Tamayo in an effort to raise awareness and funds for her foundation, Ride On Kids.

Ride on Kids is a free North Carolina-based program that provides kids ages 8 to 17 with the “opportunity to explore healthy living, experience the independence discovered by riding a bike, and gain self-confidence” through cycling.

“I have a passion for cycling and it is an activity that I use to keep in shape,” Labonte said in a release. “It’s also easy and fun for children and teenagers to participate in as well. Lauren is doing a great job of giving kids the opportunity to ride and educating them about the benefits of living healthy through cycling. They also really teach kids and teenagers about cycling safety, something I obviously support as well.”

As part of the collaboration, Labonete will attend and donate racing memorabilia to a silent auction and dinner held by the foundation on May 20 in Asheville, N.C

More information can be found at the website of Labonte’s foundation.