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Axios Pro Rata, our daily deals newsletter, on Saturday morning will host its last Peloton fundraising ride of 2020, with proceeds to benefit Restaurant Strong, a fund that provides cash grants to full-time restaurant workers who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Why it matters: We can help feed those who have always helped feed us.

  • The fund received more vetted applications than it has cash to fulfill, so let's close that gap.
  • Restaurant Strong was co-founded by Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation, and also recently helped restaurants winterize their outdoor spaces.

More riders = more $$$ raised, thanks to our generous donors. We've also secured around $60,000 in flat donations so far.

  • Much gratitude to contributors like Casa Komos Beverage Group, BOND, ChowNow, Toast, GGV Capital, Cooley, Jonathan Heiliger and more.
  • Plus a special shoutout to Bullish's Mike Duda, who not only helps me organize these rides, but is making a per rider match.

If you'd like to donate, now or after we ride, please use this link. Yes, it's 100% tax deductible and every dollar helps. If you can make a per rider pledge, capped or uncapped, please email me (dan@axios.com).

🚴 For riders: We'll be doing a 45-minute Together We Ride (originally from March 28), led by Robin Arzón. Please clip in Saturday at 11am ET/8am PT. Our hashtag will be #TeamAxios. I can't wait to see you on the leaderboard!

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