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Read a Book, Win a Bike!

Dependable Cleaners is pleased to announce its annual Read to Ride program will begin on Monday, May 13. The program is designed to encourage student to keep up with their reading during the summer months. Students from ages 6-15 will have the chance to win a bike or an exciting prize for every book they read. Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than 61,000 books have been read.

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“We created the Read to Ride program 15 years ago to make sure children continue to read outside of school throughout the summer months, said Christa Hagearty, president of Dependable Cleaners. “The program could not be possible without our partners – Country Ski & Sport, Farina’s Bike Shop and The Patriot Ledger – as well as local schools, organizations, libraries and stores. I also want to thank the parents who have instilled the importance of reading to their children during the summer months.”

Participation in Read to Ride is easy

For every book a child reads, they fill out an entry form and submit it at any of the 16 Dependable Cleaner locations or with Dependable Cleaners’ Home Delivery Drivers. Entry forms are available at all Dependable Cleaners locations, delivery routes, Country Ski & Sport locations, Farina’s Bike Store in Watertown, local libraries, bookstores and online at

  • Children between the ages of 6 and 15 can participate in Read to Ride by reading books and filling out entry forms for each book they read.
  • Completed entry forms can be dropped off at any of our 16 locations or with your Home Delivery Driver.
  • Entry forms can be picked up at any Dependable Cleaners, Farina’s Bicycle Center, Country Ski and Sport, local libraries and sports clubs, with your Home Delivery Driver, or click here to download one now.
  • Participants receive one entry form for each book they read, the more books your child reads the more chances they have to win!
  • Each entry form will be entered into a Drawing to win a brand new bike. Drawings will take place every Monday beginning June 3th until Aug 12, 2013 (except July 1st).

For a full list of contest rules click here.

Prizes for Read a Book! Win a Bike!

One grand prize winner will be drawn each Monday beginning June 3 until August 12, 2013 (except for July 1).

The grand prize winners will receive a new bike and helmet. Two additional winners will receive a runner prize. A full list of Read to Ride partners, terms and conditions, and a printable entry form are accessible at

Read to Ride 2013 is sponsored by Dependable Cleaners in conjunction with Country Ski & Sport, Farina’s Bike Store in Watertown and The Patriot Ledger.

For over 65 years, Dependable Cleaners, a three generation family-owned company, has been providing premium cleaning services throughout greater Boston and southern Mass. Dependable Cleaners aims to  maintain its legacy as Boston’s leading provider of superior garment care and exceptional customer service, while introducing the newest industry technologies and services to its customers. For more information, please visit

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