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How to Hitch a Ride on the Most Musical Bicycle in Michigan

on June 29, 2017 - 12:00am

"A yearlong fundraising campaign benefiting YouthQuest – an afterschool and summer enrichment program that serves more than 2,000 students in Flint and Genesee County each year – is nearing its end. But the best is yet to come.

On Aug. 25, Joybox Express will transport a 385-pound piano from Flint to Mackinaw City on a tricycle built for three."


‘Mr. B’s Joybox Express’ Rallies Supporters for Musical Bike Ride from Flint to Mackinac Island

on August 9, 2016 - 11:27pm

Yearlong ‘Sprint 4 Flint’ Fundraising Campaign to Benefit YouthQuest Afterschool Program. (FLINT, Mich. – Aug. 15, 2016) An Ann Arbor-based nonprofit is launching a yearlong fundraising campaign that will benefit the YouthQuest After School Initiative and culminate with an especially unique journey – one that involves transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three from Flint to Mackinac Island.

First CAS Bike-A-Thon a Success

on September 8, 2015 - 10:35pm

Described as a “perfect match,” the popular musician Mr. B’s Joybox Express partnered with the Cultural Arts Strings to launch a successful fund-raising effort in the Bike-A-Thon’s first year.

With 45 total participants and 11 volunteers, the Bike-A-Thon served to bring awareness to Cultural Art Strings’ newest endeavor, the Manchester Youth Orchestra project. Organizer Aileen Rohwer said that the project will combine the area’s finest youth musicians playing, string, brass, percussion, and wind instruments.