In May 2015, I rode across the country with PacTour from San Diego to Tybee Island, GA in 18 days covering 2754 miles in total. I rode with about twenty other people, including four others from Seattle. We rode through the desert, up and down the rollers of the middle of the country, through a few days of thunderstorms, and then through the humidity of the south. We covered between 120 to 190 miles per day, with no rest days. It was a challenging, and rewarding experience. I rode every mile (save for the few feet where a bridge was out and we had to walk...), and qualified for Race Across America (RAAM).
As part of this tour, I am supporting World Bicycle Relief, an organization providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. The money raised through my fundraiser helps to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities. Each bicycle costs about $147.
I'm asking people to donate whatever they would like, but suggesting some amount per mile traveled. For example, $0.10 per mile would work out to around $275.40, or about two bicycles. Even a penny per mile works out to almost a fifth of a bicycle ($27.54). But whatever amount you feel comfortable donating is great.
You can find photos of the tour here: Flickr
And a picture of the route below:
Thanks so much for reading.
World Bicycle Relief is a registered 501(c)(3), EIN 20-5080679. Your generous donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, go to http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/our-story/govern...
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