Why Did I Ride Across the Country?

Many people ask me why I’ve biked across the country.  It hasn’t just been for my personal enjoyment, the main reason has been to raise money and awareness for St. Teresa Orphans Foundation (STOF), a non-profit organization in Tanzania, Africa. STOF works to help vulnerable children and provide for their basic needs. For more information or to donate to the cause, please visit http://www.stofafrica.org/.

Giving back with bikes

Great post from cycling source Ride On.

Ride On

Iain Treloar and Danielle Madeley find that, when paired with a social conscience, bikes have the ability to change lives.

The bicycle has long been a powerful tool of empowerment and freedom.  Capable of conquering previously insurmountable distances in the developing world, bikes grant vital mobility to the poor and disempowered. In Australia, most of us are lucky are enough that such concerns aren’t critical in our decision to ride a bike—we experience, and love, bike riding for the sheer joy of it, for exercise, for health benefits, and for the quiet environmental and societal change it can create.

However, there are a number of organisations using the bicycle as a tool for positive change. Innovative, bike-related community programs, not-for-profits and social enterprises are springing up across Australia.

Recycled bikes

Bikes 4 Life aims to provide sustainable transport to the underprivileged, particularly youth, in vulnerable, isolated and neglected areas across…

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