Riding bicycles is a pleasure most American children grow up with, but in South Africa, bikes are a luxury. The vast majority of the country’s 16 million school-age children must walk to school…and 500,000 of them walk more than two hours each way.
For these kinds, a bike is life changing and can slash their commute time by up to 75%. I am joining 200 of my colleagues in a ride to raise money, and awareness, for Qhubeka—an organization that uses bicycles to connect people to schools, clinics and jobs in South Africa. For every $200 raised, we can send a new bike to a kid in South Africa (how awesome is that?). We will be riding 35 miles from Washington, DC and along the Potomac up the infamous Angler's Hill and back.
If you could pledge $1- $2, or even 50 cents for every lap we ride, we can make a huge difference in the lives of these children.