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How bicycles help an African village; World Bicycle Relief video


World Bicycle Relief has been going strong for the past 10 years to donate sturdy bicycles to people in developing countries.

The Chicago-based nonprofit recently posted a series of videos explaining how bicycles can make a difference, allowing people access to markets, healthcare and education.

Here’s a film about how a bicycle helped an …

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Charity bike rides earn big bucks for cancer research

Finishers at Gas Works Park, Seattle

Congratulations to the organizers and participants of this summer’s Obliteride, the charity bike ride for the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Organizers announced on Friday that nearly 1,200 bicyclists raised $2.65 million for cancer research during that ride in August. In its third year, the Obliteride has raised $7 million so far for the …

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Two giant charity bike rides collect millions for cancer research


Two of the biggest — if not the biggest — charity bike rides in the nation raised a total of $62 million for cancer research this year. The checks were presented to the beneficiary medical centers in ceremonies earlier this month.

That’s an amazing amount of support and success, especially considering that these are just …

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Bicyclist on trans-Canada fund-raiser killed in crash

Graeme Loader, 24

After dipping the tires of his heavily laden bicycle into the salty water at Stanley Park in Vancouver, 24-year-old Graeme Loader set off from British Columbia in mid-July to raise money for the World Wildlife Foundation.

That adventure ended on Monday when he was struck from behind by a car on the West Canada Highway near …

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Canadian Olympic cyclist brings mental illness message by bicycle

Clara Hughes talks with young cyclists

A Canadian Olympic medalist is carrying her message to end the stigma of mental illness by travelling across Canada by bicycle.

Six-time Olympic cycling and speed-skating medalist Clara Hughes set out on Clara’s Big Bike Ride from Toronto on March 14 to visit every province and territory in Canada. She’ll be visiting towns throughout British Columbia for the next couple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/18/canadian-olympic-cyclist-brings-mental-illness-message-by-bicycle/

Cross-country charity bike ride goes private for 2014

2013 Big Ride Across America in Redmond

One of the longest operating cross-country charity bike tours is undergoing changes that puts it in private hands.

The American Lung Association’s Big Ride Across America will be owned and operated by Bicycle Bliss, LLC, a bike touring company owned by Charlton DuRant and Lynn Petrotte.

The two have been ride directors for Big Ride …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/30/cross-country-charity-bike-ride-goes-private-for-2014/

Colorado charity bike rides help flood victims, in spite of cancellations

Bike rides cancelled

The devastating flooding that struck Colorado in the past week has led to the cancellation of some charity bike rides in heavily hit Front Range communities.

Organizers of those bike rides, however, still hope to divert supplies and proceeds to the flood relief effort.

Law enforcement and emergency responders are busy dealing with evacuations. Many …

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Obliteride — new charity bike ride — rolls out Saturday in Seattle


There’s a new charity bike ride in town. The Obliteride sets out Saturday morning from Magnuson Park in Seattle to raise funds and awareness in the battle to obliterate cancer.

There’s still time to sign up for the 3 one-day rides or 1 two-day ride. Registration is open until 7:15 a.m. Saturday (that’s just minutes …

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Bicyclists leave Seattle for Big Ride Across America

Cyclist on cross-country charity bike ride stop at Marymoor Park

A cross-country charity bike ride for the American Lung Association rolled out of Seattle on Monday for a 7-week journey.

I just happened to run into the Big Ride Across America at one of the day’s rest stops at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

If all went as planned, they’re left Lake Easton State Park on …

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Bicycles drive progress in developing countries


When the Christian Science Monitor newspaper highlighted eight innovative philanthropists this past weekend, it  first profiled World Bicycle Relief and its founder F.K. Day.

The executive vice president of bike component maker SRAM is cited as a prime example of the new style of humanitarian who does more than just open his wallet for a …

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