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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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/19/colorado-charity-bike-rides-help-flood-victims-in-spite-of-cancellations/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/08/07/obliteride-new-charity-bike-ride-rolls-out-saturday-in-seattle/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/18/bicyclists-leave-seattle-for-big-ride-across-america/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/19/bicycles-drive-progress-in-developing-countries/

World solo bicycle traveler to visit Issaquah

Elvis Munis rides up Pacific Coast

Seeking funds for conservation education in Tanzania

A bicyclist from Tanzania who is on a two-year-long solo world bike tour will be rolling into Issaquah (WA) next week.

Elvis Munis is on his way up from Portland, where he stopped as part of his quest to raise enough money to pay for college degrees in conservation studies for himself and 9 countrymen.

His ride, labelled “Chile to Kili,” describes the geographical scope of his bicycle travels. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/07/world-solo-bicycle-traveler-to-visit-issaquah/

Raise money for Cascade by riding your bike: CLIF-Bar Challenge

Here’s something I wish I had acted on earlier.

The Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation is the beneficiary of the CLIF Bar 2-mile Challenge in September. That means the foundation’s operations can receive up to $10,000 from CLIF Bar by the end of the month.

The exact amount depends on how many bicycle trips are logged at the CLIF Bar 2-mile Challenge website. For every trip, Cascade’s education foundation receives $1. Unfortunately, the tally doesn’t start until you sign up at the 2-mile Challenge website and start logging your rides…..

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/16/raise-money-for-cascade-by-riding-your-bike-clif-bar-challenge/

Inaugural Camp Challenge charity bike ride for Camp Korey a success

Thanks to everyone who donated to my efforts at the first ever Camp Challenge charity bike ride to raise money and awareness for the Camp Korey in Carnation, WA.

Personally, I raised $385 in donations — $360 in online donations and $25 in cash. That exceeded my goal of $300. Overall, the event raised more than $90,000 in personal and corporate donations.

The free camp is located on property formerly owned by the Nestle company and serves children with life-altering medical conditions. I’m familiar with Camp Korey …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/09/inaugural-camp-challenge-charity-bike-ride-for-camp-korey-a-success/

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