Tag: charity

World solo bicycle traveler to visit Issaquah

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. …

Permanent link to this article: https://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…..

Permanent link to this article: https://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 …

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

Tour de Peaks cyclists tour de valleys

The mostly quiet rural roads of the Snoqualmie Valley were busy with hundreds of bicyclists riding the North Bend-based Tour de Peaks bike ride on Sunday.

The bike ride features routes that criss-cross the Snoqualmie and Tolt river valleys. Above, cyclists pass each other on the Tolt River Bridge near Carnation.

It great to see so many people out enjoying the clear skies and summer temperatures on Sunday. …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/12/tour-de-peaks-cyclists-tour-the-valleys/

Charity bike ride for camp where seriously ill kids can ‘raise a little hell’

Over the years I’ve reported on quite a few charity bike rides at this blog, as well as published an exhaustive list of charity bike rides from across the US.

Now it’s time for me to step up and raise pledges for a charity bike ride I’m supporting.

This September I’ll be riding in the Camp Challenge, a charity bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Camp Korey, which serves children with life-altering medical conditions. I know about the camp out in the Snoqualmie Valley because my daughter has been attending one-week summer camps there for the past three years.

Paige (that’s her in the blue T-shirt in the upper right photo) has great fun ….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/06/charity-bike-ride-for-camp-where-seriously-ill-kids-can-raise-a-little-hell/

Bob Lee’s amazing bicycle adventure around the U.S.

Bob Lee plans to embark on the third and final leg of his perimeter bicycle travels — Ride for 3 Reasons — around the continental United States this fall to raise money for three charities.

Now 70 years old, Lee continues to inspire me to never stop riding a bicycle.

Current plans call for him …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/13/bob-lees-amazing-bicycle-adventure-around-the-u-s/

Tragic end for charity bicycle tour on a Georgia road

Two of the three Florida friends who embarked on a 850-mile pledge bicycle tour were laid to rest in separate ceremonies on Saturday.

All three were struck by a motorist on a Georgia highway one night last month. Only one survived.

Todd Metts, Jeffrey Dunn and Kenny Hunt were long-time cycling companions. Metts, a board member of a missionary group, suggested the other two join him on a pledge ride this spring from Washington DC to their homes in Florida….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/07/tragic-end-for-charity-bicycle-tour-on-a-georgia-road/

Bicycles put Wounded Warriors on the road to recovery

Some people use bicycles for fun; some for transportation. Wounded warriors use bikes to get their lives back together.

Through a series of short bicycle tours called Soldier Rides, veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are learning to adapt to their life-changing injuries and get on with their lives.

Yesterday I spoke with retired Army Lt. Col. Dan Schnock, the director of Soldier Ride who is in Washington DC preparing for this week’s ride that includes a spin to the White House to see the Commander in Chief.

He had just spent the morning helping fit a double-amputee — he lost one leg above the knee, the other below — to a hand-cycle. ….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/18/bicycles-put-wounded-warriors-on-the-road-to-recovery/