I am supporting World Bicycle Relief, an organization providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles, with a personal fundraiser. Check it out on http://teamwbr.worldbicyclerelief.org/kai
The money raised through my fundraiser helps to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.
World Bicycle Relief is currently working to provide 50,000 bicycles to students (70% girls), teachers and educational workers in rural Zambia and Zimbabwe. For $134 we can provide a World Bicycle Relief bicycle to a student in need. Every donation helps.
As part of my commitment, I will ride the legendary Oetztal Cycle Marathon on August 31, 2014. The Oetztaler is an endurance event that pits 5,000 amateur athletes in the heart of the Alps against 240km in distance, 5,500 meters cumulative altitude gain, four alpine passes and temperature ranging from zero degrees celsius on the peaks to the twenties in the valleys.
In 2013, my finishing time was 10:52:09 (10:18:42 moving time). You can check out my effort at http://www.strava.com/activities/78100762
This year, I will ride the Oetztaler together with my wife Alexandra. Together, we aim to achieve a finishing time below 10 hours.
By supporting this fundraising campaign, you also support our goal to finish the Oetztaler Cycle Marathon together. Remember, every donation helps to mobilize communities in rural Africa.
What are we waiting for? Lets get rolling!