ABOUT THE PROJECT
WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF
Our goal is the raise $15,000 for World Bicycle Relief. That equates to 100 bikes for students in Africa. All donations go directly to World Bicycle Relief.
KIDS ON BIKES
We’re working to inspire kids and families to get outdoors on bikes so that they might live healthy lives, connect with the natural world, and live sustainably.
We’ll be sharing our adventures through multiple outlets including our blog, social media, video, and articles so that you can follow along with us.
Find us at mountain bike events, races, youth rides, and trail work days as we travel across the U.S. and Canada.
Our mission is to get kids (and their families) on bikes. At home, there are so many reasons why this is important. Biking creates a vital connection with nature, reduces obesity, provides exercise, builds community, increases confidence, reduces air pollution, and on and on. When it comes to children in less privileged parts of the world, a bike provides all of those things and so much more. It means that they can get to school, and they can do so without living in fear. It means that their family can get to a doctor. Our goal is the raise $15,000 for World Bicycle Relief. That equates to 100 bikes for students in Africa. All donations go directly to World Bicycle Relief, and can be made on our fundraising page at http://fundraise.worldbicyclerelief.org/rascalsontheroad. We’ve seen it with our own eyes, have experienced it in our own lives, and know this is true: bicycles have the power to change the world.
MEET THE RASCALS
Little P B.
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