Please join us in support to raise funds and awareness of the Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project and World Bicycle Relief as we bike from coast to coast June-August 2010.

Our goals:

To provide a well for a community soccer field in the compound of Ng’ombe in Zambia currently used by the Chikumbuso Grassroot Soccer Team. Chikumbuso provides free education and meals to 300 orphans as well as empowering widows and single moms through microenterprise projects.

Estimated cost- $10,000

Raise funds to donate 100 bicycles for an entire school through WBR- Bicycle Educational Empowerment Program. WBR has pledged to supply 50,000 bicycles to schools in Zambia. Recognizing the particular vulnerability of female children and the importance of educating girls, 70% of student recipients will be girls.

Cost- $13,500

To create awareness of Hasbro’s http://www.projectzambi.com/ inspired by a visit to the Chikumbuso Project.

To donate:

Click on the Donate Now link to make donations directly to World Bicycle Relief through our sponor page.

Or mail checks, payable to Friends of Chikumbuso or World Bicycle Relief, to Sabrina Buehler 350B Cossaduck Hill Rd, North Stonington, CT 06359. For more information email Sabrina at sabrinabuehler@aol.com

100% of Donations go Directly to the projects

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Plans

So as you may know by now, my parents and I have planned a cross-country bike trip to raise money for two organizations that we have grown close to. Our ride is going to start June 15th in Astoria, OR and we will make our way back towards the east coast, hopefully ending August 6th in Westerly, RI. We will be covering over 3400 miles and 12 states. Week 1 we will be traveling through Oregon stopping in St. Helens, Wellches/Rhododendron, Warm Springs, Mitchell, John Day, Baker City, and Ontario. Week 2 we leave Oregon and make our way through Idaho staying in Boise, Mountain Home, Twin Falls, Burley, Blackfoot, and Idaho Falls for a two day rest stop. Next we cover Wyoming by way of Jackson, Dubois, Riverton, Waltman, Casper, and Lusk. We'll ride through Dakota Junction, Nebraska, Merriman, Springview, Spencer, Crofton and ending week 4 in Sioux City, Indiana. Week 5 includes stops in Rockwell City, Williams, Independence, Dubuque, Indiana then Illinois through Rockford and spending 2 days in Chicago. Week 6 covers three states stopping in South Bend and Angola, Indiana, Perrysburg, Norwalk, and Akron, Ohio, and crossing into Pennsylvania at Grove City. The home stretch stops in DuBois, Clarence, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, and Milford, PA, West Point, New York, West Haven, Connecticut, and dipping our tires in The Atlantic in Westerly, Rhode Island. We hope to see all of you when we pass through your areas, and you are more than welcome to join us at any point if you want to get a little. exercise. Well I guess it's time to start training- Ben