My adventure seeking brother, and 3 very close friends of mine from college have decided to embark on an incredible journey this summer. Starting May 1st these four guys will begin their coast to coast bike ride. They’ve decided to blog, vlog, photo share, and twitter * the experience so we can all watch with intense jealousy as they travel thousands of miles with their own two legs, sleeping in tents night after night exploring the deep breadth and expanse of the country.
These guys are not only riding as a challenge to themselves, but also as a means to raise money for their charity of choice KIVA.
From an email I received from one of the guys, he writes about KIVA:
“KIVA is the world’s first person-to-person micro lending website, that empowers individuals such as you and I to lend money directly to entrepreneurs throughout the developing world. It is not that these entrepreneurs lack the know-how, resolve, or determination needed to change their lives and the lives around them; they lack the access to capital. With a repayment rate of 98%, the issuing of micro loans through KIVA is truly a sustainable means of poverty alleviation that rewards those striving to make a difference for themselves and their communities. For more information on the KIVA Foundation and how you can contribute to our cause, click here: http://www.ridethelightning.org/support-us/.”
When I write about this I’m already consumed with the need for an impossible adventure like this, but also so excited to watch their progress. I hope you follow them and support them!
* these guys are very new to the whole social internet thing…late bloomers if you will, so cut them a little slack- -at least at the beginning!