Helping Those Less Well Off

, , | UltraRob | Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 12:01 am

Many people around the world don’t have enough to eat, clean water to drink or money for medications. Those are things I’ve never experienced. Sure I’ve run out of food and bonked on long bike rides and hikes. Still I had more than enough stored fat to crawl my way back to where I could get plenty of food.

Today bloggers are uniting to make a difference in the fight against poverty. Although I and many of you ride your bikes for fun, many around the world use their bikes for transportation. Many more people would think they were rich if they had a bike to use to get around instead of walking.

Brad Majors at the 2008 24 Hours of MoabHaving a bike can enable people haul the goods they need to make a living and support their family. Last weekend Chris Strout and Brad Majors were racing solo at the 24 Hours of Moab for the World Bicycle Relief organization. Check out the World Bicycle Relief site to see how you can make a difference.

We go out and ride for fun but if we also commute by bike we can give the money we save on gas to help those that barely have enough to survive. Only $32 a month enables Compassion International to provide basics for a child. The Springs Rescue Mission, one our local soup kitchens, can feed a meal for $1.85.

Today I will be donating all earnings from this site to the Springs Rescue Mission. That should provide meals for a few dozen hungry people. If you’re planning on buying some new gear, search for it and buy today. If you already have more gear than you need, find some way to help someone in your local community or on the other side of the globe.

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0 Responses to “Helping Those Less Well Off”

  1. Chris says:

    Hey Rob, thanks for the heads up — Dan Brennan was out there too with us — Dan and Brad are “supervolunteers” and I’m a staffer at World Bicycle Relief. Moab was fantastic!

  2. Judy Dunn says:

    World Bicycle Relief. Sounds like an amazing organization.

    Good job to everyone who participated! And that’s a great list of other groups people can contribute to. Thanks for the information.

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